Artistic Director Stanton Welch has crafted a new production of Giselle with sets and costume designs by Roberta Guidi di Bagno. For this production, Mr. Welch handpicked principal dancer Yuriko Kajiya as his muse for the iconic role of Giselle. For this blog post we’ll be digging into our archives to showcase four of the past Houston Ballet ballerinas who’ve portrayed Giselle, the loving country girl and supernatural wili. … More The Ballerina’s Legacy of GISELLE
For this blog post we’ll be talking one-on-one with Cacti’s stager and freelance dancer-choreographer Spenser Theberge. Get ready to laugh and smile with us as we discuss the triumphs of staging this captivating ballet! … More Discussing Ekman’s CACTI with Stager Spenser Theberge
By Kalyn Oden, PR Intern The stunning costumes and magical sets just appear for each performance, right? This thought might have crossed your mind a time or two but I am here to discuss the detailed thought process in the costume design process that took place for Houston Ballet Artistic Director Stanton Welch’s world… More Zodiac Costumer Designer – Eduardo Sicangco
By Kalyn Oden, PR Intern One, two, three! One, two, three! Those are not only counts but also the number of ballets to be presented during Houston Ballet’s spring mixed repertory program “Modern Masters” from March 12-22, 2015. The program features George Balanchine’s Ballo della Regina, Spanish choreographer Nacho Duato’s poignant Jardí Tancat, and Harald… More ETUDES: PRECISION, ELEGANCE, & PERFECTION
By Emily Kammerlohr, Academy Intern Time is just flying by and preparations for the final summer showcase are well underway here at the Center for Dance. This week, we’ll be highlighting one student’s path to the performance. Although her days are already brimming with learning, including jazz, gyrotonics, social, and Pilates classes in addition to… More Checking in with Natalie Payne
By Emily Kammerlohr, Academy Intern June 20, 2014 It’s that time of year again! On June 14th over 600 dancers from across the USA and around the world arrived in Houston for a jam-packed six week dance adventure. The first week of the summer intensive program is drawing to a close, but the excitement here at Houston… More The 2014 Summer Intensive Program is Here!
Houston Ballet has been extremely busy during the month of October, preparing for two major tours: to New York’s Joyce Theater from October 22-27; and to the Theatre des Champs Elysees in Paris, France October 31 – November 4. Image Courtesy of Houston Ballet Over the last decade Houston Ballet’s Director of Production Brian Walker… More Making Magic Happen Behind The Scenes In New York At The Joyce Theater
On September 5, Houston Ballet will launch its 44th season, unveiling a new work by choreographer Garrett Smith as part of the program Four Premieres, running September 5 – 15. Garrett got his start as a choreographer in 2007 at Houston Ballet Academy, where he created five works for Houston Ballet II. He then joined… More The Return of Choreographer Garrett Smith
Guest Writer: Kate Owen, Academy Intern Tuesday July 23, 2013 Jonathan is a 16 year old level 6 student from Houston, Texas. Jonathan has been dancing for 3 years at the Ballet Center of Houston and with Houston Repertoire Ballet. He has been in ballets such as Nutcracker, Midsummer Nights Dream, Cinderella, and Storybook. Other… More Reflection – Goals You Set for Yourself: Jonathan Vecseri!
We made it to Round 2 of Dance Advantage’s Top Blogs of 2011! Thanks to our readers who commented, En Pointe with Houston Ballet is now in the running for best Dance Organization/Dancer Blog. So how can you help us win the top spot? Click on the Vote button below and be sure to select… More Round 2 of Dance Advantage’s Top Blogs of 2011 Competition Starts Today