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.
Click here to view Houston Ballet Foundation's Mission and Diversity Statements.
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 Ann Bean
President Elect Renee Humphrey
Vice President of Membership Christine Sofka
Treasurer Amber Westman
Recording Secretary Michelle Seymour
Corresponding Secretary Sharon Roark
Parliamentarian Megan Kessler
Bravo Events: Jeannie Chandler, CC Conner & Gay Currie
Communication/Social Media: Alison Farb & Elena Lexina
Directory: Brenda Clem & Richard Clem
Fall Kickoff: Wendy Burks, Jackie Eubank, & Gaylon Gullquist
HBII Birthday Celebrations: Diane Go & Ingrid Kessler
Host Committee: Janis Bell, Jan DeCoux, Sally Miller, Susan Osterberg, Marilyn Ragsdale, Pam Staples, & Jana Stiffel
Houston Ballet Academy/ECE Support: Susan Binney & Jennifer Kushner
Houston Ballet Docents: Leslie Alston, Sharon Roark & Michelle Seymour
Houston Ballet Student Matinees: Cynthia Brown, Traci Bocock, Jean May & Devyn Wolens
Houston Ballet Wortham Boutique Sales: Brenda Clem & Richard Clem
Houston Ballet Wortham Boutique Workshops: Marcie Bristol, Kristine Flaherty, & Helen L.-Toombs
Member Recruitment: Jacqueline O'Connor & Tracey Williford
Members Trip: Carol Brant
Membership Renewal: Dede Aronack-Loughran, Carol Howes, Nikki Jenkins, & Eileen Murphy
Needles En Pointe: Marcie Bristol & Causey Coffield
New Member Events: Kaylon Phillips & Casey Rowe
Nutcracker Market Chairman: Casey Rowe
Nutcracker Market Chairman-Elect: Katrina Arnim
Social Events Committee: Mary Bonura, Carol Brant, Tua Burke, Kelly Clements, Cindy Cook, Joan Dunlap, Dottie Erwin-Legendre, Renee Humphrey, Michelle Jeffery, Denise Malone, Liz Schlotzhauer, Rhonda Smith, Anne Stewart, & Cynthia Wolfe
Special Advisors: Katrina Arnim, Susan Binney, Lenni Burke, Wendy Burks, Cecilia Campbell, Sharon Erskine, Mignon Gill & Jennifer Kushner
Spring Coffee: Philamena Baird, Mignon Gill, & Samira Salmon
TutuTimes: Susan Inger
Houston Ballet Guild
601 Preston Street
Houston, TX 77002
Houston Ballet Guild, Inc., is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization incorporated in the State of Texas.