Administrative Staff

Scott Altman

Executive Director

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.


Summer Wilson

Director of Business Expansion and Company Management

Pama Rejali

Grants Administrator and Assistant to the Executive Director

Lisa Jensen

Retail Sales & Boutique Manager

Sarah Taylor

Assistant Company Manager


Ken Dodson

Vice President of Finance and Administration

Chris Yoakam

Associate Director of Finance

Felicia Cowan

Human Resource and Payroll Manager

Jennifer Bailey

Staff Accountant

Robin L. Holt

Accounts Payable Coordinator


Tom Michel

Vice President of Development and Marketing

Sarah West

Director of Development

Mickell Smith

Corporate Partnerships Manager

Jyn Van Putten

Membership Services Manager

Laura O’Neill

Manager of Special Events




Sara M. K. Neal

Associate Director of Marketing 

Joshua Jones 

Associate Director of Press and Social Media 

Whitney Shaw

Coordinator of Creative Services 

Marissa Hodges

Marketing Coordinator

Kelsey Evans

Graphic Design Assistant

Ticketing & Subscriber Services

Jack E Stahl

Manager of Technology and Ticketing

Jenée Brenning

Coordinator of Patron Services 

Jane Harris

Lead Patron Advisor 


Beverly Kunzler

Patron Advisor

Natalie Harris

Patron Advisor

Albert Fallick-Wang

Patron Advisor

W. Powell Smith

Patron Advisor

Education & Outreach

Peter Christie

Director of 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


Ballet West also thanks the following Sports Medicine and Medical Service Providers:

Comprehensive Orthopedics and Sports Medicine
Kevin Semans, ATC – Athletic Trainer
Mara L. Rabin, MD – Family Medicine
Andrew Cooper, MD – Orthopedic Surgeon


Bob Crowder, Josh Crowder and Aaron Crowder are the official IT consultants to Ballet West.
Ballet West is an American Guild of Musical Artists (AGMA) Company.
Ballet West is an American Federation of Musicians (AFM) Company.
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