Houston Ballet – October News Report!

It’s time introduce a new series called Houston Ballet News Report! Each month I’ll bring you all some exciting Houston Ballet events, announcements, photos, videos, and much more.

Marie on Tour!

Dancers: Melody Mennite & Ian Casady; Photo: Amitava Sarkar

Let’s wish our Houston Ballet dancers good luck on their trip to Canada!

They are performing Marie, a three-act narrative ballet choreographed by Stanton Welch at The National Arts Centre in Ottawa, Canada from October 18-20, 2012.

Check out the behind the scenes look at the beautiful costumes of Marie!


For more information visit: http://nac-cna.ca/en/

Soloist Karina Gonzalez guesting in NYC!

Dancer: Karina Gonzalez; Photo: Amitava Sarkar

From October 23-28th, Soloist Karina Gonzalez will be guesting in New York City with Ballet Next at The Joyce Theater. She will be performing with guest artists from New York City Ballet, Stuttgart Ballet, and Pacific Northwest Ballet.

Good luck Karina!

Visit: http://www.balletnext.com/

 Houston Ballet Center for Dance named one of Houston’s 12 most distinctive archeticual/design landmarks in Curbed National

Photo Courtesy of Gensler

“This $53 million Gensler-designed facility is the largest ballet center in the U.S. Its six stories have a number of innovative features including an open-air pedestrian sky bridge and a stunning black granite facade.” – Stirling Kelso, Curbed National

Read more at: http://curbed.com/archives/2012/10/10/design-heat-maps-12-essential-stops-in-houston.php

Principal Melody Mennite recognized as one of Houston’s Top 30 under 30


Dancer: Melody Mennite; Photo Amitava Sarkar

Congratulations to Melody Mennite! She has recently been recognized as one of Houston’s Top 30 Successful Young Professionals Under 30.

In honor of Houston’s Future Leaders, a celebration will be held at BlackFinn American Grill this October 26, 2012 recognizing the rising stars of one of our country’s fastest growing cities! These individuals 30 and under are making a difference in their community, job environment or have had success in many areas of life.

The Nutcracker is just around the corner!

Houston Ballet presents The Nutcracker from November 23-30, 2012. A little girl named Clara receives a magical nutcracker on Christmas Eve, and sets out on a wondrous journey to the Land of Snow and the Kingdom of Sweets. Featuring breathtaking scenery and costumes by Tony Award-winning designer Desmond Heeley, The Nutcracker is the perfect yuletide gift: the ideal means of introducing children to the power and beauty of classical dance, and a delightful way for the entire family to ring in the holiday season.

Tickets may be purchased by calling 713-227-2787 or by visiting www.houstonballet.org. Please click here to view, print or download casting.

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