Our goal is to promote Ballett Theater Basel and to awaken interest in the art form of ballet among a wider circle of people. In particular, we support with advertising for events, networking of the audience with the ballet management and the company as well as with insights into the rehearsal work. We facilitate guest appearances, assist with foreign tours and are involved in the promotion of young talent.

basler ballett gilde (bbg)
Postfach 162
CH-4010 Basel


Kathrin Amacker

Dr. Kathrin Amacker is President of Regio Basiliensis, Swiss Partner of the Oberrhein Cooperation. She is also President of Fairtrade Max Havelaar Switzerland Foundation, Board Member of Basel University and of Merian Iselin Medical Clinic. She has been politically active for many years, e.g. as Board Member of the Swiss Middle Party and as Member of Parlament at the National Council of Switzerland and Member of the Foreign Affairs Commission. Im her professional career, Kathrin Amacker was for 10 years Member of the Executive Management Board of Swiss Federal Railways and Telecom Operator Swisscom, responsible for Communications, Politics and Corporate Social Responsibility. Before, she was as PhD pharmacist at Ciba-Geigy and Novartis for 20 years in leadership roles at Production, Development and Human Resources.


Richard Wherlock

Born in Bristol, UK. After studying at the Ballet Rambert School in London dancer in this company. From 1991 to 1996 ballet director at the Theater Hagen. Afterwards for 3 seasons director of the Lucerne Ballet. Then artistic director and choreographer of the Berlin Ballet at the Komische Oper Berlin. Since the 2001/2002 season director of the Ballett Basel and since 2004 director of the renowned festival basel tanzt.


Antoinette Müller-Blum

Born and raised in Basel. Primary School and High School in Basel, studied economics in Basel and Geneva, followed by a translation diploma. Positions at a private bank in Basel, as a translator at Interfrigo and at Swiss Bank Corporation. Currently freelance translator. Resident in Binningen. Married and mother of four adult children. Enthusiastic athlete (1972 Swiss fencing champion). Dance is her special passion.


Bea Leupp

Born in Switzerland. Training in Germany and Switzerland. Degree as a medical assistant / medical secretary, then internship at the Women's Hospital Basel. After that, she worked for SANDOZ AG and continued to become a director's secretary. Until retirement 2007 specialist at the medical publishing house DOCUMED AG. 1976 first contacts with the Basel ballet. Member of the basel ballet guild since its establishment in 1982. From 1996 to 2007 President of the Foundation Council of the basel ballet guild.


Fausta Wyssenbach

Born in Basel. Attended the schools in Basel. For 39 years form teacher, practice teacher and principal at Primary School Bruderholz. Piano, voice and ballet lessons. Long-time member of the Theater Basel extra choir. Married, mother of an adult son. Theater and concert visitor with special commitment to the ballet.


Jean-Pierre Addor

Born in 1957 in Switzerland. Studied business administration at the University of Neuchâtel. In-depth professional experience in the financial industry, consulting mandates in various companies in the service sector. Strong interest in cultural work, especially in the Ballett Theater Basel.


Daniel Wälchli
Networking & Member Care

Born in Basel. Attended Gymnasium Oberwil. Studied economics at the University of Basel. 1984 to 1988 consultant for company pension plans at the Basel Life Insurance Company. 1989 to 2005 in various positions at Swiss Bank Corporation / UBS. Since 2006 Head of Customer & Management Support at ISS.


Julien Rondez
Web & Design

Born in 1991 in the canton of Jura. Julien Rondez works as a freelance graphic designer and artist in Basel. He graduated with a bachelor's degree in visual communication and mediation of art and design from the FHNW Hochschule für Gestaltung und Kunst Basel.
He is active in various Basel organizations such as the artist collective Schleuse, the science+fiction festival and Foodsharing. He spends his free time in his garden, where he finds peace and inspiration.


Anne-Catherine Thomas

Anne-Catherine Thomas was born in Alsace, France in 1979. She obtained her master's degree in Applied Foreign Languages and Communication in 2004. In 2015 she furthered her education by earning another master's degree in Culture Policy and Management from the Institute of Political Studies in Strasbourg.
Since then, Anne Catherine has been passionately active in the cultural sector for the past 15 years. She has accompanied various professional performance and dance projects as project manager as well as managing director and continues to consult various artistic projects on an international scale. Since 2016 she has been Manager at Ballett Theater Basel.


Gabriela Häner

Born in Basel in 1967 and raised here, she has always had strong social and cultural roots in the city and the region.
After completing her commercial training and further education, she worked for 11 years as a client advisor at Credit Suisse and the Basler Kantonalbank in the mortgage and corporate customer sector.
After a year abroad and a trip around the world, she trained in 2004 to become a Marketing & Communication planner. As such, she then held a managerial position at Basler Kantonalbank in the event sector for three years and then from 2008 to 2018 as Head of Events & Sponsoring at Basellandschaftliche Kantonalbank (BLKB)
Today she works again as a corporate client advisor at a regional bank.
Gabriela Häner is a member of the Board of Trustees of the BLKB Culture & Education Foundation and is on the organizing committee of the Nordwestschweizer Schwingfest (Northwestern Switzerland wrestling festival) in Lausen 2021.
Her hobbies include the Engadine, traveling, culture, art and ballet as well as biking and mountain hiking.


basler ballett gilde (bbg)
Postfach 162
CH-4010 Basel