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 Renee Humphrey

President-Elect Michelle Iversen Jeffery

 Vice President Membership Amber Westman

 Corresponding Secretary Cynthia Wolff

 Parliamentarian Michelle Maresh

 Recording Secretary Michelle Seymour

 Treasurer Leslie Alston


Bravo Events Traci Bocock • CC Conner • Gayle Kinnie • Christine Sofka

 Communication/Social Media Gay Currie • Alison Farb

 Directory Brenda Clem • Richard Clem

 Fall Kickoff Wendy Burks • Jackie Eubank • Gaylon Gullquist

 HBII Birthday Celebrations Nkoyo Essien

Host Committee Cynthia Brown • Jan DeCoux • Abimbola Farinde • Sally Miller • Susan Osterberg • Marilyn Ragsdale • Pam Staples • Jana Stiffel • Adriana Vargas

 Houston Ballet Academy & ECE Support Susan Binney • Jennifer Kushner • Mark Loveland • Dannika Simpson

 Houston Ballet Docents Leslie Alston • Sharon Roark • Michelle Seymour

 Houston Ballet Student Matinees Ann Bean • Traci Bocock • Jean May

 Houston Ballet Wortham Boutique Sales Ann Bean • Brian Flaherty • Kristine Flaherty

 Houston Ballet Wortham Boutique Workshops Marcie Bristol • Kristine Flaherty • Helen L.- Toombs

 Member Recruitment Sarah Davidson • Jacqueline O'Connor • Tracey Williford

 Members Trip TBD

 Membership Renewal Dede Aronack-Loughran • Carol Howes • Eileen Murphy

 Needles En Pointe Casey Rowe

 New Member Events Megan Kessler • Paige Trahan • Camille Wieprecht

 Nutcracker Market Chairman Katrina Arnim

 Nutcracker Market Chairman-Elect Megan Kessler • Tracey Williford

 Social Events Mary Bonura • Carol Brant • Tua Burke • Cindy Cook • Joan Dunlap • Dottie Erwin-Legendre • Denise Malone • Liz Schlotzhauer • Rhonda Smith

 Special Advisors Ann Bean • Susan Binney • Wendy Burks • Mignon Gill • Jennifer Kushner

 Spring Coffee Cecilia Campbell • Jeannie Chandler • Elba Villarreal

 Tutu Times Newsletter Susan Inger




Houston Ballet Guild

601 Preston Street

Houston, TX 77002

Phone: 713.874.5428



Membership Form

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