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DANCING JOHN NEUMEIER’S A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM

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 […]

A VOYAGE TO ROME FOR ROMEO AND JULIET

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 […]

BUILDING STRENGTH WITH AKIHIRO KAWASAKI

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 […]

HOUSTON BALLET ACADEMY 2014 SUMMER INTENSIVE PROGRAM SETS NEW RECORD

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 […]

Swan Lake in the Costume Shop: Memories of Kristian Fredrikson

Guest Writer:  Laura Lynch, Houston Ballet Wardrobe Manager   Sara Webb and Connor Walsh in Swan Lake; Photo by Amitava Sarkar It’s opening day of Swan Lake. This production brings with it so many bittersweet memories. Kristian Fredrikson, the internationally acclaimed production designer who created the scenery and costumes for this Swan Lake, died in […]

DANCING BALANCHINE AND KYLIAN: AN INTERVIEW WITH SOLOIST LAUREN STRONGIN

-by Stephanie Brown, Public Relations Intern Houston Ballet is exploring the diverse artistic genius of George Balanchine, William Forsythe, and Ji?í Kylián in its program Modern Masters, currently running now through June 1st. The imaginative and powerful choreography of these three masters can be described as immensely challenging, yet a pure joy and honor to perform. […]

Dancing the Black Swan

-by Jennifer Sommers, Houston Ballet Outreach Coordinator and Curriculum Specialist Mireille Hassenboehler and Andrew Murphy, artists of Houston Ballet; Swan Lake; Amitava Sarkar   Darren Aronofsky’s 2010 film Black Swan traces the psychological breakdown of a ballerina preparing to dance the leading role in Swan Lake in a fictional New York ballet company. When it […]

Houston Ballet Academy Students Take Voyage Of Discovery And Inspiration In Germany At The Fourth Dance Education Biennale 2014 Dresden

–by Shelly Power, Houston Ballet Academy Director From February 15 – 23, 2014, a group representing Houston Ballet Academy enjoyed a full week in Dresden, Germany, participating in workshops, classes, performances and a two-day symposium on the creative process. Being one of three international schools and the only school from America, we were privileged and honored […]

Acclaimed Actor Steps into New Role in “The Young Person’s Guide to the Orchestra”

Over the last month, Houston Ballet has been pleased to welcome the beloved Texas actor Jaston Williams as a guest artist, performing the role of the narrator in Stanton Welch’s new production of The Young Person’s Guide to the Orchestra, which continues in performance at Wortham Theater Center through Sunday, March 16 at 2:00 pm. […]

Holly Hynes Creates Tuxedos “Worthy of the Red Carpet” in The Young Person’s Guide to the Orchestra

From March 6 – 16, Houston Ballet will unveil the world premiere of Stanton Welch’s new version of The Young Person’s Guide to the Orchestra, set to the beloved score by Benjamin Britten and featuring costumes designed by Holly Hynes.  Costume sketch for The Young Person’s Guide to the Orchestra by Holly Hynes Ms. Hynes has […]

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 […]

Making Musical Magic in Aladdin

Artists of Birmingham Royal Ballet; Aladdin; Bill Cooper Composer Carl Davis, who is highly acclaimed in the fields of film and musicals, has written numerous ballet, TV and film scores. (His score for The French Lieutenant’s Woman in 1981  won the BAFTA Award for Best Film Music.)  Mr. Davis worked with English choreographer David Bintley to create the […]

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  prestigious international ballet competition Prix de Lausanne in Switzerland January 26 – February 1. Dancers: Michael Ryan and Tyler Dona They are in Switzerland […]

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