State Street Ballet: Support

State Street Ballet Donors

In a perfect world, the arts would be self-supporting. In reality, ticket sales cover only half of our expenses. When you make a donation, you ensure the future of dance as an art form and make dance a vital part of the Santa Barbara community. Thank you for helping us accomplish this important mission. We are immensely grateful!

SPECIAL THANKS to our Patrons Circle

These generous gifts of $5000 or more sustain State Street Ballet longevity and ensure the future of dance in our community.

IN APPRECIATION of our Legacy Circle

We are deeply grateful to those who include State Street Ballet in their estate plans, helping to ensure our sustainability into the future.



Tim Mikel
Manitou Fund / Nora McNeely Hurley Silo



California Arts Council
Margo Cohen-Feinberg and Robert Feinberg
Roger and Sarah Chrisman and the Schlinger Chrisman Foundation
Carrie Towbes on behalf of the Michael Towbes Fund
Richard J. Watts



California Arts Council
Margo Cohen-Feinberg and Robert Feinberg
Roger and Sarah Chrisman and the Schlinger Chrisman Foundation
Carrie Towbes on behalf of the Michael Towbes Fund

PATRONS CIRCLE - Corps de Ballet


Ashley and Scott Adelson
Barbara Burger and Paul E. Munch
Dan and Meg Burnham
Nicole Callahan
Mrs. Toby Donner and Mr. Steven Greenwood in honor of Arlyn Goldsby
Kate and Brooks Firestone
Seth Geiger and Teri Jory
Robert Nelson and Monica Heredia in honor of Seth Geiger and Teri Jory
Marta Holsman Babson
Green Hills Software
Jerry Isenberg and Caroline MacDougall
Sara Miller McCune
Montecito Bank and Trust
Robert and Alex Nourse
Marc and Pauline Sylvain
Roger and Justine Thompson
The Towbes Fund for the Performing Arts, a field of interest fund of the Santa Barbara Foundation
Karl Weis and Kristen Klingbeil-Weis
Andre Yew


Henry A. and Maureen Bowis
Benjamin Jerry Cohen and Jane S. De Hart
Chanda Fetter and Fess Del Campo
Dennis and Setsuko Furuike
Arlyn Goldsby
Herbert Kendall for the Herbert & Elaine Kendall Charitable Foundation
Chris Lancashire
Jeffrey and Amy Pryor
Anne Smith Towbes for the Poomer Fund
Leslie and Robert Zemeckis


*List includes gifts given between July 1, 2022 and December 1, 2023.



Sasha Ablitt, Ablitt’s Fine Cleaners
Merryl Brown
Nancy Colahan
Rob and Rebecca DeSantis
Courtney DeSoto
Dr. William Dorfman
Tyler and Whitney Duncan
Deirdre and William Hade-Arntz
Eric J. Oltmann and Susan Van Abel
Santa Barbara Performing Arts Scholarship Foundation
Dr. Anthony and Mrs. Charish Romero


Dinah and Jerome Baumgartner
Marisa Brenninkmeyer
Stefano Caroti
Richard and Melanie DeSchutter
Jill and Ron Dexter
Fred and Nancy Golden
Joseph and Teresa Kadow
Diana Katsenes
George Leis
Attila and Caroline Lenkey
Gloria B. Major-Brown
Duncan and Suzanne Mellichamp
Timothy and Kami Morton-Smith
Harry and Audrey Nelson
Priscilla C. Peale
Mark Peterson
Michael Probstel
Ken Radkey and Susan Van Atta
Casey and Michael Rogers
Joan Rutkowski
The City of Santa Barbara and the Santa Barbara County Office of Arts and Culture
Coleen Stewart
Anne S. Towbes
Sandra and Robert Urquhart
Kathleen Weber
Gary Yencich
Ellen W. Zissler


Osbelia Castillo and Eric Jones
Suzanne Danielson
Gary K. Dorfman
Leila Drake
Ethan Erickson
Rodney Gustafson
Michael Karmelich
Brian Kelly
Jessica Malonso
George Mansour I
David Mason
Anthony and Revae Moran
Joel Ohlgren and Nancy Even
Ann Picker
Albert Reid
Rhonda and Peter Resnick
Elvina Sinani Risley


Michael and Beth Bartlett
Richard and Leslie Begert
Steven and Wynne Benhayon
Denise Caracas
Carolyn Chase
Layna Chianakas
John and Melinda Coggi
Maureen Cummings
William and Bonnie Daniels
Charles Donelan
Alejandra Folguera
Marilyn Gilbert
Marshall Gorges
Denise Grimm
Allison Gustafson
Mary Harris
Richard Holden
Hunter Jameson
Eric Jones
Torsten Kuenzlen
Jeppe Madsen
David Maso
Karina Matic
Salvatore and Kathryn Milazzo
Michelle Montez
Jean M. Nell
Francis Nori
Dorothy Pak
Pauline Paulin
Barbara Potter
Carrie Poytress
Robert Ramey
Patricia Reid
Michael Roush
Guadalupe Rovito
James and Barbara Ruh
Patti Sandow
Maryan Schall
Scott and Jill Seltzer
Ken Seton
Gary Van Deventer

Legacy Circle

Barbara Burger and Paul E. Munch
Benjamin Jerry Cohen
Jennifer Purcell Deacon
Beatrice Duncan Farwell
Margo Cohen-Feinberg
Thomas Frisina
Georgia Lee Funsten
Tim Mikel
Jean M. NelAlex Nourse
Dr. Robert and Mrs. Patricia Reid
Brian and Judy Robertson
June Helen Schuerch
Lynn Stokes-Peña
Malcom Tuffnell
Ana Zaferris