Dinner on Stage

Houston Ballet patrons step out for Jubilee of Dance and dinner under the footlights

Houston Ballet patrons step out for Jubilee of Dance, dinner on stage

News, Houston Ballet Jubilee of Dance, Dec. 2015, On stage dinner
Houston Ballet patrons celebrate the annual Jubilee of Dance, dining on stage at Wortham Theater Center.  Photo by Priscilla Dickson
News, Houston Ballet Jubilee of Dance, Dec. 2015, Phoebe Tudor, Jim Nelson
Houston Ballet board chair Phoebe Tudor, general manager Jim Nelson. Photo by Priscilla Dickson
News, Houston Ballet Jubilee of Dance, Dec. 2015,Koichi Kawaka, Nao Kusuzaki, Akemi Saitoh.
Koichi Kawaka, Nao Kusuzaki, Akemi Saitoh. Photo by Priscilla Dickson
News, Houston Ballet Jubilee of Dance, Dec. 2015, Ted Barr, Melza Barr, Stanton Welch
Ted Barr, Melza Barr, Houston Ballet artistic director Stanton Welch.  Photo by Priscilla Dickson
News, Houston Ballet Jubilee of Dance, Dec. 2015, Pierre Chevray, Kay Chevray, Connor Walsh
Pierre Chevray, Kay Chevray, Houston Ballet principal Connor Walsh. Photo by Priscilla Dickson
News, Houston Ballet Jubilee of Dance, Dec. 2015, Jo Furr, Jim Furr
Dinner chairs Jo Furr and Jim Furr. Photo by Priscilla Dickson
News, Houston Ballet Jubilee of Dance, Dec. 2015, Dr. Devinder Bhatia, Gina Bhatia
Dr. Devinder Bhatia, Gina Bhatia.  Photo by Priscilla Dickson
News, Houston Ballet Jubilee of Dance, Dec. 2015, Sasha Davis, Katelyn May.
Sasha Davis, Katelyn May. Photo by Priscilla Dickson
News, Houston Ballet Jubilee of Dance, Dec. 2015, Joe Hafner, Merrill Hafner, Sharon Erskine, Donald Erskine
Joe Hafner, Merrill Hafner, Sharon Erskine, Donald Erskine. Photo by Priscilla Dickson
News, Houston Ballet Jubilee of Dance, Dec. 2015,  Jim Jordan Shawn Stephens, Kristi Bradshaw, Chris Bradshaw
Jim Jordan Shawn Stephens, Kristy Bradshaw, Chris Bradshaw. Photo by Priscilla Dickson
News, Houston Ballet Jubilee of Dance, Dec. 2015, Phoebe Tudor, Bobby Tudor
Phoebe Tudor, Bobby Tudor.  Photo by Priscilla Dickson
News, Houston Ballet Jubilee of Dance, Dec. 2015, Richard Lapin, Alison Thacker, Susan Lapin, Jack Lapin.
Richard Lapin, Allison Thacker, Susan Lapin, Jack Lapin. Photo by Priscilla Dickson
News, Houston Ballet Jubilee of Dance, Dec. 2015, On stage dinner
News, Houston Ballet Jubilee of Dance, Dec. 2015, Phoebe Tudor, Jim Nelson
News, Houston Ballet Jubilee of Dance, Dec. 2015,Koichi Kawaka, Nao Kusuzaki, Akemi Saitoh.
News, Houston Ballet Jubilee of Dance, Dec. 2015, Ted Barr, Melza Barr, Stanton Welch
News, Houston Ballet Jubilee of Dance, Dec. 2015, Pierre Chevray, Kay Chevray, Connor Walsh
News, Houston Ballet Jubilee of Dance, Dec. 2015, Jo Furr, Jim Furr
News, Houston Ballet Jubilee of Dance, Dec. 2015, Dr. Devinder Bhatia, Gina Bhatia
News, Houston Ballet Jubilee of Dance, Dec. 2015, Sasha Davis, Katelyn May.
News, Houston Ballet Jubilee of Dance, Dec. 2015, Joe Hafner, Merrill Hafner, Sharon Erskine, Donald Erskine
News, Houston Ballet Jubilee of Dance, Dec. 2015,  Jim Jordan Shawn Stephens, Kristi Bradshaw, Chris Bradshaw
News, Houston Ballet Jubilee of Dance, Dec. 2015, Phoebe Tudor, Bobby Tudor
News, Houston Ballet Jubilee of Dance, Dec. 2015, Richard Lapin, Alison Thacker, Susan Lapin, Jack Lapin.

What: Houston Ballet Jubilee of Dance dinner.

Where: On the Brown Stage at Wortham Theater Center.

The scoop: Jo and Jim Furr, Martha Rocks and Marvin McMurrey chaired the glam event that began with a spectacular performance saluting Houston Ballet's current and future stars in various dance vignettes. Within 30 minutes of the curtain going down on the one-night-only performance, guests were on stage celebrating the company's talent, enjoying cocktails and dinner with dancers fresh from their performances. In the mix were ballet managing director Jim Nelson and artistic director Stanton Welch.

Amid a festive holiday setting created by Rebekah Johnson, Jackson and Co. provided the dinner that ended with a glorious peppermint fudge Baked Alaska, a fitting finale for the evening that raised close to $100,000.

Who: Allison and Troy Thacker, Akemi and Yashuhiko Saitoh, Melza and Ted Barr, Gina and Dr. Devinder Bhatia, Richard Lapin, Shelly and Martin Power, Ann Trammell, Jay Jones and Terry Wayne Jones and Phoebe and Bobby Tudor.