Stanton Welch has provided visionary leadership for Houston Ballet since picking up its creative torch in 2003.
For choreographer Annabelle Lopez Ochoa, poetry and ballet share a similar terrain.
Expanding the Classical Ballet Canon Part I: Nao Kusuzaki’s Genji at Asia Society Texas Center in partnership with Houston Ballet
Think about classical ballet’s signature repertoire—The Nutcracker, Swan Lake, Sleeping Beauty, Giselle, Cinderella. Each of these canonic story ballets is drawn from a European folk tale or story, and set to music by a European composer. Is it time to ask, “what other stories can ballets tell?”
Houston Ballet will return to the Wortham Theater Center this September for their 2021-2022 season.
On March 10, Houston Ballet will launch the first in a series of short dance films by Artistic Director Stanton Welch.
In the midst of its celebratory 50th anniversary season comprised entirely of works created for the company by world-renowned choreographers, Houston Ballet presents Forged in Houston March 12-21.
A 50th anniversary deserves a celebration. But what kind? Houston Ballet’s leaders looked back across the company’s history, starting before the 1969 debut of the company as we know it today.
Thanks to Welch’s love for the music, he and the company are about to unveil their first staging of the mythology-based work, which premiered in a luxe Paris Opera Ballet production in 1876. Sylvia, the tale of a shepherd’s love for a forest nymph, is the first of four full-length story ballets that Houston Ballet has in store from now through June. The coming ones include the other great beneficiary of Delibes’ gifts, Coppélia.
Houston Ballet Principal Ian Casady will be honored for his twenty spectacular years with the company during the Margaret Alkek Williams Jubilee of Dance on Nov. 30 at the Wortham Center.
June is a busy month for Houston Ballet with Play taking over George R. Brown’s General Assembly Hall June 8-10 for an in -the-round performance.
Houston Ballet holds the rare distinction of being founded by a community of dance-loving people rather than a sole individual.