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.
- 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 Ricki Marion.
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
EXECUTIVE BOARD OF THE WOMEN’S COMMITTEE 2018.19
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
MEMBERS OF THE WOMEN’S COMMITTEE 2018.19