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

Phone: 713.874.5428



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