Merrill Ashley Shares the Legacy of Balanchine at Dance Talks on April 16

On Tuesday, April 16 from 8:00 – 9:00 pm, join Houston Ballet for a free Dance Talk in which the great American ballerina Merrill Ashley will be interviewed by principal dancer Connor Walsh about her career, her collaborations with the legendary choreographer George Balanchine, and her staging of the Houston premiere of Balanchine’s masterpiece, Ballet … More Merrill Ashley Shares the Legacy of Balanchine at Dance Talks on April 16

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 … More Houston Ballet – October News Report!

Houston Ballet to Perform at “East Meets West”

On April 28, 2012 Houston Ballet will perform at Dance of Asian America’s “East Meets West X”. The show will feature Houston’s most prominent companies in contemporary, modern, hip-hop, ballroom dance, and Chinese dance uniting some of the best from the east and the west. Companies featured includes Revolve Dance Company, Ad Deum Dance Company, … More Houston Ballet to Perform at “East Meets West”

Save the Date!

We’ve got two great events coming up in Houston Ballet’s season, so mark your calendars! Academy Spring Showcase: April 20-21 See the rising stars of Houston Ballet’s professional training school as they showcase their talents.  The Spring Showcase is always a great look at future company members “before they were famous”.  The repertoire for this … More Save the Date!

Legendary Ballerina Monique Loudières Coaches Sugar Plum Fairies

For two weeks legendary ballerina Monique Loudières has been in Houston, coaching dancers performing as the Sugar Plum Fairy. Soloist Nao Kusuzaki gives an update on what she has learned from this remarkable teacher. Amy Fote in Ben Stevenson’s The Nucracker. Photo Amitava Sarkar Guest writer: Soloist Nao Kusuzaki “Take pleasure in your dancing”, Monique … More Legendary Ballerina Monique Loudières Coaches Sugar Plum Fairies

Houston Ballet opens with Return of the Masters

Houston Ballet will kick off the 2011-2012 season with Return of the Masters, a program showcasing three stunning works that have been absent from our repertoire for too long! We’re thrilled to bring back Sir Frederick Ashton’s Les Patineurs, Jerome Robbins’s In the Night and Sir Kenneth MacMillan’s Song of the Earth. Artistic Director Stanton … More Houston Ballet opens with Return of the Masters

Off to the Races

Guest writer: Andrew Edmonson, director of marketing and public relations Houston Ballet’s dancers are leaping towards the conclusion of our 2009-2010 season.  Instead of a leisurely stroll around the home stretch, the company is engaged in an all-out sprint to the finish line on June 20, performing seven ballets, in three venues, in two different … More Off to the Races

On the road to the Prix de Lausanne, part III

Guest writer: Shelly Power, associate director of Houston Ballet’s Ben Stevenson Academy My duty today is to transition from Houston Ballet Academy Associate Director to Prix de Lausanne jury member. Now that Claudio Munoz has arrived, my transition should be easier…right Claudio? Claudio arrived in Lausanne around 8:30 am and made his way to the … More On the road to the Prix de Lausanne, part III