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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…


Michael Peterson

Resident Lighting Designer

Michael Peterson has been designing for Eugene Ballet since 2009, creating the lighting for more than 70 ballets. Other companies that Michael has designed for include American Players Theatre, National Tour…


Meagan Mod Thibodeaux

Development Director

Meagan is thrilled to join Eugene Ballet as Development Director. Originally from South Louisiana, she received her BFA in Performing Arts with a focus in dance from the University of Louisiana…


Katie Patrick

Marketing Director

  Katie Patrick has been with The Eugene Ballet since 2012. She first joined the organization as an academy faculty member teaching hip hop, tap, jazz,  elementary division ballet, and…


Nina Nicotera

Corporate and Media Relations Manager

  Nina, born and raised in Tampa, Florida, graduated from Butler University with a Degree in Dance Arts Administration and a minor in Strategic Communications. During her time at Butler…


Katherine Frizzell


Katherine Frizzell launched her career in videography at age 12 when she landed an (unpaid) job directing a Billie Jean music video starring her brother and herself. She then took…


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Board of Directors


Michael Syman-Degler


Corynn Gilbert

Vice President

Bethan Jones


Megan Hovarth

Megan Horvath


    • Alisa Caesar, Interior Decorator
    • Joan Cavan, Registered Nurse 
    • Len Calvert, Retired
    • Cynthia Hostetter, Event Planner, Retired 
    • Susan Jones Owner, Pasta Plus 
    • Brick Lantz, Orthopedic Doctor 
    • Gary J. LeClair, Medical Director 
    • Tommye Martinez, Retired 
    • Jaime Morgan, Academy Parent
    • Monique Mulbry, Brand Building Expert 
    • Jerril Nilson, Graphic Designer
    • Toni Pimble, Artistic Director 
    • Jeanne Staton, Business Owner, Retired
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