Administrative Staff

Scott Altman

Executive Director

The Elizabeth Solomon Executive Chair

Scott Altman joined Ballet West as Executive Director in 2013. He brings with him nearly three decades of experience in the performing arts and non-profit arts administration. Altman is the former General Director of the Phoenix-based Arizona Opera where, under his leadership, the company experienced unprecedented patron growth and expanded audience development.  He also oversaw the design and construction of a new Opera Center in central Phoenix and successfully consolidated operations into one city.

Altman’s professional activities, association and community activities include, among many others, serving as Regional and District Adjudicator for the Metropolitan Opera National Council, The University of Arizona Presidents Competition, and the Dallas Opera Competition. Altman is also the Recipient of the New Jersey State Council on the Arts Citation of Excellence for 2007, 2008, and 2009.
Prior to his roles in administration, Scott had a 20-year career as a professional singer and performed 37 distinct opera roles throughout the country. Along his path to administration, Scott was also an instructor of opera at Princeton University. He continues to instruct master classes and adjudicate prominent vocal competitions nationwide.

Altman went on to complete his Master of Music degree at Manhattan School of Music in New York, after receiving a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from the State University College at Purchase in Purchase, New York.


Michael Andrew Currey

Vice President of Artistic and Production Operations

Ken Dodson

Vice President of Finance and Administration

Tom Michel

Vice President of Development and Marketing


Peter Christie

Director of Education and Outreach

Peter Merz

Director of Ballet West Academy

Sarah West

Director of Development

Summer Wilson

Director of Business Expansion and Company Management


Joshua Jones

Associate Director of Press and Social Media

Sara M. K. Neal

Associate Director of Marketing

Chris Yoakam

Associate Director of Finance

Administration and Finance

Felicia Cowan

Human Resource and Payroll Manager

Sarah Taylor

Assistant Company Manager

Jennifer Bailey

Staff Accountant

Robin L. Holt

Accounts Payable Coordinator


Mickell Smith

Corporate Partnerships Manager

Jyn Van Putten

Membership Services Manager

Laura O’Neill

Manager of Special Events


Lisa Jensen

Retail Sales & Boutique Manager

Whitney Shaw

Coordinator of Creative Services

Marissa Hodges

Marketing Coordinator

Kelsey Evans

Graphic Design Assistant

Ticketing and Subscriber Services

Jack E Stahl

Manager of Technology and Ticketing

Jenée Brenning

Coordinator of Patron Services

Jane Harris

Lead Patron Advisor

Natalie Harris

Patron Advisor

Albert Fallick-Wang

Patron Advisor

W. Powell Smith

Patron Advisor

Education and Outreach

Dana Rossi

Assistant Director, I CAN DO

Shelly Cordova

Educator, I CAN DO

Lauren Devall

Educator, I CAN DO

Jennifer Heighton

Educator, I CAN DO

Stacy Hullinger

Educator, I CAN DO

Jessica Maurer

Educator, I CAN DO

Anne Marie Smith

Educator, I CAN DO

Natalie Whitney

Educator, I CAN DO



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