I first got involved with Berkeley City Ballet in 1990 and danced with the Company in it's production of the Nutcracker. I came to the Company from Alameda Chamber Ballet, on the heels of finishing my degree in dance at San Francisco State University. Year after year I danced with the ballet under the direction of Grace Doty until she retired in 2000. I was delighted when, now current artistic director, Elizabeth Godfrey took over at the helm of the school. Under her direction not only did she increase my skills as a performer, but brought a level of instruction to this school that matched the Berkeley community well. Year after year she has provided students with compassionate, clear and fun direction through the classes and performances the school provides. In 2010 I celebrated my 20th year as a dancer and performer for Berkeley City Ballet and am pleased that BCB has given me a place to continue my creativity. I am also excited by Elizabeth's leadership and the future of this school.
Scott A. Vaughan-Bonterre
Principal Human Resources Business Partner
to External Affairs and Public Policy
at Pacific Gas and Electric Company