Support Groups

The Alabama Ballet is fortunate to have four strong support groups that help provide much needed volunteer support and contributions.

The Friends of the Alabama Ballet

Sylvia Hagan Barnes, President

The Friends group is open to any individual who wishes to take an active part in Ballet activities requiring volunteer support. The group meets periodically during the season at the Alabama Ballet Center for Dance, 2726 1st Avenue South. Primary activities include the Ballet Boutique and assistance with pre-performance activities.

For more information, please email Sylvia Hagan Barnes at

View and print the Friends Brochure and application

Ballet Guild of Birmingham

Caroline Woods, President

The Ballet Guild of Birmingham is an invitational group that raises funds to support the Alabama Ballet through its annual charity ball, the Ball of Roses held the first Saturday of June. For more information, visit the Ballet Guild's website at

The Women's Committee

Liz Guest, President

The Ballet Women's Committee is an invitational group that raises funds to support the Alabama Ballet through an annual fall event featuring a silent auction, fashion show and luncheon. The Ballet Women's Committee also hosts an annual charity ball, the Poinsettia Ball, in December. For more information, please contact the Ballet Women's Committee president, Liz Guest at or visit

Alabama Ballet Junior Board

Rebecca Morris Wise, President

The Alabama Ballet Junior Board exists to support the Ballet's mission of promoting and fostering the development of classical and contemporary ballet by attracting a new generation of Ballet fans and supporters through special events, fundraising, and volunteering. For more information, please contact the Junior Board President Rebecca Morris Wise at or like us on Facebook.
Recommended Ages: 21-45
Dues: $75
- two tickets to George Balanchine's The Nutcracker and Swan Lake
- 20% discount on all single ticket purchases for the remaining productions
- discount tickets to Ballet fundraisers and special events
Download the application form here.