Advisory Board

Rocky Mountain Ballet Theatre's mission is to offer important opportunities to the youth of Montana with training, performing and cultural exchanges and to enrich the quality of life in Montana through its original, unique Montana themed programming that is presented throughout Montana, US and internationally. 


Louise Hickey-- graduated from the National Academy of Arts. She danced with the Boston Ballet and New York State Opera. A protege of Agnes DeMille, she was a featured star on Broadway in many shows including “Oklahoma” and “Jerome Robbins Broadway.”

Patricia Wild-- is a former prima ballerina of New York City Ballet, and former Artistic Director of Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre.

Henry Gronnier-- a founding member and first violinist Rossetti String Quartet; associate professor Thornton School of Music, USC.

Bridget McDonough-- is the managing director of Light Opera Works, Chicago, Muscial Theatre Company.

Kathryn Posin-- is the former director of the Posin Dance Co., NY and is currently choreographing for ballet companies around the world.

Greg Begley-- danced with Hubbard Street Dance Co and is now teaching there and several schools in Chicago.

Carlton Wilborn--principle dancer with Hubbard Street Chicago, lead dancer with Madonna for two world tours, actor on stage, screen and television.

Charla Genn - currently on the ballet faculty of the Juilliard School. In addition, she instructs professional ballet company classes in New York City at Cedar Lake Contemporary Ballet, The Metropolitan Opera, Les Ballets Trockaderos de Monte Carlo, Ballet Hispanico, and Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater.

Caridad Martinez - a former principal dancer with the National Ballet of Cuba, and is happy to teach the Cuban methodology.

Laurie Horowitz -  She is working with James Patterson and his new Bookshots imprint at Hachette (books you can down in a shot). Her first Bookshots Flame THE MATING SEASON came out Sept. 6, 2016 and she just finished her second.

Colleen O'Callaghan -  danced with American Ballet Theater under the direction of Lucia Chase and Mikhail Baryshnikov. She trained on scholarship with the schools of the Louisville Ballet, the Pennsylvania Ballet, the Joffrey Ballet, and the American Ballet Theater.

Board of Directors:   

Honore Bray, Donald Carey, Nancy Matthews, Susie Risho, Julie Sirrs, Victoria Lenihan