The Corps de Ballet Takes Center Stage in La Bayadère

Principal ballet mistress Louise Lester and the female dancers of the corps de ballet have been very busy lately, preparing for one extremely challenging undertaking: dancing  La Bayadère, which opens next week (February 21) at Wortham Theater Center. La Bayadère’s third act, the famous Kingdom of the Shades section, showcases 24 female dancers in white … More The Corps de Ballet Takes Center Stage in La Bayadère

Blogging from the Road: The Kennedy Center Tour

Guest writer: Jim Nelson, general manager Monday, June 14 One hour after the curtain fell on Sunday afternoon’s matinee of La Fille mal gardée, sixteen dancers (including the Sunday performance leads Connor Walsh and Melody Herrera), artistic director Stanton Welch, ballet mistress Louise Lester, and Maestro Ermanno Florio headed to IAH to catch the last … More Blogging from the Road: The Kennedy Center Tour