Centennial State Ballet
Board of Directors
MORIAH C SULLIVAN, President
Moriah Sullivan chose to volunteer her time with CSB, because she LOVES ballet! She also loves the “professional” ballet experience and the opportunities CSB brings to the community. She has a long history with ballet. Moriah started her ballet education in 1976 in Maryland with Frederick School of Classical Ballet and performed with Maryland Regional Ballet. She danced and performed there for 13 years. Then, after a 10-year absence from ballet and moves all over the country, she landed in the Boulder area. She revisited her love for ballet and started taking local and company classes again. Eventually Moriah moved to Longmont and happened upon Longmont Dance Theatre Academy which later split to become the performance sector and non-profit, Centennial State Ballet. Moriah is a founding member of CSB and has stayed involved for the last 11 years, she is currently the sitting president for the BoD. She continues to take adult ballet classes, perform in supporting roles for CSB and she has two sons actively involved with ballet and currently performing at CSB. They love it! The youth company members she has worked with and watched grow over the years she considers her other ‘kids’. “The organization fosters and supports such amazing humans!” Moriah is a successful local business owner in the Longmont community, a mother of three children who have come to love the rewards that go hand-in-hand with performance and ballet, and a true and long-time lover of the performing arts. She currently uses her additional spare time to promote and support the inception of a performing arts complex within the city limits of Longmont as well! Ask her about the details, next time you see her around!
Moriah’s future visions for CSB include a full professional company as well as an educational aspect added to the performance piece. A well rounded company that touches every single piece of the puzzle from beginning to end!
EILEEN HICKEY, Vice President
Eileen Hickey’s bio here
EMILY CARTER, Secretary
Emily is a member of the Centennial State Ballet Board of Directors, and alumni of CSB (formerly Longmont Dance Theatre). She is a new graduate of the University of Northern Colorado with a bachelor’s degree in Theatre Education and a Minor in Dance. Emily has spent her whole life dancing in some aspect, having trained and performed with Longmont Dance Theatre Academy for 12 years. She has taught musical theatre to student dancers of LDT Academy, and only recently joined the board as a member to support CSB’s mission. Emily is honored to come back as a performance alumni to support the dance community that made such a positive impact in her life.
JENNIFER KINGSLEY-SAPIEN, Treasurer
Mrs. Kingsley-Sapien is a former middle school administrator and math teacher with a Master of Arts in Administration and Supervision and a Bachelor of Science in Education. She has previously served on non-profit boards for several charter schools and is excited to serve on Centennial State Ballet’s Board of Directors and apply her experience in administration and board service in the arts. Jennifer’s love of ballet stems from her family volunteering at ballets throughout most of her childhood and teen years. As a volunteer in ushering and boutique sales with Kansas City Ballet, she became familiar with the supporting opportunities that help ensure successful ballets. In addition to serving as Treasurer, Mrs. Kingsley-Sapien also serves as Centennial State Ballet’s Boutique Coordinator to help bring unique items to the boutique.
Holly Anderson’s bio here
John Anderson’s bio here
Candy Campbell’s bio here
Michelle Goldstone has a BA in Liberal Students and a Masters in Special Education with a Colorado License in Elementary Education and Special Education. She has spent the last 19 years in the field of education and has a true love for educating the youth. Working with students in the school setting takes planning, organization, collaboration and coordination. In working in Special Education, she has had the opportunity to work with a staff of up to 10 people, so scheduling is a key piece of the puzzle as well.
She has always had a love for dance, but never had any formal training. Her daughter has been dancing since she was 4 years old and is now 15. We were fortunate to find CSB shortly after our move to Colorado in 2019. CSB has been able to continue her training and to build a positive community for her. Michelle knew that she wanted to be a part of this organization in order to be able to assist in its growth for the youth in our community.
Chelsea Wayant is an independent filmmaker from Boulder, Colorado. She graduated from the University of Colorado with a BFA in film production and from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro with a terminal MFA in film and video production. Over the last 20 years she has taught a variety of film production, writing, and studies classes at several colleges and universities, including Bennett College in Greensboro, NC and the University of Colorado Denver.
Strength and Beauty is her second feature film and was made in collaboration with North Carolina Dance Theatre (now Charlotte Ballet). The film premiered at the Portobello Film Festival in London and played at the Eye Institute in Amsterdam. BLOUINARTUK named Strength and Beauty a top five film to watch at the Portobello Film Festival and a Columbia SC newspaper, What Jasper said, called it “a beautifully constructed film experience.” Strength and Beauty was distributed through Kanopy and made available at many public libraries as well as most major college and university libraries. Her first feature film, Drowning Slowly (2009), won best narrative feature at the Ava Gardner International Film Festival.
Lazlo Hunt’s bio here
Rich is a lawyer in Longmont. Mr. Marsh has served on other nonprofit boards, specifically helping with legal due diligence and documentation; but the CSB board is a new direction for him. Rich has been a long-time supporter of ballet performances, as his daughters took dance and ballet lessons when they were young and he has been a regular patron of DCPA’s Nutcracker production. Beyond that, Mr. Marsh’s experience with ballet is pretty limited and he is fortunate that the other board members are well acquainted with classical dance, leaving him to focus on legal due diligence matters for the organization. Rich would like to add: he is now also a HUGE fan of CSB’s The Nutcracker production.
Joan started volunteering with the ballet in 1997 (then known as LDT) when her 3 year old daughter decided she wanted to dance. She had volunteered in many different groups around Longmont and when her daughter started dancing, she took it upon herself to once more put on her volunteer hat. As a jack of all trades when it came to the arts, including being a well-trained seamstress, this seemed to be a perfect fit. Long after her daughter had to leave because of an illness, she stayed on to volunteer with whatever needed help, but mainly under the wardrobe department of CSB. As her daughter nears 30 years of age, Joan is still doing a small amount of costuming and recently joined the CSB BoDs in order to help in other ways. As she remains actively engaged, she is interested to see the organization grow and change according to what the world brings.
Staci is fairly new to Longmont and is enjoying becoming a part of the community. Staci is a clinical social worker, providing therapy services in private practice. She has Bachelor’s and Master’s Degrees in Social Work. Staci has been involved in community volunteering in the past and served as Junior League President for two years in her previous community and served on various committees and assisted with numerous event planning groups. Staci is learning about ballet which is a new endeavor, however her daughter is very involved in the arts including vocal music and theater, so performance preparation is familiar. Staci brings skills to the Board including mediation, policy development, and support of the Board’s commitment to diversity and providing a safe space for dancers and all associated with CSB. Staci is enjoying her time as a Board Member and is excited to see the ongoing development and growth of this great organization.