Director’s Choice: American Ingenuity Program Announcement

We launch our 47th season with a mixed repertory program entitled Director’s Choice: American Ingenuity, featuring George Balanchine’s tribute to Imperial Russian Ballet, Theme and Variations, and the company premieres of Jerome Robbins’ dynamic Other Dances, and William Forsythe’s Artifact Suite. … More Director’s Choice: American Ingenuity Program Announcement

The Ballerina’s Legacy of GISELLE

Artistic Director Stanton Welch has crafted a new production of Giselle with sets and costume designs by Roberta Guidi di Bagno. For this production, Mr. Welch handpicked principal dancer Yuriko Kajiya as his muse for the iconic role of Giselle. For this blog post we’ll be digging into our archives to showcase four of the past Houston Ballet ballerinas who’ve portrayed Giselle, the loving country girl and supernatural wili. … More The Ballerina’s Legacy of GISELLE

Researching THE SLEEPING BEAUTY part 2

It’s our Artistic Director Emeritus Ben Stevenson’s 80th birthday this year! On February 16, we helped him celebrate with an informative and fun ‘Dance Talk’ at our Center for Dance. With Lauren Anderson at his side, he delighted our audience and staff with stories about his time in dance. When asked what inspires him, he simple repeated, “Music, music, music.” With so many ballet productions and reconstructions, ever wondered which historic version of The Sleeping Beauty Houston Ballet’s production derives from? Read on and you’ll soon find out! In part two of this two-part blog post, we dig into our archives and share some fun facts and photos about Ben Stevenson and his cherished production of The Sleeping Beauty now running at the Wortham Theater until March 6. … More Researching THE SLEEPING BEAUTY part 2

Behind the Scenes of Aladdin: Christopher Gray Flies High as the Djinn of the Lamp

Christopher Gray as the Djinn (Genie) with artists of Houston Ballet; Aladdin; Photo by Amitava Sarkar -by Stephanie Brown, Public Relations Intern David Bintley’s Aladdin, which continues in performance through Sunday, March 2, has a way of enchanting the audience with beautiful, unique props and exquisite, colorful costumes. I had the honor of attending Aladdin … More Behind the Scenes of Aladdin: Christopher Gray Flies High as the Djinn of the Lamp

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

Mark Your Calendars

We’ve got two great events coming up in Houston Ballet’s season, so save the date! Academy Spring Showcase: April 29-30 See the rising stars of Houston Ballet’s professional training school as they showcase their talents.  The Spring Showcase is always a great look at future company members “before they were famous”.  The repertoire for this … More Mark Your Calendars

Q&A with New First Soloist Danielle Rowe

Guest writer: Lori Lang, PR intern We are so excited to introduce the newest member of our company, first soloist Danielle Rowe! Danielle joins Houston Ballet from The Australian Ballet just in time to perform in Stanton Welch’s Marie. Onstage, critics have praised her “seductive assurance” and “transfixing vigour”. Here, Danielle tells us a little … More Q&A with New First Soloist Danielle Rowe

Corps Member and Choreographer Garrett Smith’s Work to be Performed at Jubilee of Dance

Guest writer: Lorena Capellan, PR intern Each year Houston Ballet performs the Jubilee of Dance, a one-night-only gala performance of audience favorites and dancer showcases.  This year’s Jubilee of Dance, held on December 3, will feature the second movement of Garrett Smith’s Vivacious Dispositions.  A corps de ballet member with Houston Ballet, Mr. Smith is … More Corps Member and Choreographer Garrett Smith’s Work to be Performed at Jubilee of Dance

Houston Ballet will receive $50,000 grant from the National Endowment for the Arts!

Rocco Landesman, Chairman of the National Endowment for the Arts, today announced that Houston Ballet  has been approved for a grant of $50,000 to support the world premiere of a new work by the celebrated Finnish choreographer Jorma Elo and the American premiere of Christopher Bruce’s Grinning in Your Face, two works featured as part … More Houston Ballet will receive $50,000 grant from the National Endowment for the Arts!