Out with the old, in with the new… a wave of new Nutcracker ballets hit holiday stages this season.
Ballet enthusiasts love a good tragedy. Here we describe five of our favorite heartbreaking love stories and why we love them.
25 years before Misty Copeland became ABT’s first African-American principal ballet dancer, Lauren Anderson was the first “brown girl” to be made principal at Houston Ballet. In a special Houston event, the pair came together to answer questions about their lives as dancers and the challenges of being black ballerinas in a still, traditionally white art form.
Dancers Harper Watters and Natalie Varnum, and HB’s Marketing Manager Elizabeth Cleveland reveal the power of Instagram and show their savvy use of this growing platform.
The love affair a ballerina has with her pointe shoes is torrid but beautiful. Find out which pointe shoe is a match made in heaven for four Houston Ballet dancers, and how each breaks in her shoes.
Ever wondered what goes on behind-the-scenes of The Nutcracker in one of America’s largest ballet companies? From 7000 lbs of hand-torn snow to tangled flying cooks, take a peek, as we talk with Production Director, Tom Boyd and Wardrobe Manager, Laura Lynch.