Volunteer Spotlight: Tammy Parsons


California Ballet Company would like shine our volunteer spotlight on Tammy Parsons.

Tammy is an integral part of CBC and gives freely of her time and resources, going above and beyond to help in any way that she can. We would like to recognize Tammy and thank her for all of her hard work and dedication.

Tammy is a native Southern Californian who graduated from UCSD and currently works at San Diego State University as a civil engineering professor. Volunteering is an important part of her life and a way for her to serve as a role model for her children. She has always volunteered for both her daughter Haley and son Derrick’s school and their extracurricular activities because it enables her to give back, share in her children’s interests, and stay involved.

Tammy has been volunteering for CBC since Haley started dancing at California Ballet School eight years ago. Originally she helped because traffic coming back and forth to the studio was so bad that it wasn’t worth going home for an hour or two. She would much rather lend a hand than just sit around waiting and so began her volunteerism at CBC. 

Tammy started working backstage and supervising our young dancers when Haley was young. But over the years she has continued to help out in every aspect of the ballet and her contributions have been invaluable. She has volunteered her time with administrative tasks, newsletters, fundraisers, yearbook sales, the library project, Junior Company events, costume alterations and fittings, and her favorite: boutique. This year Tammy will officially take over as boutique manager.

We are very lucky to have Tammy with us at California Ballet. Her dedication, positive attitude and support of the ballet is very much appreciated. When you see Tammy in the hallway or at the theater be sure to thank her for all she does. Her dedication and spirit are an inspiration to all of us here at California Ballet!