Each year, Houston Ballet’s Ben Stevenson Academy hosts a six-week-long summer intensive, offering classes ranging from ballet technique to modern to hip-hop. In recent years we’ve also added career studies classes, taught by Houston Ballet staff, which allow young dancers to learn more about ballet from a production or administrative point of view. You can find pictures from production director Tom Boyd’s recent set design class here. The results are extraordinary–we’re very lucky to have such talented participants both on the stage and at the drafting table. Enjoy!
Archive for July, 2009
As mentioned earlier, corps de ballet member Joe Walsh recently won the prestigious Princess Grace Award for 2009. As part of the application process, Joe had to write an essay about his greatest challenge as a dancer. You can read his essay in its entirety here:
We are so incredibly proud to announce corps member Joe Walsh has won the prestigious Princess Grace Award. The last Houston Ballet dancer to receive this honor was Yin Lee in 1998. Mr. Walsh joins an elite group of previous Houston Ballet winners including Carlos Acosta and Martha Butler. Congratulations, Joe!
Read more on the Houston Chronicle website…
Joe Walsh in The Vertiginous Thrill of Exactitude.
Photo by Amitava Sarkar.