The PAC Board consists of six students elected each year to represent over 35 student-run performing arts groups at Princeton University. PAC strives to facilitate the showcasing of the diverse artistic talent at Princeton and to foster a spirit of collaboration and innovation amongst the student-run arts groups through procedural efficiency and clear communication. Find below our constitution and description of current officers.
Anna Kimmel, President
Anna Kimmel, Class of 2018, is concentrating in the department of French and Italian with certificates in Finance and Dance. She hails from Hutchinson, Kansas. On campus, Anna serves as Business Manager and company member of eXpressions Dance Company, acts as student ambassador and an student advisor for the Lewis Center for the Arts. She has participated in Spring Dance Festival and Senior Thesis Shows, choreographed and performed in PLAB, and has acted as stage manager for Princeton University Ballet. Anna is also a part of Princeton Business Volunteers, an Outdoor Action Leader, and participant of Community Action: Arts NYC. Anna is eager to serve on the Performing Arts Council as President for her second year, and is enthused about continuing to both expand and support performing art endeavors on campus.
Michelle Yeh, Vice President
Michelle Yeh, Class of 2019, is concentrating in Comparative Literature with certificates in dance and creative writing. She hails from Taipei, Taiwan. On campus, she is a company member of both eXpressions Dance Company and Triple 8, participates in Princeton’s Taiwanese American Student Association, and writes for Princeton’s Journal of East Asian Studies. Michelle is thrilled to be PAC’s VP and looks forward to integrating arts on campus with outreach in the broader community.
Claire Chiu, Facilities Manager
Claire Chiu, Class of 2019, is concentrating in Computer Science with a certificate in engineering and management systems. She hails from Fremont, California. On campus, she is a company member of Princeton’s Black Arts Company and Triple 8. Claire is excited to be PAC’s Facilities Managers looks forward to managing all arts spaces on campus amidst our expansion with the Lewis Center for the Art’s grand opening next academic year.
Thanh Nguyen, Performance Manager
Thanh Nguyen, Class of 2020, is a potential concentrator in Computer Science Engineering with certificates in Statistics and Machine Learning. She hails from Seattle, Washington. On campus, Thanh is part of the Sympoh Urban Arts Crew and participates in Community House Big Sibs, Let’s Get Ready, SIFP, and Princeton’s Publicity Agency. She looks forward to taking on the role of Performance Manager in the efforts to increase inter-arts collaboration.
Abigail Kostolansky, Secretary
Abigail Kostolansky, Class of 2020, is a potential concentrator in Molecular Biology with certificates in BioPhysics and Dance. She hails from Kirkland, Washington. On campus, Abby is a company member and creative media chair of Princeton University Ballet and additionally participates with the Daily Princetonian, Outdoor Action, and Orange Key Tours. She is excited to develop the role of intermediary between the student groups and administration as well as work to sustain a thriving arts community on campus.
Jhor van der Horst, Initiatives Director
Jhor van der Horst, Class of 2019, is a concentrator in Philosophy with a certificate in Dance. He hails from Loon op Zand, the Netherlands. On campus, Jhor is an active contributor to the arts as a member of BodyHype, performer in Princeton’s Dance Festival, and dancer in Senior Thesis workshops. He hopes to cultivate interdisciplinary collaboration between the various PAC groups while initiatives director.