President – Kendal Hamann
Kendal Hamann is a North Bay native and physician, practicing endocrinology in Santa Rosa. She is the mother of two young children and has a particular interest in the emotional and intellectual well being of young people in Sonoma County. She is a longtime supporter of NCBC, its commitment to young dancers, and the promotion of dance as art in her community. Her hobbies include Zumba, fly fishing, and teaching her children about fine art.
Vice President – Kathy Guthormsen
Treasurer – Kathryn Phimister
Kathryn Phimister is a Children’s Division teacher and licensed Zumba instructor at Petaluma School of Ballet. She began her dance training there and has received additional training from San Francisco Conservatory of Dance, Sacramento Ballet and Milwaukee Ballet School. Kathryn was also a senior member of Petaluma City Ballet (now known as North Coast Ballet California), performing such roles as Swanhilda in Coppelia, Bluebird in Sleeping Beauty, and The Sugar Plum Fairy in The Nutcracker. She supports NCBC in its professional level training and performance quality as well as the life long lessons (and friends!) that come from being a dancer. In her spare time she enjoys Giants baseball, going on road trips and snuggling with her dogs, Sophie and Stella.
Secretary – Dani Caldwell
Directors at Large
Marilyn Jasoni – Advisory
Marilyn Jasoni began her ballet training with her aunt Anabel Mueller and teacher/choreographer Mme Olga Ziceva. She also studied at San Francisco Ballet School with Harold and Lew Christensen. In 1961 she received her Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from University of Utah where her ballet instructors were Willam Christensen and Gordon Paxman. While at U. of U. she was a student teacher and took over teaching duties at various times. After graduating she joined Alan Howard’s Pacific Ballet. In 1963 she retired from the ballet world to marry and raise a family. in 1978 she reentered the ballet world as a teacher for Petaluma School of Ballet under the direction of Mary Paula, and then Ann Derby. She has taught at various schools in Sonoma County for over 35 years. She supports North Coast Ballet California, which offers opportunities for dancers to perform as a pre-professional company and to participate in Regional Dance America.
Becky Lynch – Past President
Becky Lynch’s association with Petaluma City Ballet (now North Coast Ballet California) began in 1984 working on costumes. In the years that followed she has worked on props, painting sets, stage crew and fund raising. Her daughter danced with Petaluma School of Ballet and Petaluma City Ballet from the age of three and went on to a professional career in dance. She has served on the NCBC board for many years and at one time served as President. Her greatest joy from her long association with Petaluma City Ballet and NCBC has been watching young people progress into lovely dancers and become responsible and disciplined adults.