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The benefits of membership: Houston Ballet Ambassadors spring party sparks great conversation

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1 Houston Ballet reception April 2013 Jim Nelson, Ann Wolf, Mathew Wolf
Jim Nelson, left, with Ann and Mathew Wolf at the Houston Ballet Ambassadors spring gathering. Photo by © Michelle Watson/CultureMapSNAP.com
14 Houston Ballet reception April 2013 Linnar Looris, Jessica Collado, Connor Walsh
Linnar Looris, from left, Jessica Collado and Connor Walsh at the Houston Ballet Ambassadors spring gathering. Photo by © Michelle Watson/CultureMapSNAP.com
6 Houston Ballet reception April 2013 Becca Cason Thrash, Stanton Welch
Becca Cason Thrash and Stanton Welch at the Houston Ballet Ambassadors spring gathering. Photo by © Michelle Watson/CultureMapSNAP.com
7 Houston Ballet reception April 2013 Phoebe Tudor, Leigh Smith
Phoebe Tudor, left, and Leigh Smith at the Houston Ballet Ambassadors spring gathering. Photo by © Michelle Watson/CultureMapSNAP.com
11 Houston Ballet reception April 2013 Jo Furr, Jim Furr
Jo and Jim Furr at the Houston Ballet Ambassadors spring gathering. Photo by © Michelle Watson/CultureMapSNAP.com
12 Houston Ballet reception April 2013 C.C. Conner, Harry Reasoner, Macey Reasoner, Jay Jones
C.C. Conner, from left, Harry and Macey Reasoner and Jay Jones at the Houston Ballet Ambassadors spring gathering. Photo by © Michelle Watson/CultureMapSNAP.com
10 Houston Ballet reception April 2013 Carl Stern, Terry Wayne Jones
Carl Stern, left, and Terry Wayne Jones at the Houston Ballet Ambassadors spring gathering. Photo by © Michelle Watson/CultureMapSNAP.com
15 Houston Ballet reception April 2013 Jian Short, Mike Short
Jian and Mike Short at the Houston Ballet Ambassadors spring gathering. Photo by © Michelle Watson/CultureMapSNAP.com
13 Houston Ballet reception April 2013 Deenya Stibolt, Bobby Stibolt
Deenya and Bobby Stibolt at the Houston Ballet Ambassadors spring gathering. Photo by © Michelle Watson/CultureMapSNAP.com
9 Houston Ballet reception April 2013 Joan Lyons, Sara White
Joan Lyons, left, and Sara White at the Houston Ballet Ambassadors spring gathering. Photo by © Michelle Watson/CultureMapSNAP.com
3 Houston Ballet reception April 2013 Margaret Alkek Williams, Jim Daniels
Margaret Alkek Williams and Jim Daniels at the Houston Ballet Ambassadors spring gathering. Photo by © Michelle Watson/CultureMapSNAP.com
2 Houston Ballet reception April 2013 Mary Alice Parmet, Michael Parmet
Mary Alice and Michael Parmet at the Houston Ballet Ambassadors spring gathering. Photo by © Michelle Watson/CultureMapSNAP.com
8 Houston Ballet reception April 2013 Shannon Swyka, Nick Swyka, Pat Breen
Shannon Swyka, from left, Nick Swyka and Pat Breen at the Houston Ballet Ambassadors spring gathering. Photo by © Michelle Watson/CultureMapSNAP.com
5 Houston Ballet reception April 2013 Jean Radelat, Ron Juwa
Jean Radelat and Ron Juwa at the Houston Ballet Ambassadors spring gathering. Photo by © Michelle Watson/CultureMapSNAP.com
4 Houston Ballet reception April 2013 Myra Brown, Ira Brown
Myra and Ira Brown at the Houston Ballet Ambassadors spring gathering. Photo by © Michelle Watson/CultureMapSNAP.com
1 Houston Ballet reception April 2013 Jim Nelson, Ann Wolf, Mathew Wolf
14 Houston Ballet reception April 2013 Linnar Looris, Jessica Collado, Connor Walsh
6 Houston Ballet reception April 2013 Becca Cason Thrash, Stanton Welch
7 Houston Ballet reception April 2013 Phoebe Tudor, Leigh Smith
11 Houston Ballet reception April 2013 Jo Furr, Jim Furr
12 Houston Ballet reception April 2013 C.C. Conner, Harry Reasoner, Macey Reasoner, Jay Jones
10 Houston Ballet reception April 2013 Carl Stern, Terry Wayne Jones
15 Houston Ballet reception April 2013 Jian Short, Mike Short
13 Houston Ballet reception April 2013 Deenya Stibolt, Bobby Stibolt
9 Houston Ballet reception April 2013 Joan Lyons, Sara White
3 Houston Ballet reception April 2013 Margaret Alkek Williams, Jim Daniels
2 Houston Ballet reception April 2013 Mary Alice Parmet, Michael Parmet
8 Houston Ballet reception April 2013 Shannon Swyka, Nick Swyka, Pat Breen
5 Houston Ballet reception April 2013 Jean Radelat, Ron Juwa
4 Houston Ballet reception April 2013 Myra Brown, Ira Brown

Members of the Houston Ballet Ambassadors patrons group find that the benefits just keep rolling in as the ballet's development arm works to insure that these generous balletomanes are well cared for. Case in point, the Ambassadors Spring Party, a cocktail buffet evening held in the beautiful, art-filled home of Ann and Mathew Wolf

Several dozen Houston Ballet supporters filed in for conversation — Leigh Smith and Phoebe Tudor talking contemporary art, C.C. Conner discussing Hermann Park and performances there with Macey and Harry Reasoner and the ballet's artistic director Stanton Welch discussing international dance with Becca Cason Thrash, she having just chaired Houston Ballet's "Dancing With the Houston Stars" fundraiser.

Ballet executive director Jim Nelson remained in the entry hall welcoming the flow of well-heeled guests that included Pat Breen, Terry Wayne Jones, Jo and Jim Furr, Mary Alice and Michael Parmet, Margaret Alkek Williams and Jim Daniel, Joan Lyons, Tripp Carter and Carl Stern.

Among those grazing through the buffet dinner spread by from Elegant Events and Catering by Michael were dancers Linnar Looris, Connor Walsh and Jessica Collado.

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