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 mission of the Guild is to support the programs, projects 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.
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!
Officers & Board
President Wendy Wilkins Burks
President Elect Susan Binney
Vice President of Membership Jennifer Kushner
Treasurer Michelle Jeffrey
Recording Secretary Joan Dunlap
Corresponding Secretary Jackie Eubank
Parliamentarian Mignon Gill
Communications Renee Humphrey, Michelle Maresh
Directory Chairmen Cecilia Campbell, Patsy Chapman
Fall Kickoff Chairmen
Cindy Cook, Courtney Cook, Denise Malone, Michelle Maresh
Guild Trip Chairman Carol Brant, Cynthia Christ
Host Committee Tracey Williford, Jerry Ayers, Mary Ann Crocker, Gay Currie, Jan DeCoux, Jennifer Fuller, Sally Miller, Susan Osterberg, Marilyn Ragsdale, Kathryn Riddles, Pam Staples, Phyllis Ullman, Jenny Williams
HBII Birthday Celebrations Chairman Traci Bocock, Patsy Chapman
Houston Ballet Academy Support Chairmen Ann Bean, Diane Fitzgerald, Carol Vartian
Houston Ballet Docents Laurie Johnson, Sharon Roark, Christine Sofka
Membership Renewal Chairmen Eileen Murphy, Kaylon Phillips
Needles En Pointe Chairman Marcie Bristol
New Member Orientation & Mentorship Chairman Jeannie Chandler, Casey Rowe
Nutcracker Market Chairman Sara Wright Parr
Nutcracker Market Chairman-Elect Mignon Gill
Social Events Committee Megan Kessler, Tua Burke, Janet Colletto, Cindy Cook, Courtney Cook, Janet Coy, Dottie Erwin-Legendre, Francesca Francois, Denise Malone, Kari Parsons, Vanessa Sendukas, Michelle Seymour, Rhonda Smith, Nancy Trevino
Special Advisor Chairmen Katrina Arnim, Sharon Erskine, Cheryl Gallagher,
Gaylon Gullquist, Evelyn Leightman, Mary Alice Parmet
Spring Coffee Chairmen Vicki Grams, Jordan Seff
Student Matinees Chairmen Cynthia Brown, Jean May, Devyn Wolens
Theater District Open House Chairman Katherine Bodron, Jana Stiffel
Tutu Times Chairman Susan Inger
Wortham Boutique Sales Chairman Martha Jones
Wortham Boutique Workshops Chairmen Marcie Bristol, Helen L.-Toombs