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 also the Co-Founder and Director of Operations of Diablo Ballet School.
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. In 1994, she produced an after-school program for the South of Market Recreation Center (now the Gene Friend Recreation Center). From 2008 to 2011, Ms. Boreliz served as a board member and selection chairperson for the San Francisco Chapter of New Leaders Council, mentored emerging entrepreneurs, and provided consulting, administrative, project liaison, and coordination services for diverse industries in the San Francisco Bay Area and Sacramento Region. Ms. Boreliz served on Diablo Ballet's Board of Directors from 2014-2016, and then as Diablo Ballet's Executive Director from 2016 to the Summer of 2023, during which time she participated in substantially growing their annual budget, facilitated committees, and co-created and managed the Performing Arts Roundtable. She is an active member of the Mt. Diablo Business Women network and the Soroptimist 24/680 Chapter. She is also on the Advisory Council for several local nonprofits.
Felipe Leon was born in Bogota, Colombia and trained on full scholarship at Ballet Academy East in New York City. He performed with Compania Colombiana de Danza, in Bogota and has danced soloist and principal roles in works by Maurice Berjart, Wendy Whelan, Matthew Neenan, Margo Sappington, Lisa de Ribere, Claudia Schreier and Alan Hineline. Mr. Leon’s repertoire includes Coppélia, Alice in Wonderland and The Nutcracker and since joining Diablo Ballet in 2016, he has performed ballets by Julia Adam, Lew Christensen, Robin Dekkers, Sean Kelly, Bruno Roque, Penny Saunders, and Sally Streets. Mr. Leon has performed in Flames of Paris, and has had works created for him by Julia Adam, Sonya Delwaide and Danielle Rowe. Since 2016 he has been a Diablo Ballet PEEK Outreach Program Teaching Artist and in 2019 he joined Diablo Ballet School's faculty. In 2021, Mr. Leon created Diablo Ballet's Dance Laboratory, a space created to offer upcoming local choreographers the opportunity to create a new work and explore their craft. After a wonderful career with Diablo Ballet, he has joined the staff as Development Associate.
Peek Outreach 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 had the honor of performing Apollo by George Balanchine and Airs de Ballet by William Christensen. She has also performed in works by Julia Adam, Tina Kay Bohnstedt, Val Caniparoli, Robin Dekkers, Sean Kelly, Gary Masters, Danielle Rowe, Ben Stevenson, and Christopher Stowell. Ms. Ramirez has appeared as a guest lecturer at UC Berkeley's BAMPHA. In 2019, she retired from the stage and assumed the position of PEEK Outreach Assistant Director, where she 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. Additionally, she is Diablo Ballet's Social Media Manager and photographer.
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.