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?
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
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”
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
By Kalyn Oden, PR Intern You may now take the stage as Husband and Wife! On July 5th, 2014, in Fredericksburg, Texas, Houston Ballet demi soloist Elise Judson and corps de ballet member Rhodes Elliott said “I do” and began a new chapter in their lives not only as dancers, but as husband and wife.… More A Couple, On Stage and Off
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
By Laura Lynch, Houston Ballet Wardrobe Manager Oh my, what an incredible adventure to travel to our production designer Roberta Guidi Di Bagno’s home in Italy to shop fabrics for Stanton Welch’s new production of Romeo and Juliet, debuting in February 2015. Yes, I’m talking Rome, Italy. Roberta designed Romeo and Juliet with a wide… More A VOYAGE TO ROME FOR ROMEO AND JULIET
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
By Emily Kammerlohr, Academy Intern Tuesday, July 29, 2014 The 2014 Summer Intensive Program was a huge success! We had six shows in 48 hours, but our young dancers never missed a beat. Each cast gave it their all for every performance, making for six inspiring shows. While I’m sure the students are enjoying the… More And that’s a wrap!
by Emily Kammerlohr, Academy Intern Week Five is where the rubber meets the road for the Summer Intensive Program students! Dancers from all levels scramble to perfect their moves in preparation for Week Six’s rehearsals and shows. Yet even amid all the craziness, the Eselgroths were both still smiling and ready to chat about how… More Growth with the Eselgroths