Executive Board


The Executive Board is comprised of volunteers who guide Ballet Brazos in fulfilling our mission to instruct, educate and enrich young people and their audiences through the art of dance, and provide quality classical ballet performances for the community.




Cathy Lyles

Director of Development

Born and raised in Houston, Texas and graduated from St. Pius X High School, where she was a ballerina of the Ballet Troupe for four years and performed all over Houston. She attended Sam Houston State University and graduated with a BAT in Elementary Education with Dance and English minors.

After graduating from Sam Houston she taught in the Aldine ISD and later after moving from Houston to Bryan with her husband, Sonny Lyles, she taught in the Bryan ISD at Johnson Elementary. Cathy and Sonny have been married for 43 years and have two children, Doug Lyles and Stephanie Towse. They have three grandchildren: Elliot and Lucy Lyles and Mia Marie Towse.

Cathy also owns the Jazzercise Franchise for the Bryan and College Station area, and has taught Jazzercise as an instructor for over 36 years.

She has served on numerous Boards and Organizations in the Bryan/College Station area including:

  • American Cancer Society
  • Brazos Valley Children’s Museum
  • Women’s Club

Cathy also maintains her membership with:

  • Junior League of Bryan/College Station
  • Delta Zeta Alumni Association
  • St Anthony’s Catholic Church

Cathy is honored to serve on the Ballet Brazos Board as the Development Director.

Executive Board