Blog Profile / En Pointe with Houston Ballet

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Education & Community Engagement is Giving Kids a Chance To Dance

A Conversation With Michael Amoky – Houston Ballet Academy, Level 5 Michael Amoky came to Houston Ballet Academy through Education and Community Engagement’s Chance to Dance program. He received his scholarship in the spring of 2012 and enrolled in the Academy that fall. Now at age 13, he is the first student to enter the […]

Q&A With AFA Choreographer Courtney Collier

By Bria Jefferson, Marketing Intern How can you beat a program that teaches you, nurtures you, and gives you professional experience? Answer: you can’t. Aside from new techniques, new friends, and sense of independence that Houston Ballet’s Summer Intensive Program presents its students with, it also gives them professional experience as well. Show More Summary


From June 8-18, Houston Ballet brings Stanton Welch's La Bayadère back to the Wortham. With a rich score by Ludwig Minkus, lavish scenery and bright costumes by the late Peter Farmer, La Bayadère features mesmerizing classical performances highlighted by the famous Shades scene, staged for the entire corps de ballet.

THE TEMPEST Program Announcement

From May 25 - June 4, Houston Ballet presents the North American premiere of David Bintley's The Tempest. Adapted from Shakespeare's iconic tragicomedy, Bintley’s The Tempest is a spectacular ballet production that defines the powerShow More Summary

Woodlands & Miller Performance ANNOUNCEMENT

It's that time of the year again! Our annual outdoor performances are back, and this year we're thrilled to share Stanton Welch's Madame Butterfly for free at both the Cynthia Woodlands Mitchell Pavilion on May 5 at 8 pm and at the Miller Outdoor Theatre through May 12-14 at 8 pm. Show More Summary

Germany Tour Announcement

And they're off! Our touring dancers have landed in Germany and begin rehearsals for one exciting triple bill of contemporary ballets by our Artistic Director Stanton Welch AM--Velocity (2003), Tapestry (2012), and Manniyas (1996).


Join us as we share our last mixed repertory program of the season--Director’s Choice: Legends & Prodigy!

CINDERELLA Program Announcement

From March 2-12, the inspirational retelling of Cinderella by Artistic Director Stanton Welch AM returns to Houston Ballet. More tomboy than princess, Welch’s title character is a striking woman of substance, determination, and spun...

Prix de Lausanne 2017 Announcement

It's selection day, and we're sending our best wishes to all the candidates at the 45th Prix de Lausanne!

Discovering Stanton Welch’s THE NUTCRACKER (Part 3 of 3)

In part 3 of 3, we chat about the history of shoes in past productions of The Nutcracker and snap some behind-the-scenes photos from our Shoe Room with Shoe Coordinator, Molly Searcy.

Discovering Stanton Welch’s THE NUTCRACKER (Part 2 of 3)

In part 2 of 3, we share performance insight from two of our magnificent company dancers, Soloists Christopher Gray and Chun Wai Chan.

Discovering Stanton Welch’s THE NUTCRACKER (Part 1 of 3)

In part 1 of 3, we discuss the enduring generosity from our supporters, our partnership with Houston Methodist, and Nutcracker favorites with Campaign Chairman and Vice President of Development, Shawn Stephens.

Stanton Welch’s THE NUTCRACKER Program Announcement

The wait is almost over! The world premiere of Stanton Welch's new production of The Nutcracker is next week, November 25 at 7:30pm. Performances at the Wortham run until December 26.

Celebrate Forsythe Announcement

From October 21 - 23, the company will be in Los Angeles, CA to take part in Celebrate Forsythe … More Celebrate Forsythe Announcement

Madame Butterfly with Son of Chamber Symphony Program Announcement

We're pleased to present our second program of the 2016/17 Season, Madame Butterfly, which runs from September 22- October 2. … More Madame Butterfly with Son of Chamber Symphony Program Announcement

Director’s Choice: American Ingenuity 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 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. Show More Summary

Discussing Ekman’s CACTI with Stager Spenser Theberge

For this blog post we'll be talking one-on-one with Cacti's stager and freelance dancer-choreographer Spenser Theberge. Get ready to laugh and smile with us as we discuss the triumphs of staging this captivating ballet!

A Visual Glossary for WINGS OF WAX & DYAD 1929

This is an especially exciting program featuring three ballets which are Houston Ballet premieres, as well as one esteemed choreographer making his Houston Ballet debut. Today, we will discuss Jirí Kylián’s Wings of Wax and Wayne McGregor’s Dyad 1929. This visual glossary for Wings of Wax and Dyad 1929 will help to familiarize you with these works.

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