Board of Directors
Carrie is a native of Williamstown, a graduate of both Mt. Greylock and Williams College, and a former dancer herself. Her elder daughter, DJ, danced with BDT in High School; her younger daughter, Catherine, has been dancing with BDT for 13 years (as of 2019). Carrie works at Williams College as the Director of Commencement and Academic Events. She served on the Mt. Greylock Regional School Committee for nearly ten years and on the School Building Committee during a major renovation/rebuild for the District. In 2016, she was awarded the Scarborough-Salomon-Flynt Community Service Award by the town of Williamstown. She was honored with a Lifetime Achievement Award by the Massachusetts Association of School Committees that same year, and was inducted as a Life Member in that organization in 2019. She is pleased to have served on the Berkshire Dance Theatre Board of Directors since fall 2015.
Meghan Labbee is the Company Manager for Visual and Performing Arts and has been Intern Coordinator at Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art (MASS MoCA) since May 2004. For three years prior to taking this position, she served as the Assistant Box Office Manager at MASS MoCA. Since 2001, she has been a proud and active alumnus of Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA), from which she received a BA degree in the Fine & Performing Arts with a concentration in Arts Management and a double minor in Music and Business Management – Accounting. In 2009, Meghan became a graduate of the Berkshire Leadership Program (BLP) through the Berkshire Chamber of Commerce, and is now a senior member of BLP's Steering Committee. She has been a member of BDT's Board of Directors since April 2013, and has been the Board Minute Recorder since October 2013 and Secretary since February 2014.
Juliet Mazzola is originally from Bennington, Vermont, where she began her ballet training at Berkshire Dance Theatre. She has spent summers studying at the Boston Ballet School, Central Pennsylvania Youth Ballet, The Joffrey Ballet School, Colorado Ballet, BalletX, Arch Contemporary Ballet, and The Workshop Series. She also studied as a Trainee at the Joffrey Ballet School her senior year of high school. In 2018, Juliet graduated from The Conservatory of Dance at SUNY Purchase College with a BFA in Dance and Concentration in Ballet. While studying at Purchase she spent a semester abroad at the Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts. She has performed many works by various renowned artists including George Balanchine, Gerald Arpino, Silas Farley, Stephen Pier, Michelle Thompson Ulerich, Bettijane Sills, Iratxe Ansa and Taryn Russell. Juliet began her professional career in 2018 as a Company Artist with Ballet Hartford. For the 2019 season Juliet and seven other professional dancers co-founded
and co-directed their own company, New England Ballet Collective, where she was Company Artist and President. During her time with New England Ballet Collective Juliet aided the company in its mission to make dance affordable and accessible to audiences across the New England region, through committed community outreach and affordable ticket prices.
Kirsten is the Assistant Director at the Milne Public Library in Williamstown, MA. She lives in Williamstown with her husband and daughter. She has a BA from Williams College and an MSLIS from Drexel University. She also serves on the Steering Committee for the Northern Berkshire Chorale. Her daughter Elena has been dancing at BDT since she was 3 years old. She joined the Board of Directors in 2019.
Chaila grew up in Long Island NY and moved to Bennington, Vermont 13 years ago. She graduated from the University of Buffalo in 1998 with a degree in Business Management. While at the University of Buffalo, she minored in dance. Chaila also earned her MBA from Dowling college. She is a P & C Underwriting Manager for State Farm Insurance Company and has worked there for almost 13 years. She is also the PTO President at Molly Stark School and involved in the Bennington Community. Her two girl, Abigale and Sadie, have danced with BDT for several years, and Chaila has danced with Berkshire Dance Theatre now for seven years.
Emma Whittum is a young, aspiring, arts administrative professional and a native to Williamstown. She began and cultivated her dance education at Berkshire Dance Theatre and now holds a B.A. in Political Science from Muhlenberg College with two minors in Spanish and Dance after graduating this past May in 2019. She has worked for numerous arts organizations in the area including Jacob’s Pillow, the Clark and the Williamstown Theatre Festival throughout her summers in the area. She is currently the Administrative Assistant for the Williamstown Theatre Festival and the Williams College Dance Department, respectively, the Social Media and Office Assistant for the Williamstown Chamber of Commerce and a House Manager for the Williams College Theatre Department in the ’62 Center for Theatre and Dance. Emma joined the Board of Directors in 2020.