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The core responsibility of the Springfield Ballet Company Board of Directors is to adhere in every way to the Company mission: “The Springfield Ballet Company provides dance education and performances to enrich our community through the beauty, energy and diversity of dance.”

Our greatest asset to that end is the Company staff, our employees who educate and inspire Company dancers and Trainees, plan and conduct performances of the highest professional quality and reach out to community constituencies such as school children and senior citizens and enrich their lives. Our staff members also keep the business side of our organization functioning smoothly on a day-to-day basis.

As Board members, our role has been to assemble that staff and instill it with a spirit of teamwork and to encourage the creation of a mission-oriented program of activities. More directly, the Board is responsible for developing resources to support Company activities and for meeting our fiduciary obligations to the community to wisely expend and fully account for Company resources. In these and other ways, the Board ensures the current and future viability of our treasured community asset.

Nominations for 2017-2018 Board members are now being accepted.

Please click on the link below for more information about why you should consider serving on the SBC Board.

Board Recruitment Info FY18

Complete the Nomination Form and return to Springfield Ballet Company, 420 S. Sixth Street, Springfield, IL  62701.  Nomination forms are due April 30, 2017.  Any questions or additional information can be directed to Rachel Hall, Nominations Chair at 217.891.3831 or

Nomination Form FY18_Fillable

Springfield Ballet Company Board of Directors

Nicole Nunn, President
Kim Leistner Root, Vice President
Elizabeth Owens, Treasurer
Rachel Hall, Secretary
Sarah L. Beuning, Finance Chair
Annette Schott, Promotions Chair
Grace Nanavati, Director Emeritus

Pattie Curry
Kristy Gilmore
Jennifer Gronewold
Rachel Hall
Whitney Hubbard
Sarah Jennings
Emily Johnson
Charlotte Kane
Nalo Thomas Mitchell
Ann Opferman
Greg Riddle
Elizabeth Ross
Annette Schippel
Jamie Stout
Brooke Thomas