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 Casey Rowe

President-Elect Wendy Wilkins Burks

Vice President - Membership Jan DeCoux

Corresponding Secretary Clemencia Larimore

Parliamentarian Jennifer Kushner

Recording Secretary Susan Binney

Treasurer Myrna Fisch


Guild Coffee Chairmen (Fall) Dottie Erwin-Legendre & Sara Parr 

Guild Coffee Chairmen (Spring) Gaylon Gullquist, Sally Miller & Mary Alice Parmet

Guild Trip Chairman Carol Brany & Sam Gershen

HBII Birthday Celebrations Chairman Linda Johnston

Hospitality Chairmen Jerry Ayers, Karan Robinson, Pam Staples, Phyllis Ullman & Jenny Williams

Houston Ballet Academy Support Chairmen Diane Fitzgerald & John Kendall

Houston Ballet Docents Chairman Laurie Johnson

Invitations Chairmen Beth Bryant & Michelle Jeffery

Membership Drive Events Chairmen Denise Malone & Liz Schlotzhauer

Membership Greeters Chairmen Tua Burke, Evelyn Leightman, Susan Osterberg, Rhonda Smith & Renita Wilson

Membership Mentors Chairman Mignon Gill

Membership Renewal Chairmen Cecilia Campbell & Kaylon Phillips

Needles En Pointe Chairman Marcie Bristol

New Member Orientation Chairman Jeannie Chandler

Nutcracker Market Chairman Wendy Wilkins Burks

Nutcracker Market Chairman-Elect Sara Parr

Special Advisors Katrina Arnim, Patsy Chapman, Cynthia Christ, Mary Ann Crocker, Cheryl Gallagher & Tina Raham Stewart

Special Events Chairmen (Fall) Zarina Ablyazizova, Jeannie Chandler, Mignon Gill

Special Events Chairmen (Spring) Megan Kessler & Tracey Williford

Student Matinees Chairmen Cynthia Brown, Sharon Erskine & Jean May

Theater District Open House Chairman Jana Stiffel

Tutu Times Chairman Susan Inger

Wortham Boutique Sales Chairman Martha Jones

Wortham Boutique Workshops Chairmen 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.