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Houston Meets Canada

By Kalyn Oden, PR Intern Watch out Canada, La Bayadère (The Temple Dancer) is coming for you! Houston Ballet is currently touring Calgary and Edmonton from April 30 – May 9, 2015 to perform the classic piece La Bayadère. La Bayadère is about the strength of true love: despite conflict, conniving villains, and even death, […]


By Kalyn Oden, PR Intern One, two, three! One, two, three! Those are not only counts but also the number of ballets to be presented during Houston Ballet’s spring mixed repertory program “Modern Masters” from March 12-22, 2015. The program features George Balanchine’s Ballo della Regina, Spanish choreographer Nacho Duato’s poignant Jardí Tancat, and Harald […]

Ballet and Romance

By Kalyn Oden, PR Intern “What’s in a name? That which we call a rose, by any other name would smell as sweet.” Valentines Day may have passed but that does not mean love has. The world premiere of Stanton Welch’s Romeo and Juliet opens at Wortham Theater February 26th, 2015. Houston Ballet will be […]

From Conception to Creation: The Costumes for “Romeo and Juliet”

By Kalyn Oden, PR Intern “In Fair Houston where we lay our costumes/scene” Oh Romeo, Romeo why are you dressed so dashingly? As the world premiere of Stanton Welch’s Romeo and Juliet nears, a great deal of creativity has been brewing behind the scenes for several months at Houston Ballet. The company will perform the […]

Elton John, Dance, & Canada: What do they have in common?

By Kalyn Oden, PR Intern “She’s got electric boots, a Mohair suit… Be-Be-Bennie and the Jets!” You might be wondering why I am singing Bennie and the Jets, that’s not ballet. If you enjoy Elton John and dancing, then this performance is for you. Alberta Ballet will be coming to Wortham Theater Center to perform […]

Dancer Diary: Houston Ballet Apprentice Deanna Pearson shares her amazing achievement in Instanbul, Turkey

Right before starting her first season with Houston Ballet as an apprentice, Deanna Pearson traveled to Instanbul, Turkey to compete in the Instanbul International Ballet Competition (IBC). The competition takes place every summer with dancers coming from all parts of the world to compete. Ms. Pearson performed at her best and earned a glorious Silver […]


From February 26 – March 8, Houston Ballet will unveil a stunning new production of Romeo and Juliet, choreographed by Houston Ballet Artistic Director Stanton Welch and featuring scenery and costumes by the acclaimed Italian designer Roberta Guidi di Bagno. The production has been generously underwritten by Ted and Melza Barr. In this blog entry, […]


From September 28 – October 3, 2014, Houston Ballet Academy Instructor Sally Rojas  will travel to Guatemala City, Guatemala for the third and final installment of an innovative, international collaboration with the Organizacion para las Artes focusing on training dancers aged 12- 18.   Instructor Sally Rojas coaching students Spanning from March 2012 until October […]

A Couple, On Stage and Off

By Kalyn Oden, PR Intern You may now take the stage as Husband and Wife! On July 5th, 2014, in Fredericksburg, Texas, Houston Ballet demi soloist Elise Judson and corps de ballet member Rhodes Elliott said “I do” and began a new chapter in their lives not only as dancers, but  as husband and wife. […]


By Kalyn Oden, PR Intern Fairies, lovers, donkeys and a love spell gone completely wrong…Houston Ballet begins its 2014-15 season with the company premiere of A Midsummer Night’s Dream, choreographed by John Neumeier  and inspired by William Shakespeare’s famous comedy, from September 4 – 14 at Wortham Theater Center. “A Midsummer Night’s Dream”; Artists of […]


By Laura Lynch, Houston Ballet Wardrobe Manager Oh my, what an incredible adventure to travel to our production designer Roberta Guidi Di Bagno’s home in Italy to shop fabrics for Stanton Welch’s new production of Romeo and Juliet, debuting in February 2015. Yes, I’m talking Rome, Italy. Roberta designed Romeo and Juliet with a wide […]


By Kalyn Oden, Houston Ballet PR Intern Let’s talk about Houston Ballet Academy’s 2014 Summer Intensive’s strength and conditioning program that the dancers participated in this season. This blog will not only give a perspective on the strength and conditioning training the dancers undertake but also about the coach himself. First, a little about the […]

And that’s a wrap!

By Emily Kammerlohr, Academy Intern Tuesday, July 29, 2014 The 2014 Summer Intensive Program was a huge success!  We had six shows in 48 hours, but our young dancers never missed a beat. Each cast gave it their all for every performance, making for six inspiring shows.  While I’m sure the students are enjoying the […]

Growth with the Eselgroths

by Emily Kammerlohr, Academy Intern Week Five is where the rubber meets the road for the Summer Intensive Program students! Dancers from all levels scramble to perfect their moves in preparation for Week Six’s rehearsals and shows. Yet even amid all the craziness, the Eselgroths were both still smiling and ready to chat about how […]

Checking in with Natalie Payne

 By Emily Kammerlohr, Academy Intern  Time is just flying by and preparations for the final summer showcase are well underway here at the Center for Dance. This week, we’ll be highlighting one student’s path to the performance. Although her days are already brimming with learning, including jazz, gyrotonics, social, and Pilates classes in addition to […]

It Takes Two

Tuesday, July 08, 2014  By Emily Kammerlohr, Academy Intern Lillian and Clark Eselgroth are a dynamic sibling duo hailing from North Carolina! I had lots of fun filming with these two – they really love each other and it shows! Lillian, level six, is poised and professional and Clark, level five, is an absolute hoot. […]

Summer Intensive

She’s baaaaack! By Emily Kammerlohr, Academy Intern Tuesday, July 1, 2014 Miss Natalie Payne, everyone’s favorite Aussie, has returned to once again provide an inside look into the life of a Summer Intensive Program dancer. “The training is so good here,” she says, forming a beaming smile. “I love working with all my teachers, as […]

Education and Outreach “Goes Global”

By Emily Kammerlohr, Academy Intern Friday, June 27, 2014 Houston Ballet partners with the Evelyn Rubenstein Jewish Community Center (ERJCC) to put on “Jump, Jive, Move and Groove!” now in its second year.  This year, the program is hosted by Ripley House, a local service site of Neighborhood Centers, one of the largest charitable organizations […]

The 2014 Summer Intensive Program is Here!

By Emily Kammerlohr, Academy Intern June 20, 2014 It’s that time of year again! On June 14th over 600 dancers from across the USA and around the world arrived in Houston for a jam-packed six week dance adventure.  The first week of the summer intensive program is drawing to a close, but the excitement here at Houston […]


The studios and corridors of the Houston Ballet Center for Dance are buzzing with hundreds of young bodies and an influx of electric energy as Houston Ballet Academy’s 2014 Summer Intensive Program kicks into high gear.  Houston Ballet Academy Summer Intensive: Photo by Cameron Durham From June 16 – July 25, the Academy Summer Intensive […]

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