Karin Reenstierna


After serving as a Central West Ballet Board Member for 7 years, including the positions of Secretary and Treasurer, Karin Reenstierna was appointed Executive Director of Central West Ballet in March 2018. A long time supporter and participant in the Arts, Ms. Reenstierna has also served as a Trustee with the Stanislaus Union School District for 8 years. She is a singer with the Modesto Symphony Chorus and a volunteer at the Gallo Center for the Arts. Ms. Reenstierna’s previous work with Central West Ballet has included an increase of the Company’s exposure to the community in a variety of ways, from phone banks to after school and summer school classes, grant writing and chairing benefit fundraisers. She is looking forward to reaching out to the community, donors and potential donors to create financially and professionally positive relationships in support of CWB.

Karin Reenstierna has a Graduate Degree in Comparative Political Systems and Social Welfare from the University of Stockholm and a Master’s in Human Resource Administration from Utah State. Most recently, she has been teaching US History, Gov’t and Economics at Valley Charter High School in Modesto.

As Executive Director, Ms. Reenstierna supports CWB’s vision of being a professional ballet company with a premier ballet academy. In 2020, Ms. Reenstierna got multiple National/State grants and programs to get Central West Ballet through the COVID-19 Pandemic. In 2021, after Central West Ballet's return to the stage, Karin Reenstierna initiated a collaboration with Modesto Symphony Orchestra, Opera Modesto and Prospect Theater Project to bring to the stage René Daveluy's new ballet Frankenstein: or the Modern Prometheus with live orchestra, singers and actors in order to complete Daveluy's vision for the production. In October 2022, this collaborative endeavor opened with live orchestra to sold out houses at the Gallo Center for the Arts.


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