Ballet West Recognizes New Board Members


Ballet West announces the appointments of new board members, continuing to enrich and inspire the arts community.   

Most recently, two board members were elected on Sept. 29, 2022:  Meghan Gallivan Stewart, President of Dancing Bees Apothecary and Eli Madrigal, founder of Rancho Markets.

“We are delighted with the addition of each new board member to the Ballet West board,” said Ballet West Board of Director Chair Shari H. Quinney. “They bring a renewed energy, revitalization and sophistication along with an acute awareness of Ballet West’s mission, not only in the Mountain West, but the United States and the world.”

Meghan Gallivan Stewart received her Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology from St. Mary’s College of California and Master of Arts in Teaching from Westminster College. Up until 2019, Stewart taught in Title I and private schools in Salt Lake City and Los Angeles. In 2020, she founded Dancing Bees Apothecary, a medical cannabis process facility located in Salt Lake City.

Eli Madrigal, from Mexicali, Mexico, opened the first Rancho Market in 2006 to serve the Hispanic community in Salt Lake City. Today, Madrigal’s Rancho Markets is a chain of nine supermarkets and an ice cream factory, employing 500 people and buying from local suppliers.

“I am excited about the skills and enthusiasm our new Board members bring to Ballet West, along with the diversity they add to our Board,” said Executive Director Michael Scolamiero. “Their presence will continue to add to the effectiveness and impact the Ballet West Board has in the community by strengthening our financial position introducing our organization to new constituencies.”