Academy Students Leap On To World Stage At Prix De Lausanne Competition In Switzerland

Houston Ballet Academy students Tyler Donatelli, who is 17 and from Huntington Beach, California, and Michael Ryan, who is 17 and a native of Plano, Texas, have been accepted into the ย prestigious international ballet competition Prix de Lausanne in Switzerland January 26 – February 1. Dancers: Michael Ryan and Tyler Donatelli; Photo by Cameron Durham… More Academy Students Leap On To World Stage At Prix De Lausanne Competition In Switzerland

Blogging from the Road: HBII’s Tour to Germany

Guest writer:ย  Jim Nelson, general manager It is so gratifying to look back over the past few years and see the growth of our second company, Houston Ballet II (HBII). While so many dance companies say they have a second company, when you look closely they are generally a group of upper level students who… More Blogging from the Road: HBII’s Tour to Germany

On the road to the Prix de Lausanne, part V

Guest writer: Shelly Power, associate director of Houston Ballet’s Ben Stevenson Academy Today we watched 70 students, coached one by one on the raked stage. Today was a showing of contemporary variations after scoring contemporary classes yesterday. A group session was done first for about 10 minutes and then each competitor ran through the variation… More On the road to the Prix de Lausanne, part V

On the road to the Prix de Lausanne, part II

Guest writer: Shelly Power, associate director of Houston Ballet’s Ben Stevenson Academy We entered Switzerland and immediately I remembered that I wish I spoke at least one other language. I am traveling with two of three students who speak two languages, and Emanuel speaks four! Now that my ego is totally destroyed I will attempt… More On the road to the Prix de Lausanne, part II