2017/18 Season Announcement

ICYMI: We just announced our 2017/18 Season! You can learn more about each individual ballet on our 2017/18 website page here

We’re looking forward to sharing the splendor of dance with each and every one of you! We’re also excited to share Stanton Welch’s The Nutcracker in its second year and the annual  Jubilee of Dance and Academy Spring Showcase. Become a season subscriber and save today.

Be sure to check back here for blog posts about each program, and join us for our Dance Talks at the Center for Dance. Discover the history of ballet and the many artistic connections within our 2017/18 season, starting September 2017.

Read on below for more program details about our 2017/18 season.

“Rep 1: Poetry in Motion”

Sara Webb and Simon Ball in Christopher Wheeldon’s Carousel (A Dance). Photography by Amitava Sarkar. Houston Ballet. 2009.


Powder | Stanton Welch AM | Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (Houston Ballet Premiere)

Carousel (A Dance) | Christopher Wheeldon OBE | Richard Rodgers & Oscar Hammerstein II

Symphony in C | George Balanchine | George Bizet ©The George Balanchine Trust

Sept. 8 – 17, 2017

“Rep 2: Mayerling

Luis Ortigoza as Prince Rudolf and Natalia Berrios as Mary in Sir Kenneth MacMillan’s Mayerling. Photography by Patricio Melo. Ballet de Santiago. 2016.

Mayerling | Sir Kenneth MacMillan | Franz Liszt, arrangement by John Lanchbery OBE (Houston Ballet Premiere)

Sept. 21 – Oct. 1, 2017

“Rep 3: Swan Lake

Artists of Houston Ballet in Stanton Welch’s Swan Lake. Photography by Amitava Sarkar. Houston Ballet. 2014.

Swan Lake | Stanton Welch AM | Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky

Feb. 22 – March 4, 2018

“Rep 4: Rock, Roll, & Tutus”

Artists of Joffrey Ballet in Alexander Ekman’s Tulle. Photography by Cheryl Mann. Joffrey Ballet.

Songs of Last Century | Stanton Welch AM | Various (World Premiere)

Filigree and Shadow | Tim Harbour | 48Nord (North-American Premiere)

Tulle | Alexander Ekman | Mikael Karlsson (Houston Ballet Premiere)

March 8 – 18, 2018

“Rep 5: Global Movements”

Maria Kochetkova and Francisco Mungamba in William Forsythe’s Pas/Parts 2016. Photography by Erik Tomasson. San Francisco Ballet. 2016.


The Four Seasons | Stanton Welch AM | Antonio Vivaldi

Pas/Parts 2016 | William Forsythe | Thom Willems  (Houston Ballet Premiere)

In Dreams | Trey McIntyre | Roy Orbison

May 24 – June 3, 2018

“Rep 6: Don Quixote

Artists of Houston Ballet in Ben Stevenson’s Don Quixote. Photography by Amitava Sarkar. Houston Ballet. 2006.

Don Quixote | Ben Stevenson OBE | Ludwig Minkus, arrangement by John Lanchbery OBE

June 7 – 17, 2018

Keep an eye out for our remaining blog posts of the 16/17 Season with Stanton Welch’s Cinderella, Mixed Repertory Program “Legends & Prodigy“, David Bintley’s The Tempest, and Stanton Welch’s La Bayadère.

Tickets for Stanton Welch’s Cinderella are on sale now here!


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