Constance Shields

Employer: Withers Bergman LLP


Joined Board: 2020


John Newman

Employer: Owner,


Joined Board: 2006


Paula Armbruster

Employer: Yale University School of Medicine (retired)

Board Member

Joined Board: 2005


Ginger Chapman

Employer: Yale University, Office of Sustainability (retired)

Board Member

Joined Board: 2017


Emily Carson Coates

Employer: Yale University

Board Member

Joined Board: 2024


Susan Laity

Employer: Yale University Press

Board Member

Secretary: ca. 1995-2004

President: 2004-2005

Rejoined Board: 2012


Gina Macdonald

Employer: Licensed Professional Counselor

Board Member

Joined Board: 2024

Michael Marsland

Employer: Yale University (retired)

Board Member

Joined Board: 2011


Sarah Marsland

Employer: Brunswick School

Board Member

Joined Board: 2021


Georgia Masell

Employer: Yale School of Medicine

Board Member

Joined Board: 2024


Megan Murphy

Employer: Sikorsky, a Lockheed Martin Company

Board Member

Joined Board: 2007


Jennifer Harrison Newman

Employer: Yale University, Schwarzman Center

Board Member

Joined Board: 2024


Jeremy Mellitz

Employer: Law Offices of Jeremy Mellitz

Board Member

Joined Board: 2006


Lisa Kim Sanborn

Employer: New Haven Ballet

Ex-Officio Board Member

Joined Board: 2013


Tyler Tucker

Employer: Elm City Middle School, Achievement First

Board Member

Joined Board: 2021


To provide the greater New Haven Community with exceptional classical ballet training, performances, and outreach programs, that nurture appreciation of ballet and foster the joy of dance.

On October 31, 2020, NHB’s Board of Directors adopted the following Diversity and Inclusion Statement:

New Haven Ballet celebrates those who aspire to excellence in classical ballet. A culture of creativity is the core of our work and diversity promotes innovation. The arts can provide powerful life-changing experiences that prepare students and impact audiences to lead more successful, meaningful and culturally rich lives. The arts can also prove to be an important platform for social change. At New Haven Ballet we are passionate about creating an inclusive dance environment and performances that promote and value diversity and inclusion. We will continue to strive to increase diversity in age, gender identity, race, sexual orientation, physical or mental ability, ethnicity, and perspective, which will improve and strengthen our work.

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