Los Angeles Ballet Guild was proudly founded in LAB’s 2009-2010 season. The mission of LABG is to provide a vital link between Los Angeles Ballet, its artistic and executive leadership, its Board of Directors, and the Southern California community. Through its activities and fundraising, the Guild is by nature philanthropic, creative, entrepreneurial, and industrious.
There are two levels of Guild membership:
Corps de Guilde Member
The corps de ballet is the ‘body,’ or ‘core’ of a ballet company; it moves and works as one. Just so is Los Angeles Ballet’s Corps de Guilde. These guild members provide invaluable support for Los Angeles Ballet performances – critical front-of-house and backstage activities including the concession and boutique (fundraising activities that are vital to the success of Los Angeles Ballet) – as well as lending a hand with tasks such as large mailings and the delivery of marketing materials to venues and hotels.
Corps de Guilde members make a commitment to volunteer 3 shifts per season OR make a contribution of a minimum of $250. Each Corps de Guilde member may request two complimentary tickets to one performance of his or her choice per season (subject to availability).
Patron Ladies of the Guild Member | $1,000
In 2013 the Guild announced the Patron Ladies of the Guild Membership and Luncheon, chaired by Dina Leeds. Patron Ladies Members recognize the special function of arts programming in defining the character of our great city and in providing uplifting experiences for the underserved communities of Los Angeles. This select group of up to 100 women is invited to an exclusive luncheon and private performance by Los Angeles Ballet. Upon joining, each Patron Lady is honored with a gift of fine jewelry designed by Patron Ladies of the Guild. This unique piece is adorned each ensuing year with a special diamond enhancement in commemoration of a Patron Lady’s years of membership in the Guild. Patron Ladies also may request two complimentary tickets for the annual Nutcracker Tea or for an LAB performance of choice (subject to availability).
We invite you to take an active part in making this Season a huge success through membership in Los Angeles Ballet Guild, and by encouraging your friends to join with you. Thank you for your interest and consideration!
For more information and to join LAB Guild email Mary Pat Cooney
or call (310) 477.7411
Corps de Guilde
Co-Chairs Katherine Burford & Cindy Fitzgerald
Jo & Darryl Cherniss
Jeanne De Vita
Jean & Reed Hutchinson
Marcy & Bob Nellans
Ilene Simon Solomon
Irene & Timothy Thomas
Jul Vann Levine
Diana Merchel & Joe Zoric
Patron Ladies of the Guild
Co-Chairs Dina Leeds, Dani Lancer, Lorraine Spurge & Jeanette Trepp
Lisa F. Frantz
Kathy Highstrete Morgan
Roslyn Holt Swartz
Bari Milken Bernstein
Mary Lu Tuthill
Jul Vann Levine
Photo: Inaugural Patron Ladies of the Guild Luncheon at the home of Dina and Fred Leeds. Los Angeles Ballet dancers perform Balanchine's Serenade; Reed Hutchinson