Board of Directors Biographies
Lysa Dixon, President
Melody Bureau-Belkin, Vice President
Nancy Caldwell, Secretary/Treasurer
Nancy is proud to be associated with Ruby Slippers Theatre with its diversity-centric vision. And she LOVES live theatre!
Mikayla Wust, Director at Large
Carmen Carpentier, Director at Large
Carmen enjoys creating in the kitchen, exploring the endless hiking trails in the Cowichan Valley on Vancouver Island, where she has called home for the past 32 years. She also enjoyed her weekly volunteering with the Cowichan Therapeutic Riding Association as a side-walker and looks forward to returning once the pandemic is over. The hop from the Island to the mainland has not been an obstacle for her to attend past productions of Ruby Slippers Theatre.
She aims to contribute to the committed Board of Directors by serving as an enthusiastic member and continue the very important mission Ruby Slippers Theatre has set out.
Larisse Campbell, Director at Large
Larisse Campbell is a theatre director, mother and educator. She recently founded PIPAC, Parents in the Performing Arts Canada as a meeting place for caregivers in the arts and was a member of the 2020 Director’s Lab North cohort. She is looking forward to another year as a member of the board as she celebrates the diverse and Womxn centered artistic work that Ruby Slippers offers the community.
Jeanne Murko-Wust, Director at Large
Monice Peter, Director at Large
It is my skin colour which is so arbitrary but yet extremely significant in how I have existed in this world. My body of work, much of it in the extreme colonial and patriarchal realm. I am also, an awesome human being who isn’t afraid to tell it like it is.