Staff Report

Judge Denise de Bellefeuille has joined the Solvang Theaterfest Board of Directors. 

De Bellefeuille retired from the Santa Barbara Superior Court in 2014 after 21 years of service and continues to work as an assigned judge around the state of California.

Her previous board experience includes a diverse array of organizations.

She was a founding board member of CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates) of Santa Barbara, which trains volunteers to represent children in juvenile court dependency proceedings. She and her husband, Judge James Herman, were founding board members of Opera Santa Barbara.

For many years, de Bellefeuille was on the board of City at Peace Santa Barbara, a theater company for teenagers who created and performed in original plays. She chaired the Interfaith committee of the Anti-Defamation League. She has been a community advisor to the Santa Barbara Junior League as well as Girls Inc.

De Bellefeuille has a bachelor’s degree in English Literature from UCLA and earned her JD from the University La Verne College of Law.

Solvang Theaterfest is the nonprofit corporation that owns and operates Solvang Festival Theater. It is managed by an all-volunteer Board of Directors.

For more information, contact Solvang Theaterfest Executive Director Mary Ann Norbom at