Who were the women who inspired George Balanchine’s Jewels?

Guest writer: Sarah Meals, marketing manager There are mixed reports on what exactly inspired George Balanchine to choreograph his three-act abstract ballet Jewels.  Some texts say he admired the famous Van Cleef and Arpels jewelry firm, and the gemstones were the actual inspiration for the movement.  Other texts say the ballet had nothing to do… More Who were the women who inspired George Balanchine’s Jewels?

Q&A with New Houston Ballet Soloist Melissa Hough

Guest writer: Sarah Lam, public relations intern Melissa Hough is one of Houston Ballet’s newest additions for the 2010-2011 season. She joins the company as a soloist and already feels right at home as she settles into rehearsals for George Balanchine’s Jewels. SL: Where did you dance before joining Houston Ballet? MH: I was with… More Q&A with New Houston Ballet Soloist Melissa Hough