About Us

~Board of Directors~
2019-2020 Season

Christina Jackson - President

Christina, from the northwest suburbs of the Twin Cities, came to North Ballet Youth Company when her daughter fell in love with ballet and performing in ballet theatre. She currently has two ballerinas performing with NBYC. Christina earned a bachelor's degree in Elementary Education from Saint Cloud State University and taught in public school until her children were born. She has three children that she homeschools while serving on the Board of Directors for the North Ballet Youth Company. Christina has the desire to bring quality ballet to her community and used her creative talents to help make this happen.

Jeff Dvorak - Treasurer

Jeff grew up in St. Cloud, Minnesota where he met Breanna Dvorak. Ms. Dvorak opened the door into the ballet world for him where he has developed a deep appreciation for the art of ballet. Jeff's dance experience is limited but he is always learning! Jeff’s background includes six and a half years in the U.S. Marine Corps, leaving the reserves as a Sergeant. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Aviation Management, a business degree, and is currently working on a Masters in Applied Economics, both from Saint Cloud State University. Jeff is excited to be a part of the North Ballet Youth Company and looks forward to working with the students, parents, and the rest of the North Ballet Youth Company team.

Heather Mahan - Board Member & Wardrobe Director

Heather grew up in rural northwest Iowa where she immersed herself in the performing arts in middle school and beyond.  She began with training in violin and piano.  In high school she branched out into voice, organ, and theater.  Heather taught private violin lessons throughout high school and college, with students coming from several neighboring towns.  She also performed with a semi-professional regional orchestra for 10 years, helping to lead the second violin section.  Heather graduated from Dordt College with a B.A. in Spanish and has worked in many capacities as an interpreter both in Iowa and Minneapolis.  
Heather currently stays home with her three children, whom she homeschools, and teaches a preschool Sunday School class at Bethlehem Baptist Church.  Her three children take classes at North Ballet and Heather loves being involved with the productions.  She is excited to be the Wardrobe Director looks forward to being a part of the success of North Ballet Youth Company.

Kelly MacPherson - Board Member 

Kelly, originally from Shoreview, Minnesota found a love for dance at a young age, training in the art of ballet, lyrical, modern and tap. She continued her dance through High School and College, teaching clinics and choreographing for the dance team. Kelly earned a Bachelor’s degree in Nutrition and Physiology from the College of Saint Catherine and worked in Corporate Wellness and Fitness until her children were born.  Kelly came to North Ballet Youth Company when her daughter fell in love with ballet. Kelly taught for two years with North Ballet Academy in the Young Dancer Division and was passionate about bringing her adoration for ballet to children, by unlocking their creativity through movement and music. Kelly currently has two ballerinas with North Ballet Youth Company whom she adores watching perform and helping out backstage at all capacities.  Kelly is excited to be part of NBYC and looks forward to the success of beautiful productions and bringing the art of ballet to the community.

Current Openings

The North Ballet Youth Company currently has two (2) Board Member positions open. 

Please contact us at YouthCompany@NorthBallet.com to inquire about an open position or for more information about our Board of Directors and North Ballet Youth Company