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HOUSTON BALLET SHOWCASES THREE OF THE TWENTIETH CENTURY’S GREATEST CHOREOGRAPHERS IN MODERN MASTERS

May 3, 2014

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In the middle, somewhat elevated, Artists of Houston Ballet, Photo: Amitava Sarkar

HOUSTON BALLET SHOWCASES THREE OF THE TWENTIETH CENTURY’S  GREATEST CHOREOGRAPHERS IN MODERN MASTERS MAY 22 – JUNE 1   Company Premiere of Jiří Kylián’s Comic Sechs Tänze Highlights the Program   George Balanchine’s Ground-Breaking Masterpiece The Four Temperaments  Returns to the Repertoire for the First Time in a Decade   Houston Ballet Holds Dance Talk […]

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HOUSTON BALLET II DANCERS MAKE GUEST APPEARANCES IN THE NUTCRACKER DURING HOLIDAY SEASON

December 7, 2013

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HOUSTON BALLET II DANCERS MAKE GUEST APPEARANCES IN THE NUTCRACKER DURING HOLIDAY SEASON   Houston, Texas – Several international artists of Houston Ballet II, the second company featuring exciting young dancers from around the globe launching their careers, will make guest appearances performing principal roles in productions of The Nutcracker in Texas and Louisiana during the […]

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Houston Ballet Presents One Night Only Jubilee Of Dance

November 23, 2013

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Houston Ballet Presents One Night Only Jubilee Of Dance Company Celebrates Stanton Welch’s 10th Anniversary as Artistic Director   Full Company Classical Showpiece Paquita, Returns to the Repertoire   Performance Features Excerpts of Stanton Welch’s Latest Work, Sounds of the Soul   Houston, Texas – Fresh from its tours to New York City in October […]

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Houston Ballet’s The Nutcracker

November 7, 2013

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Allison Miller and Artist of Houston Ballet

Houston Ballet’s The Nutcracker Company Performs Beloved Holiday Production, Seen by Over One Million People Since Its Premiere in 1987 HOUSTON, TEXAS – From November 29 – December 29, 2013, Houston Ballet celebrates the holidays with Ben Stevenson’s breathtaking production of The Nutcracker, seen by over 1,000,000 people since its premiere 26 years ago.  The […]

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Houston Ballet Revives Trey Mcintyre’s Magical Production Of Peter Pan

May 29, 2013

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Houston Ballet Revives Trey Mcintyre’s Magical Production Of Peter Pan June 13 – 23   McIntyre Returns to Houston Ballet, Where His Career as a Choreographer Began in 1987   Production Features Lavish Scenery by Thomas Boyd and Dazzling Punk-Inspired Costumes by Broadway Designer Jeanne Button   Houston, Texas – From June 13-23, 2013, Houston […]

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HOUSTON BALLET II DANCER JOEL WOELLNER WINS TWO PRIZES AT PRESTIGIOUS PRIX DE LAUSANNE BALLET COMPETITION

February 9, 2013

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HOUSTON BALLET II DANCER JOEL WOELLNER WINS TWO PRIZES AT PRESTIGIOUS PRIX DE LAUSANNE   Eighteen Year-Old Australian Dancer Wins Contemporary Dance Prize   HOUSTON, TX – Houston Ballet II Dancer Joel Woellner was awarded two prizes at the 41st Prix de Lausanne Dance Competition, the prestigious international contest held annually in Lausanne, Switzerland between January […]

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HOUSTON BALLET II ANNOUNCES TOURING TO SWITZERLAND AND TORONTO IN SPRING 2013

January 31, 2013

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HOUSTON BALLET II ANNOUNCES TOURING TO SWITZERLAND AND TORONTO IN SPRING 2013   HOUSTON, TX – Houston Ballet Artistic Director Stanton Welch announces Spring 2013 touring schedule for Houston Ballet II. On Saturday, February 2, Houston Ballet II dancers will perform excerpts from Stanton Welch’s neoclassical work, A Dance in the Garden of Mirth, at […]

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Houston Ballet’s Education Outreach Program Wins The 2013 Tape Gold Award,

January 28, 2013

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Houston Ballet’s Education Outreach Program Wins The 2013 Tape Gold Award, Sponsored By The Texas Association Of Partners In Education   Houston, Texas — The Texas Association of Partners in Education (TAPE) has announced that Houston Ballet’s Education Outreach Program has been chosen as a recipient of the prestigious TAPE Gold Award in the Community […]

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HOUSTON BALLET PRESENTS STANTON WELCH’S LA BAYADÈRE

January 23, 2013

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Nozomi Iijima and Artists of Houston Ballet. Photo: Amitava Sarkar

HOUSTON BALLET PRESENTS STANTON WELCH’S LA BAYADÈRE (“The Temple Dancer”) Bollywood Meets Ballet in Story of  Love, Mystery, Fate, Vengeance and Justice in India Houston, Texas — From February 21-March 3, 2013, Houston Ballet presents Stanton Welch’s La Bayadère (“The Temple Dancer”), a historic classic stagedby Houston Ballet Artistic Director Stanton Welch and set in […]

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HOUSTON BALLET PRESENTS ACCLAIMED CANADIAN TROUPE LES GRANDS BALLETS CANADIENS DE MONTRÉAL IN CULLEN SERIES

December 29, 2012

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HOUSTON BALLET PRESENTS ACCLAIMED CANADIAN TROUPE LES GRANDS BALLETS CANADIENS DE MONTRÉAL IN CULLEN SERIES   Performances Feature Two Signature Works by Acclaimed Contemporary Choreographer Mauro Bigonzetti, Including Four Seasons Houston, Texas – On Friday, February 1 and Saturday, February 2, 2013, Houston Ballet presents Les Grands Ballets Canadiens de Montréal as part of the Cullen Series.  One of the […]

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HOUSTON BALLET PRESENTS JUBILEE OF DANCE: A TRIBUTE TO AMY FOTE

November 3, 2012

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HOUSTON BALLET PRESENTS JUBILEE OF DANCE: A TRIBUTE TO AMY FOTE Company Pays Tribute to Retiring Principal Dancer Amy Fote After Stellar Career With Houston Ballet Houston, Texas – On Friday, November 30, 2012, Houston Ballet presents its ninth annual Jubilee of Dance: A Tribute to Amy Fote, a special one-night only performance showcasing the […]

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Cupcakes & Conversation with William Newton, Corps de Ballet, Houston Ballet

October 7, 2012

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Cupcakes & Conversation with William Newton, Corps de Ballet, Houston Ballet What motivates you at 8am on a Monday morning? All the roles I would love to have the opportunity to perform one day…are one of the few things that can persuade me to get up at 8am. Regrettably, I am not a morning person. […]

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HOUSTON BALLET’S THE NUTCRACKER KICKS OFF THE HOLIDAY SEASON IN NOVEMBER 2012

October 6, 2012

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HOUSTON BALLET’S THE NUTCRACKER KICKS OFF THE HOLIDAY SEASON IN NOVEMBER 2012   Company Celebrates 25th Anniversary of Beloved Holiday Production, Seen by Over One Million People Since Its Premiere in 1987 Acclaimed Principal Dancer Amy Fote Gives Final Performances with Houston Ballet as the Sugar Plum Fairy Audience Invited to Participate in “Mistletoe on […]

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HOUSTON BALLET AWARDED THE NEW YORK CHOREOGRAPHIC INSTITUTE FELLOWSHIP INITIATIVE GRANT TO SUPPORT CREATION OF A NEW WORK BY FIRST SOLOIST MELISSA HOUGH

August 4, 2012

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HOUSTON BALLET AWARDED THE NEW YORK CHOREOGRAPHIC INSTITUTE FELLOWSHIP INITIATIVE GRANT TO SUPPORT CREATION OF A NEW WORK BY FIRST SOLOIST MELISSA HOUGH  Houston, Texas – Houston Ballet has been awarded a Fellowship Initiative grant from the New York Choreographic Institute, an affiliate of New York City Ballet, to support the development of new choreography […]

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HOUSTON BALLET SHOWCASES FEMALE CHOREOGRAPHERS IN WOMEN@ART

July 14, 2012

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HOUSTON BALLET SHOWCASES FEMALE CHOREOGRAPHERS IN WOMEN@ART SEPTEMBER 20 – 30 Acclaimed Canadian Choreographer Aszure Barton Creates Her First Commissioned Work for Houston Ballet Company Premiere of The Brahms-Haydn Variations is the Second Work by Twyla Tharp to Enter Houston Ballet’s Repertoire HOUSTON, TEXAS – From September 20-30, 2012, Houston Ballet presents Women@Art featuring a […]

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HOUSTON BALLET LAUNCHES 2012-13 SEASON WITH MADAME BUTTERFLY IN SEPTEMBER 2012

July 9, 2012

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HOUSTON BALLET LAUNCHES 2012-13 SEASON WITH MADAME BUTTERFLY IN SEPTEMBER 2012   Beloved Company Ballerina Amy Fote Returns to the Title Role, A Signature Work in Her Career Program opens with Clear, a Stellar Showcase for the Company’s Men   HOUSTON, TEXAS – From September 6-16, 2012, Houston Ballet opens its 2012-13 season with artistic director […]

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HOUSTON BALLET PRESENTS ROMEO AND JULIET IN JUNE 2012

March 21, 2012

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HOUSTON BALLET PRESENTS ROMEO AND JULIET IN JUNE 2012  Company Celebrates 25th Anniversary of Wortham Theater Center with a Revival of the Production that Inaugurated the Facility   HOUSTON, TEXAS – From June 7-17, 2012, Houston Ballet will revive its lavish production of Romeo and Juliet, choreographed by Ben Stevenson. In the ballet, two teenagers […]

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Cupcakes & Conversation with Lauren Ciobanu, Demi Soloist, Houston Ballet

February 21, 2011

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Cupcakes & Conversation with Lauren Ciobanu, Demi Soloist, Houston Ballet  What motivates you at 8am on a Monday morning ? My husband kicking me out of bed! No, but seriously the idea that I can keep progressing and evolving. Trying to master or more deeply understand whatever role I am working on at the time. […]

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