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The Kansas City Ballet Guild – Spring Luncheon

The Kansas City Ballet Guild’s Spring Luncheon was held on May 9th at the Carriage Club. Pauline Henne and Felicia Bondi were the hosts. President Susan Meehan-Mizer honored Rene Horne, who is retiring after 12 years with the Ballet. Guests were dazzled by a performance by the Kansas City Ballet’s Youth Ballet and by Craig Sole’s stunning floral arrangements. The new board members were introduced. Susan passed the gavel to John Walker, the incoming president.

Vicki Baxter with Sue Ann Fagerberg



Jo Anne Dondlinger with Melissa Ford


Talia Lebowitz and Timothy TV Cao, Youth Ballet dancers


Barbara Spilker with Susan Bubb


Gayle Gotcher, Connie Haug, Marilyn Gaar, Sarah Bent, and Sharon Soetaert


Morgan Dunham and Tristan Hanson, Youth Ballet dancers


Christine Waldschmidt with Julia Steinberg


Kathryn Benson, Grace Campbell, Colleen McKenzie, Jordan Noblett, and Sara Radka, Youth Ballet dancers


Gigi Rose, Juliette Singer Spinks, and Susan Meehan-Mizer, outgoing president


Pauline Henne and Felicia Bondi, hosts; with Sunday Siragusa

Additional photos featured in the June 8, 2019 issue of The Independent
Photo Credit: Larry F. Levenson


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