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Toni Pimble, Artistic Director

Toni Pimble

Artistic Director

Artistic Director Born in England, Toni studied at Elmhurst Ballet School. Her professional career began in Germany with notable choreographers Lothar Höfgen, Anthony Taylor, Nils Christie Michel Descombey and Miko…


Josh Neckels

Executive Director

  Josh Neckels was named Executive Director of Eugene Ballet in July of 2016 after serving in the positions of Stage Manager, Tour Technical Director, Tour Manager, Finance Manager, Educational…


Brian McWhorter

Music Director

  Brian McWhorter is music director for Orchestra Next and the Eugene Ballet Company. As an orchestral musician, McWhorter has performed with the Eugene Symphony, Oregon Bach Festival Orchestra, Oregon…

Jennifer Martin

Jennifer Martin

Associate Artistic Director

  A native of Long Beach, California, Jennifer is currently in her 26th season with Eugene Ballet. Jennifer began studying ballet in southern California at the School of the Long…


Suzanne Haag

Resident Choreographer

  Originally from Hartford, Connecticut, Suzanne received her early training at the School of the Hartford Ballet and Butler University where she received her B.S. in Arts Administration and Dance.…


Christina Lay

Finance Manager

  A second-generation Eugenean and graduate of the University of Oregon, Christina has managed to combine her concerns for the community and a love of the arts with her bookkeeping…


Kylie Keppler

Public Relations Director

  Kylie is Eugene Ballet's Public Relations Director and holds a journalism degree from the University of Oregon where she focused on public relations, feature writing, and social media. Her…


Emily Payne

Associate Director of Donor Engagement

Emily Payne joined Eugene Ballet as Development Associate in December 2019 and comes to the Ballet with a background in donor database management, donor cultivation and research, graphic design, and…


Carrie Stone

Associate Director of Donor Engagement

  Carrie is thrilled to join Eugene Ballet as an Associate Director of Donor Engagement. Dance was her first passion, yet arts education took its place after receiving an MA…


Katie Patrick

Marketing and Design Coordinator

  Katie Patrick has been with The Eugene Ballet for ten years. She first joined the organization as an academy faculty member teaching hip hop, tap, jazz, and pre-ballet. In…


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Board of Directors


Michael Syman-Degler



Len Calvert

Vice President

Jerril Nilson


Megan Hovarth

Megan Horvath


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  • Brick Lantz, Orthopedic Doctor

  • Gary J. LeClair, Medical Director

  • Monique Mulbry, Brand Building Expert

  • Toni Pimble, Artistic Director

  • Margaret Savoian, Associate Director of Development, University of Oregon

  • Jeanne Staton, Business Leader

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