Houston Ballet brings new tutus to the stage with the help of Holly Hynes

Guest writer: Lorena Capellan, PR intern Costume designer Holly Hynes has worked closely with choreographer Jorma Elo to create costumes for his newest ballet, ONE/end/ONE, to be premiered by Houston Ballet in late May. Holly Hynes served as director of costumes at the New York City Ballet for over 20 years and has been entrusted … More Houston Ballet brings new tutus to the stage with the help of Holly Hynes

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?

Principal dancer Connor Walsh Participates in Documentary

Houston Ballet’s premiere principal Connor Walsh returned Wednesday from a film shoot in West Palm Beach, Florida.  Walsh was participating in a documentary on legendary dance photographer Steven Caras. Caras was nurtured first as a dancer for 14 years at New York City Ballet by America’s most influential choreographer George Balanchine and secondly as a … More Principal dancer Connor Walsh Participates in Documentary

Off to the Races

Guest writer: Andrew Edmonson, director of marketing and public relations Houston Ballet’s dancers are leaping towards the conclusion of our 2009-2010 season.  Instead of a leisurely stroll around the home stretch, the company is engaged in an all-out sprint to the finish line on June 20, performing seven ballets, in three venues, in two different … More Off to the Races