Who we are

Founded in 1973, Houston Ballet Guild has supported Houston Ballet, its Academy and special programs with passion and dedication for more than 40 years. We are committed to furthering the awareness of the art of ballet. And membership has its privileges!

The primary purpose of the Guild is to support the programs, projects, mission and performances of Houston Ballet and its Academy through active volunteer service and financial contributions.

The amazing women and men of Houston Ballet Guild love to celebrate the creativity of ballet. And we are social too! Our members enjoy a rich calendar of events, and there’s something for everyone. The Guild ensures that its members have a behind-the-scenes glimpse into the nation's fourth-largest ballet company.

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Guild events are diverse and exciting. These include the incomparable Nutcracker Market, world-class performances by Houston Ballet and Houston Ballet II, intimate gatherings, exclusive in-studio meet and greet evenings, community engagement programs, annual trips, and much more!

Why do you love ballet? 
For the classic and beautiful lines of the ballerinas?
The exceptional, inventive choreography?
The stunning and colorful sets and costumes?
The passion, drama and sheer beauty of the performances? 

Members of Houston Ballet Guild love ballet
for all these reasons and more!


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Officers & Board


President Susan Binney

President Elect Jennifer Kushner

Vice President of Membership Ann Bean

Treasurer Gay Currie

Recording Secretary Megan Kessler

Corresponding Secretary Traci Bocock

Parliamentarian Renee Humphrey


Bravo Events:  Jeannie Chandler, CC Conner & Laurie Johnson

Communication/Social Media:  Janet Colletto & Renee Humphrey

Directory:  Patsy Chapman & Linda Johnston

Fall Kickoff:  Wendy Burks, Gaylon Gullquist & Jackie Eubank

HBII Birthday Celebrations:  Patsy Chapman & Carol Howes

Host Committee:   Janis Bell, Jan DeCoux, Abimbola Farinde, Beverly Hicks, Sally Miller, Susan Osterberg, Marilyn Ragsdale, Krista Shamaly, Pam Staples, Sandra Stettler, Phyllis Ullman & Tracey Williford

Houston Ballet Academy/ECE Support:  Ann Bean, Ben Carmona, Leslie Culhane & Carol Vartian

Houston Ballet Docents:  Sharon Roark, Michelle Seymour & Christine Sofka

Houston Ballet Student Matinees:  Cynthia Brown, Catherine Kinsey, Jean May & Devyn Wolens

Membership Recruitment:  Kathryn Riddles & Elba Villarreal

Membership Renewal:  Dede Aronack-Loughran, Nikki Jenkins & Eileen Murphy

Members Trip:  Carol Brant & Cynthia Christ

Needles En Pointe:  Marcie Bristol & Causey Coffield

New Member Events:  Kaylon Phillips & Casey Rowe

Nutcracker Market Chairman:  Mignon Gill

Nutcracker Market Chairman-Elect: Casey Rowe

Social Events Committee:   Tua Burke, Wendy Burks, Brenda Clem, Richard Clem, Joan Dunlap, Dottie Erwin-Legendre, Jackie Eubank, Cheryl Gallagher, Elise Glattier-Hollingsworth, Gaylon Gullquist, Michelle Jeffery, Denise Malone, Mary Dee Neal, Kari Parsons, Liz Schlotzhauer & Rhonda Smith

Special Advisors:  Katrina Arnim, Philamena Baird, Sharon Erskine & Evelyn Leightman

Spring Coffee:  Katrina Arnim & Mary Alice Parmet

Houston Ballet Theater District Open House: Katherine Bodron, Diane McDaniel & Jana Stiffel

TutuTimes:  Cecilia Campbell

Houston Ballet Wortham Boutique Sales:  Susan Inger & Martha Jones

Houston Ballet Wortham Boutique Workshops:   Marcie Bristol & Helen L.-Toombs




Houston Ballet Guild

601 Preston Street

Houston, TX 77002

Phone: 713.535.3271



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Houston Ballet Guild, Inc., is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization incorporated in the State of Texas.