Poinsettia Ball 


The Poinsettia Debutante Ball was established in 1968 at the proposal of Mrs. John W. Gustafson. The Birmingham Ballet board of trustees gave its enthusiastic approval. In 1981, The Alabama Ballet was established as an outgrowth of the Birmingham Civic Ballet, the University of Alabama at Birmingham Ballet and Ballet Alabama. Gustafson and Mrs. Louis A. Prosch Jr. served as the first ball chairmen. All proceeds from the ball support the Alabama Ballet.

Anne Elise Beasley
Merrill "Grace" Belcher
Elizabeth Bendall
Madison Chatwood
Chandler Coshatt

Caroline Dugas
Sydney Grace Edge
Raegan Goodreau

Anna Frances "Frannie" Gorham 
Parker Gregory
Eleni Gulas
Cameron Hall 
Georgia Kamburis 
Kailey Koch
Lauren Elizabeth Lemak 
Katie McKenna
Collins McMurray 
Kathryn Messer
Taylor Parks
Bella Rizzo

Claire Sexton 
Farris Burke Smith
Mary Grace "Gracie" Stockard 
Jacquelyn Stevens
Emory Swafford
Megan Swanzy
Anna Brooke Tarrant

Abby Waters
Katlin Willingham

Madeleine Yates

2021 Debutantes

Young ladies eligible must be attending college in pursuit of a higher education degree. She is to be in her sophomore (2nd) year of college when she is nominated. This means she will be presented in her junior (3rd) year of college. The young lady needs to be of outstanding moral character.

Deadline for nominations for class of 2022 Poinsettia Debutantes is Wednesday, March 17, 2022.

to nominate, please fill out the form below: