Education Programs Manager and Assistant to the Artistic Director
Doug Fullington was named Education Programs Manager of Pacific Northwest Ballet in 2005 and Assistant to Artistic Director Peter Boal in 2006. He is responsible for developing PNB's audience education programs and overseeing the Company's Outreach programs. Mr. Fullington is also on the consulting staff of Pacific Northwest Ballet School as dance historian. He has been with the PNB since 1995, working first as a pianist for Pacific Northwest Ballet School (19951997), then as Executive Assistant to Artistic Directors Kent Stowell and Francia Russell (19972000) and also as Lecturer (20012005). As a dance historian, Mr. Fullington is a fluent reader of Stepanov notation, a classical ballet notation system developed in Russia and used in the Imperial Theatres, St. Petersburg, between about 1985 and 1915. In 2000, he contributed reconstructed dances to the Bolshoi Ballet's revival of Marius Petipa's The Daughter of Pharaoh, and in 2004, he reconstructed Petipa's Le jardin animé for Pacific Northwest Ballet School. He mostly recently reconstructed 25 dances from Petipa's Le Corsaire for the Bavarian State Ballet. His writings on the Stepanov notations have been published in Ballet Alert!, Ballet Review, Dance View and Dancing Times. In 2000, he was named a principal researcher for The George Balanchine Foundation's "Popular Balanchine" project. Mr. Fullington is also a professional musician. In 1993, he founded the Tudor Choir, a professional vocal ensemble based in Seattle which he continues to direct. Doug can be reached at 206.441.2445 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Manager, Community Education Programs
PNB Teaching Artist
Kayti Bouljon joined Pacific Northwest Ballet in August 2004. As Community Education Programs Manager, she oversees program curriculum, works extensively in classrooms, leads professional development workshops for teachers and teaching artists, and consults on arts lesson planning with area schools, teachers, and organizations. Additionally, as a member of the Pacific Northwest Ballet School faculty she teaches dance classes, and conducts seminars and choreography workshops for young dancers. A native of Illinois, Kayti graduated from the University of Washington with a BA in Dance and a BA in Public Health in 2004, and has worked as a teaching artist in the Seattle area since 2002. She continues to perform and choreograph locally. She can be reached at 206.441.2432 or email@example.com.
Coordinator, Community Education Programs
PNB Teaching Artist
Shannon Barnes first worked with Pacific Northwest Ballet's Community Education Programs from 20022004. She left to pursue a post-graduate certificate in Community Dance at Laban in London. While in England, she had the opportunity to intern with the inclusive dance company Candoco and also worked as a dance specialist in primary schools in Bath. She returned to Seattle and PNB in 2006 and is currently a Teaching Artist and Community Programs Coordinator for the Education Programs at PNB. Shannon is committed to making dance accessible to a broad range of people and focuses much of her independent work on creating inclusive dance opportunities for people with and without disabilities. Shannon completed her undergraduate degree in 2001 at the University of Washington, earning a BA in Dance and Psychology. She continues to study, perform, and choreograph dance locally. Shannon may be reached at 206.441.9411 x4229 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Assistant, PNB Community Education Programs
Ana Maria Campoy joined Pacific Northwest Ballet in September 2011. As Community Education Programs Assistant, she provides administrative support, communication, and advocacy for and among students, teaching artists, classroom teachers, and the community. She graduated from California State University Fullerton with a BA in Theatre Arts and a BA in English in 2010. She moved to Seattle in fall 2010 to participate in Seattle Repertory Theatre’s Professional Arts Training Program as the Education Intern; she continues her work as a freelance teaching artist with SRT’s Education Department. She has been fortunate to work on various bilingual productions and teaching artist residencies, allowing her to perform and teach in her first language, Spanish. She is a passionate and proud advocate of the performing arts, believing that performance provides communities a voice and individuals self-exploration. She continues to perform and work as a teaching artist locally. She can be reached at AMCampoy@pnb.org or at 206.441.2415.
Judith May Austin earned a Bachelor of Arts in Dance and Political Science from the University of Washington in 2003, and is currently pursuing a Masters in Public Administration at Seattle University. She is also a graduate of the Vancouver School of Arts and Academics in Vancouver, Washington where she trained in dance and theater performance. Her movement background includes ballet and modern techniques, as well as traditional Irish step dancing. Ms. Austin joined the PNB Teaching Artist Faculty in 2008.
Ann Marie Caldwell. Photo by Chris Bennion.
Ann Marie Caldwell Teaching the arts to students is a passion for Ann Marie Caldwell. This is her seventh year as a teaching artist, with experience in teaching movement, drama, and visual art. Ann Marie graduated from University of Puget Sound with a degree in theatre before completing the Teaching Artist Apprenticeship at Seattle Children's Theatre. She has continued her training with the Creative Dance Center and is a participant in the 2011-12 Washington State Arts Commission-sponsored Teaching Artist Training Lab. Ann Marie is delighted to have joined PNB in 2011.
Lauren Kirchner began her dance education at the Center for Dance in Issaquah/Preston where she trained in ballet, jazz, and musical theatre. At Connecticut College, she minored in dance and received her BA in Sociology-based human relations in 2009. While at Connecticut College she studied modern dance and ballet, was an active member of the dance club, and captained the school dance team, studying with artists such as David Dorfman, Heidi Henderson, Robyne Watkin, Lisa Race and JT Jenkins. Ms. Kirchner also spent a semester abroad in Sydney, Australia studying dance and sociology at the University of New South Wales, working with Australian choreographer Sue Healy. She has worked as an intern and instructor for Pacific Northwest Ballet's Community Education Programs since 2008.
Rochelle Rapaszky began her dance training at the age of seven in her hometown of Fallbrook, CA and continued at Ballet Society of North County, under the tutelage of Jacqueline Hepner-Thurston. She received her BFA in Dance from Cornish College of the Arts in Seattle in 2007 and thoroughly enjoys the fine arts of teaching, choreographing, and making dance accessible to the community. Rochelle holds awards from San Diego Dance Alliance, as well as Cornish College of the Arts. She has attended teacher training workshops with foundations such as TATL, Arts Time, VSA Arts Institute, and Creative Dance Center of Washington. Rochelle joined PNB in 2008.
Suzanne Singla trained with Columbia Dance Ensemble in Vancouver, Oregon Ballet Theatre School and Alvin Ailey American Dance Center, where she received a Certificate of Dance. She performed with dance ensembles in Oregon, New York and South Africa. Her teaching credits include faculty positions at Connecticut Dance Theatre, School at Steps, and Ballet Hispanico. Ms. Singla joined the PNBS faculty in 2004 and served as Children's Division Coordinator from 20052009. She recently completed her training in STOTT Pilates.
Becca Baggenstoss teaches and performs a variety of percussion styles. Native of Arkansas, she received a bachelor of music education from Oklahoma State University and a masters in percussion performance from the University of New Mexico. She arrived on the Seattle scene in 2009 and already has a variety of gigs from principle percussionist with the Lake Union Civic Orchestra, to performing with the Seattle Percussion Collective, the Pacific Northwest Ballet, and Titanium Sporkestra. She also teaches at the Seattle Drum School and various after school music programs.
Seattle born drummer Adam Kessler studies, teaches, and performs music from around the world. A graduate of Cornish College of the Arts, Adam plays a wide variety of drum set and percussion musical genres including jazz, Brazilian, reggae, middle eastern, funk, rock, blues, and klezmer. He has performed with several dance companies and currently works with Washington Middle School's afterschool jazz band. Adam has been an accompanist for Pacific Northwest Ballet since 2006.
Bob Rees is well known around the Pacific Northwest for his work as a free jazz drummer and improvising percussionist, as well as playing percussion and keyboards with Seattle based group Flowmotion. His work with the Wally Shoup Trio has received critical acclaim as has the group's releases on London based label Leo Records. Rees has performed throughout North America and Europe and shared the stage with a diversity of local, national, and international artists including Santana drummer Michael Shrieve, WAR's Lee Oskar, Grand National Banjo Champion Tony Furtado, Michael Franti and Spearhead, guitarist Steve Kimmock, Michael Travis (String Cheese Incident), The Everyone Orchestra, New York saxophonists Daniel Carter and Jessica Lurie, British improvisers Mark Sanders and John Edwards, Sun Ra Arkestra saxophonist Noel Scott, composers Wayne Horvitz and Greg Sinibaldi, and bassists Reuben Radding and Mike Bisio, and saxophonist and painter Wally Shoup. Rees holds music education and percussion performance degrees from Eastern Washington University and has taught for Bellevue Public Schools, Music Works Northwest, Bellevue Youth Symphony, and the Seattle Drum School. Bob also works with Pacific Northwest Ballet's Outreach program and the Rainier Ballet Academy. Rees is a recipient of a Jack Straw Artist Support Grant, and his solo mallet music can be heard on the Seattle Art Museum's audio guide.
Denali Williams formal music education culminated in a Bachelor of Music degree in Percussion Performance from Eastern Washington University where he studied performance techniques from orchestral, percussion ensemble, jazz, West African, and Brazilian traditions while taking a keen interest in performing today's music through improvising or performing new works. Denali continues his foray into new music as a member of the Seattle Percussion Collective since its debut in 2009 performing works by composers such as Stuart Saunders Smith, Mauricio Kagel, Milton Babbitt, and John Cage to name a few. His past performances include those with New York's Loop 2.4.3, Montreal's Quasar Quatuor du Saxophones, Seattle Chamber Music Society, Spokane's ZEPHYR new music series, and Tacoma New Music. After graduating from college Denali accepted a percussion-section position in the Tacoma Symphony and regularly performs masterworks of the symphonic repertoire and backs artists which have included Ray Charles, Wynonna, and Ronnie Milsap. Denali's informal (and continuing!) music education has involved playing in quite literally dozens of groups ranging from funk big bands to rock, jazz, blues, and country rhythm-sections. He has been drumming with the up-and-coming national rock act The Staxx Brothers since 2006 sharing the stage with groups including Soulive!, members of The Meters, and Ivan Neville's Dumpstaphunk. He is featured on the band's second record We Are the Blaxstonz and the soon-to-be-released third album Jungle Cats. He has been drummer with the edgy-sounding Uncle Pooch since its inception in 2007 and can be heard on their debut album Conduct Unbecoming.