BalletForte Guild

BalletForte Guild – Mission

The BalletForte Guild is a 501(c)(3), non-profit organization of dedicated volunteers who donate their time and expertise towards various fund raising events, which in turn, provide social and financial support for BalletForte, the premier, pre-professional ballet company of Fort Bend County.

Sara Harms

Vice President
Thuy Brown

Sahar Grovas

Heidi Vicknair

Krista Smith


    Carol Holdaway

    Public Relations
    Melissa Vallejo

    Jennifer Kohrs & Kris Carley    

    Teresa Gardenour

    Special Events
    Lori Sowa & Marianne Lacy  

    Christie Kirby  

   Production Support
    Rebecca Rautio

BalletForte Liason
Michael Banigan

Hala Alameddine
Karen Crilly

Who We Are

Since its beginning in 2000, The BalletForte Guild has provided volunteer and financial support to BalletForte, Fort Bend County’s premiere pre-professional ballet company. Our effort help to:

  • Increase community awareness of BalletForte
  • Provide performance assistance
  • Provide funds to support production costs and costumes for performances
  • Defray cost of guest artists and choreographers
  • Defray cost of annual Regional Dance America/Southwest Festival performances

What We Do

Visit for more information on our annual events:

  • Fall Guild Membership Drive
  • Clara’s Tea Holiday Fundraiser Event
  • Clara's Tea Silent Auction
  • Nutcracker Boutique
  • Spring Gala

Why Join?

The Guild relies on the generosity of local businesses, community members, parents and patrons to make the arts and ballet affordable and convenient for Fort Bend County residents. Visit to support BalletForte and The BalletForte Guild.


the Guild membership year is an annual year from June to May. However, members can join at any time during the year. All levels of membership are available as an annual fee per family.

Membership Levels and Benefits

Grand Patron $250

Logo Sweatshirt, Logo T-Shirt, Water Bottle, Car Decal, Luggage Tag, Key Chain
Two Votes


Patron Guild $150

Logo T-Shirt, Water Bottle, Car Decal, Luggage Tag, Key Chain
One Vote


Associate Guild $100

Water Bottle, Car Decal, Luggage Tag, Key Chain
One Vote


Dance Guild $50

For all youth ages 11 and up
Car Decal, Luggage Tag, Key Chain
New! Gift at Clara's Tea and at Spring Show
One Vote


Petite Guild $40

For FBAD Students only ages 10 and under
Birthday Ballerina Visit and Gift
Gift at Clara's Tea and at Spring Show
One Vote


All membership levels receive program recognition. Dance Guild Level and above receive priority access to purchase tickets. Membership are per family. 

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