join American Midwest Ballet Guild

If you enjoy ballet, you will love being a member of the American Midwest Ballet Guild. Guild members support the ballet through boutiques and social events while enjoying the company of fellow arts supporters.

Registration is open for the 2019-20 season.
Register and pay online or
Print a membership form and mail with payment.


The Guild is an auxiliary component of American Midwest Ballet, the region’s professional dance company and the only arts organization of its kind in the area. Our dynamic group of volunteers support the ballet company. Members are recognized on the donor list in the ballet company’s programs.

Junior Guild is comprised of children of active guild members. Members are invited to join American Midwest Ballet’s Junior Guild under their parent/guardian’s membership. The Junior Guild participates in several special social, dance and fundraising events throughout the year planned specifically for our youngest patrons.

OUR Purpose

Assist in the activities of AMB at the request of the Artistic Director and Board of Directors.

Broaden awareness and promote the activities of AMB.

Fundraise for AMB through events and boutiques.


Everyone is welcome and encouraged to attend meetings and join a committee. If you are a new member, we extend a special welcome to you.

Four (4) all-member Guild meetings are scheduled this season. Meeting dates may be added as needed. [Small group committees may meet more frequently as needed.]

Notes will be emailed to active members by the Guild Secretary after each meeting.

Thu., Sept. 5 | 6:00 – 7:30 p.m.
Flagship Commons
Westroads Mall (Omaha)

Sun., Oct. 20 | 4:00 – 5:30 p.m.
American Midwest Ballet School
2819 S 125th Ave Suite 256 (Omaha)
*A special Junior Guild workshop will take place at the same location/time

Thu., Feb. 6 | 6:00 – 7:30 p.m.
Brazenhead 319 N 78th St (Omaha)

Thu., Apr. 16 | 6:00 – 7:30 p.m.
Hoff Family Arts and Culture Center
1001 S 6th St, Council Bluffs  (Council Bluffs)


There are many ways to get involved with the Guild, from one-time event volunteering to recurring committee work. Broadening our base of active Guild members helps sustain our work in the future.

Guild Positions & Committees 2019-20

Barb Wilwerding, President
Renee Reiff, Treasurer
Val Vanderheiden, Secretary
Cheryl Goodwillie, Apparel & Boutique Merchandise
Sarah Birdwell, Boutique Shoes
Kelli Isham, Hospitality
Denise Kolkman, Junior Guild
Mary Trecek, Membership
Cathy Carrico and Diane Miller, Nutcracker Boutique
Greta Vaught, Nutcracker Cast Keepsakes
Shanna Zordell, American Midwest Ballet Liaison


The Guild handbook is an excellent reference throughout the year.   It includes committee duties, boutique and venue guidelines, and additional policies and procedures.

Questions? Please contact Shanna at