The Women’s Committee of The Washington Ballet advances The Washington Ballet’s three-pronged mission of performance, education and community engagement and, as ambassadors of the ballet, raises awareness of its tremendous artistic contribution to the Greater Washington, DC region.

The Women’s Committee conducts exciting fundraising activities to support The Washington Ballet and its Washington School of Ballet, one of the most prestigious professional training grounds in the country. It sponsors exclusive special events, wine tastings, silent auctions, and parties and holds dedicated fundraising efforts, such as underwriting a ballet each year. Its members connect many in our community to the ballet, while providing significant amounts of their time, talent and treasure.

Membership is open to those who have demonstrated a commitment to the Ballet and can contribute their time, talents, abilities and resources to help The Women’s Committee support The Washington Ballet’s mission.

Women’s Committee members pay annual dues of $300 and buy an annual season subscription to performances of The Washington Ballet.

Benefits include:

  • Invitations to all Women’s Committee events, parties, exclusive speaker lectures, and field trips
  • 15% discount on individual tickets to full-subscription series performances and The Nutcracker at The Warner Theatre. (Restrictions may apply.)
  • Special recognition in TWB performance programs and on the TWB Website
  • Invitations to Membership Night with TWB in-studio rehearsal and cocktail party
  • One free adult ballet class at the Washington School of Ballet

For more information, please contact the Development office:

Follow the Women’s Committee on Instagram and Facebook.

Pay Your Membership Dues  Swan Lake Underwriting

Apply to Become a Women’s Committee Member

*Must be a voted-in member of the Women’s Committee to participate, or your payment will be recognized as a contribution to The Washington Ballet

Download the Membership Application


President – Ginger Dietrich
Immediate Past President – Marsha Nelms Muawwad
Vice President – Laura Nelson
Recording Secretary – Mary Slimp
Assistant Recording Secretary – Susan Richards
Corresponding Secretary – Ginny Wydler
Assistant Corresponding Secretary – Clara Register
Treasurer – Rachel Firschein
Assistant Treasurer – Natalie Khoriaty
Membership Chairs – Jacquie Henry, JeanAne Hecht, Toni Stifano
Parliamentarian – Monica Harms
Social Media Chairs/Historians – Phoebe Eliopoulos, Emily Rincon
Dancers’ Liaison – Meredith Cymerman, Beth Kohlhoss, Chris Reed
Underwriting Chair – Laura Nelson, Carmen Liebeler, Susan Richards
Special Projects Chair – Maureen Doyle Berk
Promotional Events Chair/Hospitality – TBD
Sleeping Beauty Soiree Chairs – Rachel Firschein, Sara Lange, Kimberly Pyle, Glenda Harvey
PTP School Liaison – Kimberly Pyle, Valerie Parker
Holiday Party Chair – Mena Brunette


Charo Abrams
Bette Alberts
Sheyda Aryana
Linda Awkard
Barbara Ayers
Leanne Boland
Amanda Bowker
Ashley Bronczek
Ximena Brunette
Autumn Burnette
Staci Capuano
Sarah Chavez-Detka
Charlotte Chyr
Leayah Cleary
Margaret Conley
Meredith Cymerman
Camilla David
Brenda de Suze
Debra Decko
Ginger Dietrich
Elizabeth Donley
Maureen Doyle
Nicole Duncan
Nancy Dunton
Phoebe Eliopoulos
Christine Enemark
Micky Farivar
Tess Finnegan
Rachel Firschein
Sarah Foster
Maria Gordon
Sarah Gorman
Franca Gutierrez
Karen Handsfield
Michele Hartlove
Glenda Harvey
Maureen Hatch
Terry Hazel
JeanAne Hecht
Jacqueline Henry
Heather Hughes
Michèle Kaufman
Dianne Keppler
Natalie Seikaly Khoriaty
Megan Knuth
Beth Kohlhoss
Sara Lange
Traudel Lange
Elizabeth Lawson
Kathryn Leckey
Maria Leyva
Carmen Liebeler
Donna Limerick
Roberta McInerney
Indira Mehrpour
Hani Miletski
Marsha Muawwad
Dawn Myers
Laura Nelson
Valerie Parker
Kimberly Pyle
Carole Randolph
Diane Rapp
Michelle Rathbun
Christine Reed
Clara Register
Lola Reinsch
Susan Richards
Emily Rincon
Carlyn Ring
Rita Roy
Missy Rust
Elizabeth Shook Torres
Deborah Sigmund
Martha Simons
Branka Sipcic
Radica Sipcic
Mary Slimp
Jessica Springsteen
Katie Sprinkel
Lisa Stewart
Toni Stifano
Terry Tretter
Beth Van Gelder
Natalie von Seelen
Maureen Westphal
Allison Wheeler
Virginia Wydler
Jen Young

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