A final look behind the scenes of Ben Stevenson’s THE NUTCRACKER

By Jessica Maria MacFarlane On a snowy night in 1892, The Nutcracker (originally choreographed by Marius Petipa and Balletmaster Lev Ivanov) made its first appearance at the Imperial Mariinsky Theatre in St. Petersburg, Russia. With a dazzling original score by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky and classical ballet choreography, The Nutcracker became a holiday tradition in the… More A final look behind the scenes of Ben Stevenson’s THE NUTCRACKER

The man behind the sounds of Zodiac: Ross Edwards

By Kalyn Oden, PR Intern Aries? Taurus? Leo? Whatever your Zodiac sign might be, Houston Ballet has the perfect performance for you! Houston Ballet is proud to announce Artistic Director Stanton Welch’s world premiere of Zodiac. The company will perform Zodiac in a mixed repertory featuring works from some of the most talented choreographers called… More The man behind the sounds of Zodiac: Ross Edwards

FREE Performance at Miller Outdoor Theater – This weekend only!

By: Kalyn Oden, PR Intern Houston Ballet returned from its Canada tour ready to perform in Houston! The dancers are back in the studio preparing for this weekend’s three FREE performances of Giselle and Clear at Miller Outdoor Theatre. Here to express her excitement about performing Giselle for the first time is Principal Dancer Melody… More FREE Performance at Miller Outdoor Theater – This weekend only!

RESEARCHING “ROMEO AND JULIET”

From February 26 – March 8, Houston Ballet will unveil a stunning new production of Romeo and Juliet, choreographed by Houston Ballet Artistic Director Stanton Welch and featuring scenery and costumes by the acclaimed Italian designer Roberta Guidi di Bagno. The production has been generously underwritten by Ted and Melza Barr. In this blog entry,… More RESEARCHING “ROMEO AND JULIET”

DANCING JOHN NEUMEIER’S A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM

By Kalyn Oden, PR Intern Fairies, lovers, donkeys and a love spell gone completely wrong…Houston Ballet begins its 2014-15 season with the company premiere of A Midsummer Night’s Dream, choreographed by John Neumeier  and inspired by William Shakespeare’s famous comedy, from September 4 – 14 at Wortham Theater Center. “A Midsummer Night’s Dream”; Artists of… More DANCING JOHN NEUMEIER’S A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM

HOUSTON BALLET ACADEMY 2014 SUMMER INTENSIVE PROGRAM SETS NEW RECORD

The studios and corridors of the Houston Ballet Center for Dance are buzzing with hundreds of young bodies and an influx of electric energy as Houston Ballet Academy’s 2014 Summer Intensive Program kicks into high gear.  Houston Ballet Academy Summer Intensive: Photo by Cameron Durham From June 16 – July 25, the Academy Summer Intensive… More HOUSTON BALLET ACADEMY 2014 SUMMER INTENSIVE PROGRAM SETS NEW RECORD

Houston Ballet Academy Students Take Voyage Of Discovery And Inspiration In Germany At The Fourth Dance Education Biennale 2014 Dresden

–by Shelly Power, Houston Ballet Academy Director From February 15 – 23, 2014, a group representing Houston Ballet Academy enjoyed a full week in Dresden, Germany, participating in workshops, classes, performances and a two-day symposium on the creative process. Being one of three international schools and the only school from America, we were privileged and honored… More Houston Ballet Academy Students Take Voyage Of Discovery And Inspiration In Germany At The Fourth Dance Education Biennale 2014 Dresden

Acclaimed Actor Steps into New Role in “The Young Person’s Guide to the Orchestra”

Over the last month, Houston Ballet has been pleased to welcome the beloved Texas actor Jaston Williams as a guest artist, performing the role of the narrator in Stanton Welch’s new production of The Young Person’s Guide to the Orchestra, which continues in performance at Wortham Theater Center through Sunday, March 16 at 2:00 pm.… More Acclaimed Actor Steps into New Role in “The Young Person’s Guide to the Orchestra”

Holly Hynes Creates Tuxedos “Worthy of the Red Carpet” in The Young Person’s Guide to the Orchestra

From March 6 – 16, Houston Ballet will unveil the world premiere of Stanton Welch’s new version of The Young Person’s Guide to the Orchestra, set to the beloved score by Benjamin Britten and featuring costumes designed by Holly Hynes.  Costume sketch for The Young Person’s Guide to the Orchestra by Holly Hynes Ms. Hynes has… More Holly Hynes Creates Tuxedos “Worthy of the Red Carpet” in The Young Person’s Guide to the Orchestra

Behind the Scenes of Aladdin: Christopher Gray Flies High as the Djinn of the Lamp

Christopher Gray as the Djinn (Genie) with artists of Houston Ballet; Aladdin; Photo by Amitava Sarkar -by Stephanie Brown, Public Relations Intern David Bintley’s Aladdin, which continues in performance through Sunday, March 2, has a way of enchanting the audience with beautiful, unique props and exquisite, colorful costumes. I had the honor of attending Aladdin… More Behind the Scenes of Aladdin: Christopher Gray Flies High as the Djinn of the Lamp