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4 24 – Randy Evans, Aaron Robison, Joe Walsh, Chris Shepherd, Darrell Cass, Monica Pope, Danny Trace, Rebecca Masson, Lauren Strongin, Jessica Collado, Derith Cass, Melody Mennite at Raising the Barre April 2014
Randy Evans, from left, Rebecca Masson, Aaron Robison, Lauren Strongin, Joe Walsh, Jessica Collado, Chris Shepherd, Derith and Dr. Darrell Cass, Melody Mennite, Monica Pope and Danny Trace. Photo courtesy of © Evie Mae Photography
13 57 Elizabeth and Robert Parry, from left, with Nancy Mathé at Raising the Barre April 2014
Elizabeth and Robert Parry, from left, with Nancy Mathé. Photo courtesy of © Evie Mae Photography
14 60 Heidi and Marcus Smith at Raising the Barre April 2014
Heidi and Marcus Smith. Photo courtesy of © Evie Mae Photography
11 50 Beth and Nick Zdeblick at Raising the Barre April 2014
Beth and Nick Zdeblick. Photo courtesy of © Evie Mae Photography
10 47 Jessie and Melissa Stowers, from left, and Jeremy and Jaquel Andrews at Raising the Barre April 2014
Jessie and Melissa Stowers, from left, and Jeremy and Jaquel Andrews. Photo courtesy of © Evie Mae Photography
8 40 Christine Transier, left, and Derith Cass at Raising the Barre April 2014
Christine Transier, left, and Derith Cass. Photo courtesy of © Evie Mae Photography
15 67 Jacquelyn Long, Derith Cass, Darrell Cass, Aaron Robison, Rupert Edwards, Rachel Franklin, Wayne Franklin, Karina Gonzalez at Raising the Barre April 2014
Jacquelyn Long, from left, Derith Cass, Rachel Franklin, Dr. Darrell Cass, Wayne Franklin, Aaron Robison, Karina Gonzalez and Rupert Edwards. Photo courtesy of © Evie Mae Photography
12 52 Jim and Jo Furr at Raising the Barre April 2014
Jim and Jo Furr. Photo courtesy of © Evie Mae Photography
6 29 Jim Nelson, from left, with Dr. Darrell Cass and Derith Cass at Raising the Barre April 2014
Jim Nelson, from left, with Derith and Dr. Darrell Cass. Photo courtesy of © Evie Mae Photography
7 36 Brian Weinberg and Maggie Correll at Raising the Barre April 2014
Brian Weinberg and Maggie Correll. Photo courtesy of © Evie Mae Photography
4 24 – Randy Evans, Aaron Robison, Joe Walsh, Chris Shepherd, Darrell Cass, Monica Pope, Danny Trace, Rebecca Masson, Lauren Strongin, Jessica Collado, Derith Cass, Melody Mennite at Raising the Barre April 2014
13 57 Elizabeth and Robert Parry, from left, with Nancy Mathé at Raising the Barre April 2014
14 60 Heidi and Marcus Smith at Raising the Barre April 2014
11 50 Beth and Nick Zdeblick at Raising the Barre April 2014
10 47 Jessie and Melissa Stowers, from left, and Jeremy and Jaquel Andrews at Raising the Barre April 2014
8 40 Christine Transier, left, and Derith Cass at Raising the Barre April 2014
15 67 Jacquelyn Long, Derith Cass, Darrell Cass, Aaron Robison, Rupert Edwards, Rachel Franklin, Wayne Franklin, Karina Gonzalez at Raising the Barre April 2014
12 52 Jim and Jo Furr at Raising the Barre April 2014
6 29 Jim Nelson, from left, with Dr. Darrell Cass and Derith Cass at Raising the Barre April 2014
7 36 Brian Weinberg and Maggie Correll at Raising the Barre April 2014

What: Houston Ballet's Ballet Barre's "A Dinner in Five Acts."

Where: Brennan's of Houston.

The 411: Five chefs, five courses, five dancers — it was the recipe for a yummy evening when Houston Ballet's young professional group reprised its popular evening of fine dining with dancers in the kitchen. Leading the gourmet charge were Brennan's Danny Trace, Underbelly's Chris Shepherd, Haven's Randy Evans, Sparrow Bar + Cookshop's Monica Pope and Rebecca Masson of Fluff Bake Bar. En pointe as sous chefs were Jessica Collado, Melody Mennite, Aaron Robison, Lauren Strongin and Joe Walsh.  Ballet Barre chair Christine Transier and Ballet Barre founders Lindsey Brown and Kristy Bradshaw welcomed the sellout crowd that spread across Brennan's second floor party rooms. Congrats to dinner chairs Derith and Dr. Darryl Cass.

Who: Houston Ballet leaders artistic director Stanton Welch and managing director Jim Nelson plus Jessica and Chris Grizzaffi, Gina and Dr. Devinder Bhatia, Jo and Jim Furr, Lynda Transier, Ivana and John Rouse, Lindley and Jason Arnoldy and Ballet Ball chair Shawn Stephens.

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