Ballet Arizona’s 2023-2024 Season

Contemporary Council

Contemporary Council Officers

Anya Borshch

Anya Borshch

Chairwoman

Anya Borshch

Anya Borshch

Chairwoman

Chairwoman

Anya Borshch

Chairwoman

Kristin Heggli
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Kristin Heggli

Vice Chair

Kristin Heggli
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Kristin Heggli

Vice Chair

Vice Chair
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Kristin Heggli

Vice Chair

Norma Gutierrez
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Norma Gutierrez

Secretary

Norma is a Corporate Recruiter at U-Haul International. She is an established recruitment and business professional, passionate about partnering with organizations to solve complex business problems. She strives to improve organizational experiences and loyalty through talent management strategies. Outside of her professional endeavors, she is an avid cellist, a connoisseur of local confectioneries, and a devoted patron of live arts events.

From an early age, she developed a love and appreciation for ballet and the performing arts. She took ballet classes as a child and, after finding out she had two left feet, she translated this love to her cello pieces. She’s grateful to continue utilizing her background and contributing to the success of Ballet Arizona.

Norma Gutierrez
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Norma Gutierrez

Secretary

Norma is a Corporate Recruiter at U-Haul International. She is an established recruitment and business professional, passionate about partnering with organizations to solve complex business problems. She strives to improve organizational experiences and loyalty through talent management strategies. Outside of her professional endeavors, she is an avid cellist, a connoisseur of local confectioneries, and a devoted patron of live arts events.

From an early age, she developed a love and appreciation for ballet and the performing arts. She took ballet classes as a child and, after finding out she had two left feet, she translated this love to her cello pieces. She’s grateful to continue utilizing her background and contributing to the success of Ballet Arizona.

Secretary
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Norma Gutierrez

Secretary

Norma is a Corporate Recruiter at U-Haul International. She is an established recruitment and business professional, passionate about partnering with organizations to solve complex business problems. She strives to improve organizational experiences and loyalty through talent management strategies. Outside of her professional endeavors, she is an avid cellist, a connoisseur of local confectioneries, and a devoted patron of live arts events.

From an early age, she developed a love and appreciation for ballet and the performing arts. She took ballet classes as a child and, after finding out she had two left feet, she translated this love to her cello pieces. She’s grateful to continue utilizing her background and contributing to the success of Ballet Arizona.

Serena Remy
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Serena Remy

Treasurer

Serena Remy
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Serena Remy

Treasurer

Treasurer
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Serena Remy

Treasurer

Contemporary Council Members

Julie Anderson
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Julie Anderson

Julie Anderson
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Julie Anderson

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Julie Anderson

Rochelle Belsito
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Rochelle Belsito

From: Phoenix, Arizona

Rochelle Belsito
Rochelle

Rochelle Belsito

From: Phoenix, Arizona

Rochelle

Rochelle Belsito

From: Phoenix, Arizona

Jamie Brooke Forseth

Jamie Brooke Forseth

Jamie Brooke Forseth has held leadership roles across U.S. public finance, defense, and diplomacy.  Today she is head of research and business strategy at Tower Bay Asset Management, an alternative asset manager specializing in the $4 trillion U.S. municipal bond market. Her prior public finance roles include head of research at a credit hedge fund and lead strategist on Goldman Sachs’ municipal bond trading desk. She previously served as the director of global strategy and senior advisor to the Secretary of the Air Force at the Pentagon and the Ambassador’s personal chief of staff at the U.S. Embassy in Finland.

A native Arizonan, Forseth danced at Ballet Arizona while a student at Arizona School for the Arts. She went on to earn five degrees in five years from Arizona State University (bachelor’s degrees in violin performance, political science, English literature, and integrated Polish studies as well as a Master’s degree in political theory). She also holds an MBA from the Yale School of Management. She has performed solo violin for a U.S. President, Secretary of State, and Supreme Court Justice, but today is most at ease in the audience of performing arts organizations like Ballet Arizona.

Jamie Brooke Forseth

Jamie Brooke Forseth

Jamie Brooke Forseth has held leadership roles across U.S. public finance, defense, and diplomacy.  Today she is head of research and business strategy at Tower Bay Asset Management, an alternative asset manager specializing in the $4 trillion U.S. municipal bond market. Her prior public finance roles include head of research at a credit hedge fund and lead strategist on Goldman Sachs’ municipal bond trading desk. She previously served as the director of global strategy and senior advisor to the Secretary of the Air Force at the Pentagon and the Ambassador’s personal chief of staff at the U.S. Embassy in Finland.

A native Arizonan, Forseth danced at Ballet Arizona while a student at Arizona School for the Arts. She went on to earn five degrees in five years from Arizona State University (bachelor’s degrees in violin performance, political science, English literature, and integrated Polish studies as well as a Master’s degree in political theory). She also holds an MBA from the Yale School of Management. She has performed solo violin for a U.S. President, Secretary of State, and Supreme Court Justice, but today is most at ease in the audience of performing arts organizations like Ballet Arizona.

Jamie Brooke Forseth

Jamie Brooke Forseth has held leadership roles across U.S. public finance, defense, and diplomacy.  Today she is head of research and business strategy at Tower Bay Asset Management, an alternative asset manager specializing in the $4 trillion U.S. municipal bond market. Her prior public finance roles include head of research at a credit hedge fund and lead strategist on Goldman Sachs’ municipal bond trading desk. She previously served as the director of global strategy and senior advisor to the Secretary of the Air Force at the Pentagon and the Ambassador’s personal chief of staff at the U.S. Embassy in Finland.

A native Arizonan, Forseth danced at Ballet Arizona while a student at Arizona School for the Arts. She went on to earn five degrees in five years from Arizona State University (bachelor’s degrees in violin performance, political science, English literature, and integrated Polish studies as well as a Master’s degree in political theory). She also holds an MBA from the Yale School of Management. She has performed solo violin for a U.S. President, Secretary of State, and Supreme Court Justice, but today is most at ease in the audience of performing arts organizations like Ballet Arizona.

Lindsay Danto
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Lindsay Danto

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Lindsay Danto
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Lindsay Danto

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Lindsay Danto

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Dani McCune

Dani McCune

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Dani McCune

Dani McCune

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Dani McCune

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Tracy Olson

Tracy Olson

Snell & Wilmer, LLP

Tracy Olson is an associate attorney at the law firm of Snell & Wilmer, LLP. She is a part of the firm’s special litigation and compliance group where she focuses her practice on representing businesses and individuals in constitutional, government relations and regulatory matters. Her state and federal constitutional and governmental relations practice includes election law, political law and commercial litigation. In her regulatory practice, Tracy regularly represents and consults with healthcare clients regarding complex compliance questions, licensing complaints and government investigations.

Tracy Olson

Tracy Olson

Snell & Wilmer, LLP

Tracy Olson is an associate attorney at the law firm of Snell & Wilmer, LLP. She is a part of the firm’s special litigation and compliance group where she focuses her practice on representing businesses and individuals in constitutional, government relations and regulatory matters. Her state and federal constitutional and governmental relations practice includes election law, political law and commercial litigation. In her regulatory practice, Tracy regularly represents and consults with healthcare clients regarding complex compliance questions, licensing complaints and government investigations.

Snell & Wilmer, LLP

Tracy Olson

Snell & Wilmer, LLP

Tracy Olson is an associate attorney at the law firm of Snell & Wilmer, LLP. She is a part of the firm’s special litigation and compliance group where she focuses her practice on representing businesses and individuals in constitutional, government relations and regulatory matters. Her state and federal constitutional and governmental relations practice includes election law, political law and commercial litigation. In her regulatory practice, Tracy regularly represents and consults with healthcare clients regarding complex compliance questions, licensing complaints and government investigations.

Joseph Palomino
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Joseph Palomino

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Joseph Palomino
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Joseph Palomino

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Joseph Palomino

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Kathryn Preston

Kathryn Preston

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Kathryn Preston

Kathryn Preston

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Kathryn Preston

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Charlotte Rheingold
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Charlotte Rheingold

Charlotte Rheingold
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Charlotte Rheingold

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Charlotte Rheingold

Jordyn Siegfried
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Jordyn Siegfried

Jordyn Siegfried
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Jordyn Siegfried

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Jordyn Siegfried

Eleanor Umphres

Eleanor Umphres

Eleanor is an attorney and Captain in the United States Air Force Judge Advocate General’s Corps, serving as Area Defense Counsel on Luke Air Force Base.  She achieved a BA in International Affairs and Politics in Bruxelles, Belgium; a master’s in Social Work from Columbia University; and a J.D. from Georgetown Law.

Eleanor was trained classically at the Dallas Metropolitan Ballet.  She spent summers at the School of American Ballet, American Ballet Theatre in New York, San Francisco Ballet, and Pacific Northwest Ballet.  She danced professionally with the Sacramento Ballet from 2004-2006 and is thrilled to support Ballet Arizona as a member of the Contemporary Council.

Eleanor Umphres

Eleanor Umphres

Eleanor is an attorney and Captain in the United States Air Force Judge Advocate General’s Corps, serving as Area Defense Counsel on Luke Air Force Base.  She achieved a BA in International Affairs and Politics in Bruxelles, Belgium; a master’s in Social Work from Columbia University; and a J.D. from Georgetown Law.

Eleanor was trained classically at the Dallas Metropolitan Ballet.  She spent summers at the School of American Ballet, American Ballet Theatre in New York, San Francisco Ballet, and Pacific Northwest Ballet.  She danced professionally with the Sacramento Ballet from 2004-2006 and is thrilled to support Ballet Arizona as a member of the Contemporary Council.

Eleanor Umphres

Eleanor is an attorney and Captain in the United States Air Force Judge Advocate General’s Corps, serving as Area Defense Counsel on Luke Air Force Base.  She achieved a BA in International Affairs and Politics in Bruxelles, Belgium; a master’s in Social Work from Columbia University; and a J.D. from Georgetown Law.

Eleanor was trained classically at the Dallas Metropolitan Ballet.  She spent summers at the School of American Ballet, American Ballet Theatre in New York, San Francisco Ballet, and Pacific Northwest Ballet.  She danced professionally with the Sacramento Ballet from 2004-2006 and is thrilled to support Ballet Arizona as a member of the Contemporary Council.

About the Contemporary Council

The Ballet Arizona Contemporary Council, Ballet Arizona’s junior board was formed by young leaders in Phoenix to reach a new population of community members and cultivate a passion for art and dance.

The Contemporary Council believes that one performance can change lives. The Council supports Ballet Arizona to foster the growth of a new generation of patrons of the ballet through creative fundraising, education, volunteering, and awareness.

To support this mission, The Contemporary Council creates exciting engagement and fundraising events for Ballet Barre Young Professionals’ Group. Check out our upcoming events, we would love to see you at our next event!

We are currently accepting new members! For more information, please contact Elyse Salisz at esalisz@balletaz.org

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