Board of Directors

Donna Ball, Chair

Calla Lachance, Executive Director (ex-officio)

Amy Bowring

Jennifer Neary

Nadine Otten

Anthony Payne, Vice-Chair

Emily Payne

Phillip Payne

JoAnne Petten, Treasurer


Committee Members

Megan Hobbs            Anasophie Vallée


Honorary Patron

John C Perlin C.M., C.V.O., O.N.L, LL.D.

(Photo Credit: Robert Young)

John Crosbie Perlin served as Kittiwake’s honorary patron from our inception in 1987 to his passing in 2022.  With much gratitude and respect, we dedicated the 2022 production and tour of The Nutcracker to John’s memory. Until 2021 and the onset of significant health challenges, John never missed Kittiwake’s annual, local production of this worldly ballet. He was very proud of our efforts to professionalize Kittiwake and had our backs at every step in the journey with sage advice, a passion for the arts, particularly ballet, generous donations and well-placed humour. Kindness permeated John’s extraordinary life of service. He remains an inspiration for our dance company.