Board of Directors

Jennifer Henderson (Artistic Director)

Jennifer has studied at Lebanon Ballet School since its inception in 1984, and has trained with Madeline Culpo of Albany Berkshire Ballet and Andrei Bossov of Bossov Ballet Theatre in Pittsfield, Maine. She has danced the roles of Odette in Swan Lake (1997) and Swanilda in Coppélia (1998) in LBS productions. In 2002 she danced the Czardas lead in City Center Ballet’s production of Coppélia and as one of the stepsisters in Cinderella in 2005. She joined the Lebanon Ballet School teaching staff in January, 2003, and for several years was a local rehearsal mistress for Albany Berkshire Ballet’s The Nutcracker. Her signature piece of choreography, City Center Ballet’s production of Cinderella (2008, 2009, 2012, 2017), has established the creativity and talent that she has since brought to to Clara’s Dream (2010–), Coppélia (2011), Giselle (2013), The Sleeping Beauty (2014), Alice in Wonderland (2015, 2018).

Tom Drinane (Board Chair)

Tom had two daughters who were active as City Center Ballet dancers between 1998 and 2004. In that time, he came to appreciate the unbelievable opportunity the Company offers to our community by offering performance opportunities to dancers and audiences alike. He serves on the board to help preserve this treasure.

Marc Cohen (Treasurer)

Marc is a founding member of City Center Ballet (1999) and has been the company’s treasurer ever since. He is married to Linda G. Copp, the Artistic Director of the company. Even after all this time, he is still awed and delighted by the dedication and hard work that she, her staff, volunteers, and especially her young adult dancers put into each and every production. Marc is a computer consultant serving small law offices in the Upper Valley.

Susan Lamontagne (Secretary)

Susan started ballet at age 3 and continued to study throughout her professional dance career. When she moved to the area, learned about City Center Ballet, and saw the training and performance opportunity the company offers (knowing how important both are), she decided to become involved on a deeper level. Susan has also been involved with not-for-profit organizations and knows the support they need to stay alive and thriving. She hopes to open new doors and bring the company to more of the Upper Valley.

Linda G. Copp

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Tom Harris

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Kimberly Johnson

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Louise Jones

Louise has always had an interest in dance and the arts, but it was not until she was an adult that she took her first ballet class. She has been involved with the Lebanon Ballet School for many years and continues to feel inspired and challenged by Linda Copp’s adult ballet class. She is a Social Worker by profession, and recognizes the importance of movement and dance for well-being and self-esteem. She has been very impressed with the quality and professionalism of this remarkable organization, and is pleased to be able to serve on the Board.

Nancy Simpson

Nancy was a founding member of the Board of City Center Ballet in 1999 when her daughters danced with the company. She is actively involved in her community and is an occasional house manager at the Lebanon Opera House. She has volunteered in many capacities for City Center Ballet.

Victor Torbeck

Victor comes to the Board with a wealth of arts and business background. He has a life time of entrepreneurship of establishing several successful businesses. As a businessperson, Victor brings to the Board an element of accounting and general business knowledge.

He has a love for singing, and as an amateur singer has performed with the Master Chorus on prominent stages in New York and Washington DC.


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