Since 1993, Susan Boreliz has taught tap, jazz, lyrical, and improvisational dance at various public schools and Bay Area dance studios. She established a youth performance group, which toured throughout the Bay Area, and she was a performer and choreographer for Move Dance Theatre in Oakland. Throughout her dance career, she has performed at the Marin Center, Stanford University, Lesher Center for the Arts, Yoshi’s, the Kaiser Arena, and the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts. She produced an after-school program for the South of Market Recreation Center (now the Gene Friend Recreation Center). Ms. Boreliz has served as a board member and selection chairperson for the San Francisco Chapter of New Leaders Council, and she continues to mentor emerging entrepreneurs. Since 1996, she has been providing consulting, administrative, project liaison and coordination services for diverse industries in the San Francisco Bay Area and Sacramento Region.
Director of Operations
Krissy Gray began her marketing career in the Motion Picture Industry, where she was the Director of In-Theater Marketing for Gramercy Pictures, Destination Films and Focus Features. She had the privilege of marketing the Academy Award winning films Fargo, Dead Man Walking, The Usual Suspects and The Piano. She also collaborated on, designed and oversaw a number of special events ranging from movie premieres, Oscar parties, trade shows and conventions while in Los Angeles. After moving back to the Bay Area, Ms. Gray ran the Marketing and Special Events department for a risk management company and most recently was the Managing Director for Diablo Theatre Company, producing a number of musicals including Shrek The Musical, Singin’ in the Rain and Guys and Dolls. In addition to her professional experience, Ms. Gray is a trained dancer and holds a BA in Dance from Loyola Marymount University. She has danced in many Bay Area productions, as well as in performances around the world. Ms. Gray has been with Diablo Ballet since 2015 and is the Co-Founder of the the Diablo Ballet School.
Guest Services Manager
Julie’s passion for the arts began at a very young age when she was exposed to live theatre. She performed for many years onstage but her passion continued behind the scenes. She graduated from Heald Business College and worked as an Office Manager for 25 years for a local engineering firm. Being creative has always been one of her greatest passions. Ms. Hahn was a member of the Diablo Theatre Company Board of Directors where she worked on their mainstage productions. Since 2003, she has managed STARS 2000 Teen Theatre Company, a non-profit pre-professional teen theatre company, as a Producer and Director of Operations working with teens and college students producing high-caliber musical productions. Ms. Hahn has been Diablo Ballet's Guest Services Manager since 2018.
Communications and Development Manager
Michele Johnson joins Diablo Ballet with a passion for performing arts and sensibility for nonprofits. Since she grew up practicing ballet and other forms of dance from a very young age, she understands the power it holds. Ms. Johnson earned her Associate's degree in Computer Arts New Media from Academy of Art University, Bachelor’s degree in Public Relations and Marketing from Ashford University, and is currently earning her Master’s degree in Consciousness and Transformative Studies from John F. Kennedy University. She has worked in Development and Communications for various nonprofits in the Bay Area and believes it is the human connection that keeps this very important work moving forward.
Peek Outreach Associate Director
Edward Stegge received his training on full scholarship at the San Francisco Ballet, and also received training at the School of American Ballet and Pacific Northwest Ballet. He danced with the Colorado Ballet for ten seasons, performing the Cavalier in "The Nutcracker", Franz in "Coppelia", Bluebird in "Sleeping Beauty", and alternate leading roles in Alvin Ailey's "The River". Mr. Stegge was a guest artist with Minnesota Dance Theater, under direction of the late Loyce Houlton, and has performed extensively throughout Japan. He returned to California in 2000 and performed with Peninsula Ballet Theatre, Oakland Ballet, and with the San Francisco Opera Ballet. Since joining Diablo Ballet in 2002, Mr. Stegge has performed the title role in Julia Adam's "The Little Prince", George Balanchine’s "Tarantella Pas de Deux" and "Who Cares", KT Nelson's "Walk before Talk" and Val Caniparoli’s "Aquilarco" Pas de Deux. In 2014, Mr. Stegge retired as a dancer and assumed the position of PEEK Associate Director, where he works with under-served school children and youth incarcerated in the Juvenile Justice System, teaching them self esteem, group process, and expressing oneself through movement.
Peek Outreach Associate Director
Rosselyn Ramirez was born and received her training in Caracas, Venezuela. From 2005-2011, she performed with Ballet Classico de Camara Nina Novak, and with the Ballet National de Caracas Teatro Teresa Carreño. She has danced principal roles in the classical ballet repertoire, including "Le Corsaire", "Esmeralda" and "The Nutcracker" and in contemporary ballets such as "Amor", "Brujo", "Passion", and "Texturas". Ms. Ramirez has performed in Uruguay and Cuba, and was a guest artist at the 21st Festival of Ballet in Havana, Cuba. She joined Diablo Ballet in 2011 and danced in works by George Balanchine, Tina Kay Bohnstedt, Val Caniparoli, Robert Dekkers, Danielle Rowe, Ben Stevenson, Christopher Stowell, and George Balanchine's Apollo. She has had works created for her by Robert Dekkers, Sean Kelly, Gary Masters and KT Nelson. Ms. Ramirez has appeared as a guest lecturer at UC Berkeley's BAMPHA. In 2019, Ms. Ramirez retired from the stage and assumed the position of PEEK Outreach Assistant Director, where she works alongside Mr. Stegge with under-served school children and youth incarcerated in the Juvenile Justice System, teaching them self esteem, group process, and expressing oneself through movement.
Public Relations Manager
Shannon Stowe has been an independent graphic designer working in Public Relations since 2004. In addition to working with Diablo Ballet, she has worked with City Lights Theater Company, Los Altos Stage Company (formerly Bus Barn Stage Co.), Los Altos Youth Theatre, Dragon Theatre, and Pear Avenue Theatre among others. Ms. Stowe is also an actor and trained dancer and received a MFA in Acting from the New School for Drama in New York City. She choreographed and performed in many musicals in the Bay Area. Favorite roles include Kit Kat Girl in CABARET for both Broadway by the Bay and Bus Barn Stage Company, Graziella in WEST SIDE STORY at Broadway by the Bay and featured dancer (and choreographer) in JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR at City Lights Theater Co. She founded a dance theatre company in New York with fellow New School Alum. They recently produced their first Off-Off-Broadway show, ASYLUM, and were nominated for Outstanding Performance Art Piece, Outstanding Choreography, and Outstanding Ensemble by the New York Innovative Theatre Awards. Ms. Stowe is also on the faculty at the New School for Drama where she teaches Dance for Actors. You can also find her in various gyms teaching Barre Conditioning and all things dance-fitness.