Advisory Council

Since 1975, the School of American Ballet’s Advisory Council has promoted awareness of SAB and grown the School’s influence across the nation. This invitation-only group is today made up of more than 50 members from throughout New York City as well as 15 states and three countries with a shared passion for dance. Members meet twice annually to ensure and help continue the growth and purpose of SAB while enjoying social and educational activities. In addition to the lifelong friendships formed in the group, members also benefit from an array of behind-the-scenes experiences to engage more deeply in New York City’s rich cultural opportunities.

The commitment of the Council’s members provides needed scholarship support for talented young dancers through the Advisory Council Scholarship Fund. Advisory Council scholarship recipients have come from 7 countries and 25 states, and have gone on to perform at prestigious ballet companies around the world including American Ballet Theatre, Birmingham Royal Ballet, Miami City Ballet, New York City Ballet, Pacific Northwest Ballet, and many more.

2019 Advisory Council; Photo by Erin Baiano

In addition to the lifelong friendships formed in the group, members also benefit from an array of behind-the-scenes experiences to engage more deeply in New York City’s rich cultural opportunities.

Advisory Council Members

Kellie Johnson Abreu, Co-Chair, CA
Stacey C. Morse, Co-Chair, NY
Monica Voldstad, Vice Chair, NY

Nurit Amdur, NY

Lucy Anda, NC

Alexandra N. Ansanelli, NY
Elisabeth M. Armstrong, TX
Nikki Feirt Atkins, NY

Susan J. Campbell, NY

Laura G. Carr, NY

Shannon Caspersen, NY

Anita Conley, TX

Marina de Brantes, France

Lauren Duff, NY

Uzochi Ndukwe
  Erlingsson, MA

Frances D. Fergusson, FL

Maureen Footer, NY

Sheila P. Grant, TX

Karen Groeger, NY

Liz Groeger, CA
Christine Hessler, CA

Karen Holland, NY
Cheryl Huntsman, UT

Mary Ellen Hutton,
  Hong Kong

Linda D. Kofmehl, NY
Nancy Koltes, NY
Nancy N. Lassalle, NY

Barbara W. Lehman, NY
Ellen G. Levine, NJ

Elizabeth D. Leykum, TX

Jonna Mackin, NH

Nancy S. MacMillan, NJ

Charlene Marsh, TX

Lyn M. McHugh, NY

Andrea Mendell, NY

Pam Miles, IL

Susan Frame Millstein, NY

Christine Morenz, TX

Barbara Netter, CT

Susan C. Orb, CA

Alexandra Pruner, TX

Shari H. Quinney, UT
Ann Reinking Talbert, AZ

Caro U. Rock, PA
Meryl Rosofsky, NY

Eve S. Rounds, MA

Dafna Schmerin, NY

Patricia Selden, NJ

Sally Shreeves, NY
Matilda Stream, LA

Emiko Terasaki, CA

Elizabeth Farran Tozer, NY
Mary Van Pelt, RI

Lisa J. Walsh, NY

Regina A. Weingarten, CA
Felecia Weiss, NY

Sandra Weiss, NY

Advisory Council membership is by invitation only. To inquire about joining the Advisory Council,
contact Kristen McGuire, Manager of Membership, at kmcguire@sab.org or 212.769.6614.