Ann Courtney, Co President & Director (2022- 2023)
Treasurer (2021-2022), President (2019 – 2021) & Vice President (2016 – 2019)
Academic Advisor, Mountain Gateway Community College
Ann Courtney has served as lighting designer and stage manager for over twenty Halestone concerts since 2003 and has been a Halestone parent since 2005. She holds a BA in Theatre Production and Media Studies from Fordham University, a MFA in Lighting Design from the University of South Carolina, and a Masters of Science in Higher Education from Mary Baldwin University. She started her professional career as a stage manager for Dance Theatre of Harlem. She worked as a lighting designer and adjunct instructor at Bradley University, Washington and Lee University, and Hollins University, before moving to her current position at Mountain Gateway Community College.
Kim Henk, Co President & Director (2022- 2023)
Math Teacher, Rockbridge County High School
Kim Henk teaches AP Statistics and Algebra II at Rockbridge County High School. She is in her 18th year of teaching and has taught in New York and Virginia. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Secondary Education in Mathematics from Buffalo State College and a Masters of Science in Educational Computing from Buffalo State College. She is currently pursuing an Educational Leadership Certificate from James Madison University. She is a proud mom of three kids, one of whom has been
dancing with Halestone for eleven years.
Sarah Balcomb, Vice President & Director (2022- 2023)
Sarah Balcomb came to Halestone through her daughter’s love of dance. After a twenty-some year hiatus from organized dance, she’s excited to be a member of Halestone’s Adult Ensemble. She holds a BA in Art History from Vassar College and an MFA in Creative Writing from Columbia University. She worked at Artists Rights Society in New York, SFMOMA in San Francisco, then moved to Los Angeles where she worked on independent films sets, read scripts, owned a bookstore, wrote a sitcom that was almost filmed, and had a novella published by Eohippus Press. She is currently at work on a novel.
Joel Kuehner, Treasurer & Director (2022- 2023)
Secretary (2021-2022), Vice-President (2019 – 2021) & President (2016 – 2019)
Professor of Physics and Engineering, Washington and Lee University
Joel Kuehner is a professor of physics and engineering at Washington and Lee University. Joel is a founding member of the Halestone Foundation and has served on the board since its inception in 2016. He served as president from 2016 until 2019, vice president, and secretary, and now serves as treasurer. During his years on the board, Joel has used his experience managing an academic department to develop policies and procedures that promote transparent and accurate business practice at Halestone and to assist with fundraising and development programs.
Stephanie Hodde, Secretary & Director (2022-2023)
Director (2019 – present)
Assistant Professor of English, Virginia Military Institute
Stephanie Hodde is a teaching artist, educator and performer. Before joining the board in 2019, Stephanie participated in Halestone’s dance community as a moving arts instructor and choreographer (3 years), a 6-year company member of Halestone’s multigenerational Community Dance Connection Theater and as a parent of dance students for the past 16 years. She holds a PhD in Curriculum and Instruction from the University of Illinois at Chicago with which she trains educators, and develops arts education programs for Rockbridge County youth in creative literacies and multimodal performance. Currently she is an Assistant Professor of English at Virginia Military Institute in Lexington, VA, where she teaches dramatic literature, technical writing, and community-based learning courses.
Robb Zahm, Director (2020 – present)
Compliance Officer, CornerStone Bank
Robb Zahm is the Compliance Officer at CornerStone Bank, and a graduate of the Washington & Lee School of Law (13L). He has performed in numerous opera, musical, and theatrical productions over the years, including performances at the Lenfest Center at W&L, Hollins University Main Stage, Opera Roanoke, the Wayne Theatre, and ShenanArts Center.