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.



Margo Cohen-Feinberg and Robert Feinberg

Roger and Sarah Chrisman and

Schlinger Chrisman Foundation

Tim Mikel



California Arts Council

Carrie Towbes on behalf of the Michael Towbes Fund



Palmer and Susan Jackson and the Jackson Family Foundation

The Herbert Kendall for the Herbert & Elaine Kendall

Charitable Foundation

Marc and Pauline Sylvain

Malcolm Tuffnell

Richard J. Watts                                         

PATRONS CIRCLE - Corps de Ballet



Fred and Roxana Anson

Barbara Burger and Paul E. Munch

Dan and Meg Burnham

Green Hills Software

Montecito Bank and Trust

Robert and Alex Nourse

The City of Santa Barbara and the Santa Barbara

County Office of Arts and Culture

Karl Weis and Kristen Klingbeil-Weis

Andre Yew



Belle Cohen Hahn for the Little One Foundation

Mrs. Toby Donner and Mr. Steven Greenwood

Gary K. Dorfman

Léni Fé Bland Partnership for the Performing Arts

Brooks and Kate Firestone

Seth Geiger and Teri Jory

Deirdre Hade-Arntz and Dr. Will Arntz

Robert Nelson and Monica Heredia

Jeffrey and Amy Pryor

Santa Barbara Performing Arts Scholarship Foundation

Roger and Justine Thompson

Leslie and Robert Zemeckis


*List includes gifts given between August 1, 2020 and November 30, 2021.



Sasha Ablitt / Ablitt’s Fine Cleaners

Henry A and Maureen Bowis

Nancy Colahan

Benjamin Jerry Cohen and Jane S. De Hart

Chanda Fetter and Fess Del Campo

Dennis and Setsuko Furuike

Arlyn Goldsby

Mechanics Bank

Dr. Anthony and Mrs. Charish Romero

William Soleau

Anne Smith Towbes for the Poomer Fund

Tremblay Financial Services



Dinah and Jerome Baumgartner

Edward and Holly Bennett

Jill and Ron Dexter

Isabel Downs and Robert Warner

Joseph and Teresa Kadow

Diana Katsenes

Chad and Golda Messer

Anthony and Revae Moran

Eric J. Oltmann and Susan Van Abel

Priscilla C. Peale

Robert Sponsel and Patricia Chidlaw

Kathleen Weber

Gary Yencich


Michael and Beth Barlett

William and Bonnie Daniels

Joan Evans

Richard Holden

Zoë Landers

Pete and Sara Mahar

Gloria B Major-Brown

Duncan and Suzanne Mellichamp

Harry and Audrey Nelson

Joel Ohlgren and Nancy Even

Brian and Judy Robertson

Elvina Sinani Risley

Coleen and Victor Stewart    

Charles M. Weis



Richard and Leslie Begert

Steven and Wynne Benhayon

Shandra Campbell

John and Melinda Coggi

Melody and Juliette DuPrau

David Gersh

Jacqueline Hall

Leigh and Robert King

Arica Lubin

David Mason

Salvatore and Kathryn Milazzo

Michelle Montez

Jean M. Nell

Dorothy Pak

Pauline Paulin

Carrie Poytress

Robert Ramey

Albert Reid

Patricia Reid

Daniel S. Rimkus

Michael Roush

Santa Barbara Newcomers

Kathleen Schwartzman

Scott and Jill Seltzer

Les and Maureen Shapiro

Karin Thiessen

Paul and Maggie Tucker

Mort and Judy Weisman

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. Nell

Alex Nourse

Dr. Robert and Mrs. Patricia Reid

Brian and Judy Robertson

June Helen Schuerch

Lynn Stokes-Peñam

Malcolm Tuffnell

Ana Zaferris