Advisory Council

Since 1975, SAB’s Advisory Council has grown the School’s influence across the nation.

Today’s Advisory Council is made up of more than 50 members from throughout New York City as well as 15 states and two countries with a shared passion for dance.

Members meet twice annually to ensure and help continue the growth and purpose of SAB while enjoying social and educational activities. In addition to the lifelong friendships formed in the group, members also benefit from an array of behind-the-scenes experiences to engage more deeply in New York City’s rich cultural opportunities.

The commitment of the Council’s members provides needed scholarship support for talented young dancers through the Advisory Council Scholarship Fund. Advisory Council scholarship recipients have come from 7 countries and 25 states, and have gone on to perform at prestigious ballet companies around the world including American Ballet Theatre, Birmingham Royal Ballet, Miami City Ballet, New York City Ballet, Pacific Northwest Ballet, and many more.


Advisory Council Members

Kellie Johnson Abreu, Co-Chair, CA

Stacey C. Morse, Co-Chair, NY

Monica Voldstad, Vice Chair, NY


Nurit Amdur, NY

Lucy Anda Hardison, NC

Elisabeth M. Armstrong, TX

Susan J. Campbell, NY

Laura G. Carr, NY

Shannon Caspersen, NY

Marina de Brantes, France

Lauren Duff, NY

Uzochi Ndukwe

  Erlingsson, MA

Frances D. Fergusson, FL

Maureen Footer, NY

Sheila P. Grant, TX

Karen Groeger, NY

Liz Groeger, CA

Christine Hessler, CA

Karen Holland, NY

Cheryl Huntsman, UT

Mary Ellen Hutton, CT

Susannah A. Kagan, NY

Linda D. Kofmehl, NY

Nancy Koltes, NY

Nancy N. Lassalle, NY

Barbara W. Lehman, NY

Ellen G. Levine, NJ

Elizabeth D. Leykum, TX

Jonna Mackin, NH

Nancy S. MacMillan, NJ

Heidi Magnussen, NY

Charlene Marsh, TX

Lyn M. McHugh, NY

Andrea Mendell, NY

Pam Miles, IL

Susan Frame Millstein, NY

Christine Morenz, TX

Barbara Netter, CT

Sylvia Oberwager, NY

Susan C. Orb, CA

Shari H. Quinney, UT

Caro U. Rock, PA

Meryl Rosofsky, NY

Eve S. Rounds, MA

Dafna Schmerin, NY

Patricia Selden, NJ

Sally Shreeves, NY

Matilda Stream, LA

Elizabeth Farran Tozer, NY

Mary Van Pelt, RI

Lisa J. Walsh, NY

Regina A. Weingarten, CA

Felecia Weiss, NY

Sandra Jarva Weiss, NY

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