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2017 Event Chairs: Susie & Don Wellendorf
2017 Honorary Chair: Mollie Williford
60th Anniversary Presenting Sponsors

Barnett Family Foundation

Lou & Connie Miller Charitable Foundation

Mollie Williford

live auction preview

Check back soon for a preview of this year’s auction items!

raffle tickets

Luxury Silversea Mediterranean Cruise for Two.

Raffle Ticket Cost: $250

DETAILS: Buy a chance to sail the Mediterranean coast aboard an all-inclusive, seven-day Silversea cruise for two. Two exciting cruise options will be offered to the winner of the raffle. Be dazzled by some of Spain’s and Portugal’s gems on a Lisbon-to-Barcelona cruise from Sept. 23 – 30, 2017. Or hop on and off some of the most historically influential islands in the Mediterranean on a Nice-to-Rome cruise from May 6 – 13, 2017. You’ll be going in style in a signature veranda suite with floor-to-ceiling glass doors that open onto a furnished private teak veranda. During your cruise, you will have access to a private butler, various dining options and beverages in-suite and throughout the ship including champagne, select wines and spirits.


Winner of the raffle on February 4, 2017, must select his or her cruise of choice for two people by February 10, 2017.

Non-winning tickets are redeemable for a $250 discount on a Silversea cruise booked through Travel Consultant Randy Brandt at (520) 609-2297 or For raffle ticket purchasers who book a Silversea cruise within 60 days of the event, Randy Brandt will provide one additional $250 discount toward a cruise.

Multiple tickets purchased by an individual are redeemable up to $1,000 per booking.

Winner will receive a Veranda 5 or Midship Veranda Suite category room. Guests receive whatever is included on the cruise-only fare on the selected departure date. The cruise is provided on a cruise-only basis and cannot be redeemed for cash or used on an alternative voyage.

Airfare is not included.

Net proceeds support Tulsa Ballet.

Generously donated by Silversea and Randy Brandt.

sponsorship levels

event committee

Leadership Committee

Susie & Don Wellendorf
Event Chairs

Mollie Williford
Honorary Chair

Sarah Jane & Matt Gillett
Sheri & Charlie Stinson
Marydith & Paul Williams
Patron Chairs

Kathy West
Live Auction Marketing Chair


Marjo Burk

Rosalie Childs

Charlotte Edmundson

Lane Hartshorn

Betsy Hendershot

David Hogan

Soohyun Jin

Thomas Landrum

Ryan McDaniel


Jacquelyn Pearson

Rebecca Pohlenz

Leigh Reaves

John Sawyer

Jon Sherrell

Amy Buchan Siegfried

Susan Thomas

Monica Williford

Advisory Committee

Billie & Howard Barnett

Wendy & Gentner Drummond

Suzanne & Jim Kneale

Kayla & Scott Vaughn

sponsors + patrons

60th Anniversary Presenting Patrons

Barnett Family Foundation

Lou & Connie Miller
    Charitable Foundation

Mollie Williford

Angelini First Dance Society Patrons


Shelly & Alan Armstrong

Citizens Bank of Oklahoma

Hardesty Family
    Foundation, Inc.

George Kaiser Family

Leigh & John Reaves

Hannah & Joe Robson


Sheri & Charlie Stinson

Susan & William Thomas

Susie & Don Wellendorf

Choreographer Patrons

Susan Parrott

The Anne & Henry Zarrow
  Foundation and The
  Zarrow Families


Principal Patrons

Erin & Don Chappel

GlobalHealth Holdings, LLC

Bonnie Klein

Suzanne & Jim Kneale

Teresa Knox & Ivan Acosta

Jacqueline Kouri &
    Gary Paxton

Leslie Lawson

Mabrey Bank

Betty & Steve Pirnat

SJS Hospitality

Sky Fitness & Wellbeing

Georgia & Kenneth Snoke

Soloist Patrons

Mary Wheeler &
    Spencer Brown

Patricia Chernicky

Lynne Imhoff & Lisa Owens

Skip Teel

Jill & Robert Thomas

Marydyth & Paul Williams

Monica Williford &
    Steve Bayles


Corps de Ballet Patrons

Charlotte & Wade Edmundson
    / Commerce Bank

Charles & Lynn

Jill & Robert Thomas


Apprentice Patrons

Melinda & Mitch Adwon

Cheryl & Larry Chambers

Rosalie Childs

Kirsten & Mark Graham

Great Southern Bank

Mariner Wealth

Sandra & Bob Norman


2016 Icons & Idols

about Tulsa Ballet

Tulsa Ballet…Then and Now

The story of Tulsa Ballet began in 1956. Husband and wife Roman Jasinski and Moscelyne Larkin, and musician Rosalie Talbott, founded Tulsa Ballet Theatre, blending classical dance with dramatic theatre. Internationally known dancers in the Ballet Russe tradition, Jasinski and Larkin set the tone for artistic excellence—a foundation that has been preserved and built upon for decades.


Today, Tulsa Ballet annually reaches more than 40,000 individuals across Oklahoma and employs a multi-cultural roster of dancers comprised of 27 highly-skilled professionals representing 10 different countries. Under the leadership of Artistic Director Marcello Angelini, Tulsa Ballet has reached new heights on the stage. Tulsa Ballet was the first arts organization in the state to be named an Oklahoma Cultural Ambassador and has brought unprecedented recognition to Tulsa and the State of Oklahoma by developing an artistic reputation marked by innovative works with international impact. Regarded as one of the top ballet companies in North America, Tulsa Ballet consistently brings the finest works in classical and contemporary dance to the Midwest region, giving audiences a unique opportunity to view world-class ballet in the heartland of America.

Tulsa Ballet in the Community

Tulsa Ballet believes that all individuals in our community deserve access to the arts, and we are committed to providing arts education and outreach through the Center for Dance Education (CDE). Since its inception in 2003, the CDE has quickly become recognized as the region’s leading ballet training facility with an annual enrollment of approximately 350 students. CDE reaches out to children and families from underserved communities through programs geared toward dance education, promotion, and appreciation, serving more than 6,000 individuals annually. Tulsa is just one of 11 cities nationally selected by The Kennedy Center, in Washington, D.C., to participate in the “Any Given Child” initiative. As part of “Any Given Child,” every 5th grader in Tulsa Public Schools will attend a performance of Backstage at the Ballet, featuring the artists of Tulsa Ballet II. Tulsa Ballet also works with more than 40 Tulsa-based social-service agencies to create Partners in Art (PIA) and Hope for the Holidays (HFH). Through those two programs more than 6,000 individuals attend a PIA or HFH performance for free.

The Hardesty Center for Dance Education

Tulsa Ballet has launched a $25 million Integrated Campaign, the largest fundraising initiative in the history of the company. Funds raised from the Defining the Future Campaign will be used to broaden the reach of the Tulsa Ballet Center for Dance Education, build and create new productions, and increase the Tulsa Ballet endowment in order to provide for the long‐term sustainability of the organization.


To kick off its 60th anniversary season in 2016, Tulsa Ballet opened the doors to The Hardesty Center for Dance Education, located in Broken Arrow, just east of the intersection of Aspen Ave (145th) and 101st (New Orleans). The Hardesty Center for Dance Education is the result of a generous gift of 13.72 acres from the Hardesty Family Foundation and its founders, Roger and Donna Hardesty. The gift, valued at $4.185 million, is one of the largest gifts ever awarded by the Foundation. The facility has been designed by Selser Schaefer Architects, and the structural and civil engineering has been provided by Kinslow, Keith and Todd.


The 21,000-square-foot facility houses the Ann and Jack Graves Studios and the Anne and Henry Zarrow Foundation Performance Studio, which serve as a performance venue for ballet students and educational outreach programs, as well as a functioning dance studio. Tulsa Ballet II, the organization’s pre-professional ensemble, also offers performances in the Zarrow Studio.

We look forward to seeing you at the 2017 Icons & Idols benefitting Tulsa Ballet!
Please contact us with questions regarding this special evening.

Cindy Webb, Tulsa Ballet Director of Development + 918-392-5907
1212 East 45th Place South, Tulsa, OK 74105