From Conception to Creation: The Costumes for “Romeo and Juliet”

By Kalyn Oden, PR Intern “In Fair Houston where we lay our costumes/scene” Oh Romeo, Romeo why are you dressed so dashingly? As the world premiere of Stanton Welch’s Romeo and Juliet nears, a great deal of creativity has been brewing behind the scenes for several months at Houston Ballet. The company will perform the… More From Conception to Creation: The Costumes for “Romeo and Juliet”

Elton John, Dance, & Canada: What do they have in common?

By Kalyn Oden, PR Intern “She’s got electric boots, a Mohair suit… Be-Be-Bennie and the Jets!” You might be wondering why I am singing Bennie and the Jets, that’s not ballet. If you enjoy Elton John and dancing, then this performance is for you. Alberta Ballet will be coming to Wortham Theater Center to perform… More Elton John, Dance, & Canada: What do they have in common?

Dancer Diary: Houston Ballet Apprentice Deanna Pearson shares her amazing achievement in Instanbul, Turkey

Right before starting her first season with Houston Ballet as an apprentice, Deanna Pearson traveled to Instanbul, Turkey to compete in the Instanbul International Ballet Competition (IBC). The competition takes place every summer with dancers coming from all parts of the world to compete. Ms. Pearson performed at her best and earned a glorious Silver… More Dancer Diary: Houston Ballet Apprentice Deanna Pearson shares her amazing achievement in Instanbul, Turkey

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”

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

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 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