Dancer Spotlight: Summer Intensive Student Heidi Yu

Guest writer: Katie Arnold, PR intern Houston Ballet’s Ben Stevenson Academy has welcomed over 100 dancers ages 9-20 from 32 states and 13 countries for its 2010 Summer Intensive Program. Today these students will give their final performance before heading back to their hometowns. Summer intensive student Heidi Yu is from Hong Kong, China and … More Dancer Spotlight: Summer Intensive Student Heidi Yu

Q&A with Academy Summer Intensive Student Shaye Firer

Guest writer: Sarah Lam, public relations intern Once again, Houston Ballet Academy is holding a Summer Intensive Program that attracts students from all over the world. They enroll for various reasons, but one draw remains the choreographic workshop that allows young dancers to create and showcase their work. I caught up with summer intensive student … More Q&A with Academy Summer Intensive Student Shaye Firer

Germany Tour Update

It is with great disappointment that we announce the cancellation of HBII’s tour to Schweinfurt and Villingen-Schwenningen, Germany, previously scheduled for April 21-27.  As most of you know, the ash cloud in Iceland has cancelled most flights to and from Europe, and they won’t be able to reschedule our staff and dancers soon enough to … More Germany Tour Update

Working with Choreographer Ma Cong: A Q & A with Madison Morris

Guest writer: Sarah Lam, public relations intern Ma Cong, Tulsa Ballet resident choreographer and principal dancer, has swiftly risen to become one of America’s most exciting choreographers. He has created many works for Tulsa Ballet and received various awards including 1st prize and Audience Favorite in the 21st Century Choreographic Competition in 2008. Recently, he … More Working with Choreographer Ma Cong: A Q & A with Madison Morris

Videos from the Prix de Lausanne

As promised, the Prix de Lausanne has posted the 2010 finals in their entirety on their website.  You can watch them here. If you’d like to watch Houston Ballet’s students specifically, here are the time codes to find them: Liao Xiang: Classical—0:50, Part 4 Contemporary—2:15, Part 8 Aaron Sharratt: Classical—4:56, Part 4 Contemporary—5:47, Part 8 … More Videos from the Prix de Lausanne

Houston Ballet Ben Stevenson Academy Student Emanuel Amuchastegui Wins the Prix de Lausanne 2010

For the first time in its history, Houston Ballet has a Prix de Lausanne winner. Emanuel Amuchastegui, 18, a native of Argentina and a student at Houston Ballet’s Ben Stevenson Academy, won the coveted prize Sunday in Switzerland, capping a four-day competition among 70 elite pre-professional dancers ages 15-18 from across the world. Amuchastegui was … More Houston Ballet Ben Stevenson Academy Student Emanuel Amuchastegui Wins the Prix de Lausanne 2010