Houston Ballet Helps Miller Theater Celebrate Its 90th Anniversary In Grand Style

From May 10 – 12 at 8pm, Houston Ballet celebrates Miller Theater’s 90th anniversary by performing three stellar works in three free performances. The evening will open with two short, dazzling pieces: the duet from the 19th century classic Flower Festival in Genzano and the exquisite classical set piece Grand Pas Classique, set to music by Daniel Auber… More Houston Ballet Helps Miller Theater Celebrate Its 90th Anniversary In Grand Style

Summer Diary Series – First Soloist Kelly Myernick

Ever wondered what our Houston Ballet company dancers do over the summer? Well, we asked our dancers what they did over the summer and what they are looking forward to the most in the 2012-2013 season. Read about our last summer diary entry from First Soloist Kelly Myernick! Hello ballet friends. HB has asked me… More Summer Diary Series – First Soloist Kelly Myernick

Countdown to Clear and Madame Butterfly! Are you ready?

Houston Ballet is opening its exciting 2012-2013 season with Clear and Madame Butterfly, September 6-16, 2012 at Wortham Theater Center in Houston, TX. The program starts with Stanton Welch’s Clear –an abstract work, for seven men and one woman, showcasing Houston Ballet’s male dancers and set to Bach’s Concerto for Violin and Oboe in C minor and… More Countdown to Clear and Madame Butterfly! Are you ready?

Dancing Butterfly

From September 6-16, Houston Ballet launches its 2012-13 season with Stanton Welch’s balletic adaption of Giacomo Puccini’s Madame Butterfly. The title role of the opera is one of the great works of the repertoire for dramatic sopranos. Stanton Welch’s ballet version of Madame Butterfly is also a tour-de-force for the leading ballerina, requiring a dancer… More Dancing Butterfly

My Favorite Roles

Continuing with questions posed to us on Facebook, Nancy Sands asks:  What are your dancers’ favorite roles and why? Soloist Nao Kusuzaki took a break from rehearsal to answer: I’ve been thinking about your question for a few days–there are so many!–and I’ve narrowed it down to four.  They are: “Red Couple” in Stanton Welch’s… More My Favorite Roles

Free Performances of Madame Butterfly This Weekend!

Fresh off their successful tour to Montréal, Houston Ballet will present free performances of Madame Butterfly at Miller Outdoor Theatre this weekend, May 9-11, at 8 PM on all three days.  Free tickets are available at the Miller Theatre Box Office on a first-come, first-serve basis between 11:30 AM and 1:00 PM on the day of the… More Free Performances of Madame Butterfly This Weekend!

The Road to Montréal

Guest writer: Jim Nelson, general manager Houston Ballet’s performances of Madame Butterfly in Montréal mark the second round of exchanges between the two companies. Previously, Houston Ballet presented Les Grands Ballet Canadiens de Montréal at the Cullen Theater in 2005 with Ohad Naharin’s ballet Minus One, and the following spring, Houston Ballet performed the classic… More The Road to Montréal