A Unique Exercise For Any Level of Fitness – Houston Ballet Academy’s Pilates Barre Class

Guest writer: Houston Ballet Education Marketing & PR Coordinator, Christina Bielstein

I could count on one hand the number of sporadic Pilates classes I’d taken throughout my life. I was unfamiliar with terms and body positions, and I was nervous about entering a class even labeled for beginners. As a staff member, I was tempted to try one of Houston Ballet Academy’s adult classes, but I was too uneasy to ever make the commitment. All of that changed however, when I entered Sarah Yarbrough’s Pilates Barre class. From the minute students walked in, she tried to make everyone in class feel comfortable – asking each student about individual injuries or limitations so she could tailor the class for our specific needs. … More A Unique Exercise For Any Level of Fitness – Houston Ballet Academy’s Pilates Barre Class

Where Dance Meets Education: Education and Community Engagement Teacher Receives Exciting New Training

Houston Ballet Education and Community Engagement is committed to introducing children, particularly those in under-served and at-risk populations, to the beauty and grace of life through dance.  Last year they reached over 39,000 students through various programming.  One of Houston Ballet’s Education and Community Engagement teachers, Ellie Blanchat recently returned from New York City where … More Where Dance Meets Education: Education and Community Engagement Teacher Receives Exciting New Training

HOUSTON BALLET CAPS INNOVATIVE THREE YEAR INTERNATIONAL COLLABORATION IN GUATEMALA

From September 28 – October 3, 2014, Houston Ballet Academy Instructor Sally Rojas  will travel to Guatemala City, Guatemala for the third and final installment of an innovative, international collaboration with the Organizacion para las Artes focusing on training dancers aged 12- 18.   Instructor Sally Rojas coaching students Spanning from March 2012 until October … More HOUSTON BALLET CAPS INNOVATIVE THREE YEAR INTERNATIONAL COLLABORATION IN GUATEMALA

BUILDING STRENGTH WITH AKIHIRO KAWASAKI

By Kalyn Oden, Houston Ballet PR Intern Let’s talk about Houston Ballet Academy’s 2014 Summer Intensive’s strength and conditioning program that the dancers participated in this season. This blog will not only give a perspective on the strength and conditioning training the dancers undertake but also about the coach himself. First, a little about the … More BUILDING STRENGTH WITH AKIHIRO KAWASAKI

It Takes Two

Tuesday, July 08, 2014  By Emily Kammerlohr, Academy Intern Lilian and Clark Eselgroth are a dynamic sibling duo hailing from North Carolina! I had lots of fun filming with these two – they really love each other and it shows! Lilian, level six, is poised and professional and Clark, level five, is an absolute hoot. … More It Takes Two

She’s Baaaack!

By Emily Kammerlohr, Academy Intern Tuesday, July 1, 2014 Miss Natalie Payne, everyone’s favorite Aussie, has returned to once again provide an inside look into the life of a Summer Intensive Program dancer. “The training is so good here,” she says, forming a beaming smile. “I love working with all my teachers, as well as … More She’s Baaaack!

Education and Outreach “Goes Global”

By Emily Kammerlohr, Academy Intern Friday, June 27, 2014 Houston Ballet partners with the Evelyn Rubenstein Jewish Community Center (ERJCC) to put on “Jump, Jive, Move and Groove!” now in its second year.  This year, the program is hosted by Ripley House, a local service site of Neighborhood Centers, one of the largest charitable organizations … More Education and Outreach “Goes Global”