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
PCB, 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.
Biography coming soon.
Katy Derby 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. Katy was also a senior member of Petaluma City
Ballet performing such roles as Swanhilda in Coppelia, Bluebird in Sleeping
Beauty and The Sugar Plum Fairy in The Nutcracker. She supports Petaluma City
Ballet in its professional level training and performance quality as well as the
life long lessons (and friends!) that come from being a dancer of Petaluma City
Ballet. In her spare time she enjoys Giants baseball, going on road trips and
snuggling with her dogs, Sophie and Stella.
Anne Metevier is a college level science educator.
She has a PhD in astrophysics, and leads a professional development program for
future college educators through the Institute for Scientist & Engineer
Educators at UC Santa Cruz. She also teaches at Sonoma State University.
Anne's support for the Petaluma City Ballet is driven by her enthusiasm for
fostering the areas in which science, engineering, and technology development
overlap with the creative process of engaging in the arts. Anne enjoys
spending time with family, practicing yoga and traveling.
Marilyn Jasoni began her ballet training with her aunt
Anabel Mueller and teacher/choreographer Mm. Olga Ziceva. She also studied
at San Francisco Ballet School with Harold and Let 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 Petaluma City
Ballet which offers opportunities for dancers to perform as a pre-professional
company and to participate in Regional Dance America.
Becky Lynch's association with Petaluma City Ballet 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 PCB
board for many years and at one time served as President. Her greatest joy
from her long association with Petaluma City Ballet has been watching young
people progress into lovely dancers and become responsible and disciplined
Biography coming soon.