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Houston Ballet Artistic Director Stanton Welch is Awarded the Order of AustraliaHouston Ballet Artistic Director Stanton Welch is Awarded the Order of Australia
by BWW News Desk - Jun 10, 2015

Houston Ballet Artistic Director Stanton Welch was awarded the Order of Australia for his contributions to the world of dance. The award recognizes his significant service to the performing arts as a ballet dancer, mentor, choreographer and artistic director. The prestigious Order of Australia Award, established in 1975, is bestowed on Australian citizens for meritorious service in a particular area or field of activity. (more...)

Houston Ballet Artistic Director Stanton Welch Receives Order of AustraliaHouston Ballet Artistic Director Stanton Welch Receives Order of Australia
by BWW News Desk - Jun 8, 2015

?Houston Ballet Artistic Director Stanton Welch was awarded the Order of Australia for his contributions to the world of dance. (more...)


by BWW News Desk - May 29, 2015

(May 28, 2015) Joffrey Ballet Artistic Director Ashley Wheater will be awarded the prestigious University of Chicago Jesse L. Rosenberger Medal at UChicago's 523rd Convocation, Saturday, June 13. (more...)

BWW Review: Kansas City Ballet Performs DANCES DARING (THEN AND NOW)BWW Review: Kansas City Ballet Performs DANCES DARING (THEN AND NOW)
by Steve Wilson - May 10, 2015

With enchanting beauty and grace, the Kansas City Ballet brings Dances Daring (Then and Now) to the stage of the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts. From the moment of the first curtain rising, to the fall of the final curtain the beautifully crafted and performed movements of the four-part ballet mystifies the audience. (more...)

BWW Reviews: BalletMet Honors Artistic Work of AMERICAN MASTERSBWW Reviews: BalletMet Honors Artistic Work of AMERICAN MASTERS
by Amanda Etchison - May 4, 2015

The Fourth of July might still be several months away, but the Ohio Theatre's halls were bursting with patriotic pride last weekend for the works of several American artists celebrated in BalletMet's performance of "American Masters." (more...)

Houston Ballet to Perform LA BAYADERE in Canada, April 30-May 9Houston Ballet to Perform LA BAYADERE in Canada, April 30-May 9
by BWW News Desk - May 2, 2015

April 30-May 9, 2015, Houston Ballet returns to Canada to perform Artistic Director Stanton Welch's acclaimed staging of La Bayadere ("The Temple Dancer"). (more...)

Frances Chung & Tiit Helimets Set for Allen Civic Ballet/Allen Philharmonic's SWAN LAKE ACT III, 5/1Frances Chung & Tiit Helimets Set for Allen Civic Ballet/Allen Philharmonic's SWAN LAKE ACT III, 5/1
by BWW News Desk - Apr 20, 2015

FRANCES CHUNG and TIIT HELIMETS, principal dancers of the San Francisco Ballet, will appear as guest artists in the Allen Civic Ballet/Allen Philharmonic's joint production of Swan Lake Act III on May 16, 2015 at the Performing Arts Center at Allen High School in Allen, Texas. Ms. Chung and Mr. Helimets will be dancing the Black Swan Pas de Deux as part of this production. Ms. Chung and Mr. Helimets will also teach master classes prior to this performance. (more...)

The Kansas City Ballet Concludes Its 2014-2015 Season with DANCES DARING (THEN AND NOW), 5/8-17The Kansas City Ballet Concludes Its 2014-2015 Season with DANCES DARING (THEN AND NOW), 5/8-17
by BWW News Desk - Apr 7, 2015

The 57th season of Kansas City Ballet closes with “Dances Daring (Then and Now),” with four electrifying works in one performance: Edwaard Liang's Wunderland,featuring the music of Philip Glass, is a haunting, visually striking contemporary ballet; performed in celebration of the centennial of his birth, the pas de deux from Todd Bolender's most revered ballet, The Still Point, features the music of Claude Debussy; Concertino follows, set to the music of Arcangelo Corelli, by choreographer Amy Seiwert who is gaining national renown for her surprising, remarkable work; and finishing the program George Balanchine's iconic The Four Temperaments, set to the music of Paul Hindemith, is pure energy. (more...)

BWW Reviews: BalletMet's CINDERELLA Dances Into the World of FairytalesBWW Reviews: BalletMet's CINDERELLA Dances Into the World of Fairytales
by Amanda Etchison - Mar 24, 2015

From the moment the house lights dim and the curtain rises, audiences of BalletMet's "Cinderella" are transported to an imaginative world of fairytales-a place where princes and princesses reside, fairy godmothers have magical powers, and woodland creatures and nymphs dance and play. (more...)

Sasha De Sola & Tiit Helimets to Join Allen Civic Ballet & Allen Philharmonic in MaySasha De Sola & Tiit Helimets to Join Allen Civic Ballet & Allen Philharmonic in May
by BWW News Desk - Feb 6, 2015

SASHA DE SOLA, soloist of the San Francisco Ballet, and TIIT HELIMETS, principal dancer of the San Francisco Ballet, will appear in a joint production with the Allen Civic Ballet and the Allen Philharmonic, dancing the Black Swan Pas de Deux in Act III of Swan Lake on May 16, 2015 at the Performing Arts Center at Allen High School in Allen, Texas. As part of their residency, both Ms. De Sola and Mr. Helimets will also be teaching master classes. (more...)

Houston Ballet Presents MODERN MASTERS 3/12-22Houston Ballet Presents MODERN MASTERS 3/12-22
by BWW News Desk - Jan 31, 2015

From March 12 - 22, 2015 Houston Ballet offers up Modern Masters, a spring mixed repertory program showcasing works by three of the twentieth century's greatest choreographers. (more...)

Hubbard Street Dance Chicago Announces Schedule for Spring 2015 Studio SeriesHubbard Street Dance Chicago Announces Schedule for Spring 2015 Studio Series
by BWW News Desk - Dec 24, 2014

CHICAGO - Hubbard Street Dance Chicago, under the artistic direction of Glenn Edgerton and in partnership with the Harris Theater for Music and Dance in Millennium Park, is pleased to continue its new series of master classes and workshops for advanced, pre-professional and professional dancers in Chicago. (more...)

Wendy Whelan and Gustavo Ramirez Sansano to Lead Hubbard Street's Spring 2015 Studio SeriesWendy Whelan and Gustavo Ramirez Sansano to Lead Hubbard Street's Spring 2015 Studio Series
by BWW News Desk - Dec 23, 2014

Hubbard Street Dance Chicago, under the artistic direction of Glenn Edgerton and in partnership with the ?Harris Theater for Music and Dance in Millennium Park, is pleased to continue its new series of master classes and workshops for advanced, pre-professional and professional dancers in Chicago. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Smuin Ballet's THE CHRISTMAS BALLET, UNCORKED!Photo Flash: First Look at Smuin Ballet's THE CHRISTMAS BALLET, UNCORKED!
by BWW News Desk - Dec 19, 2014

The Bay Area's hottest holiday ticket gets a 21st season kick when Smuin Ballet's The Christmas Ballet, Uncorked! makes its sassy return, a perfect gift for audience members of all ages. An ever-changing carousel of mischief and elegance, this enormously popular holiday celebration offers something for everyone, from ballet, tap, and swing to a wealth of other dances drawn from holiday traditions from around the world. This year The Christmas Ballet, Uncorked! includes new choreography from Smuin's acclaimed Choreographer-in-Residence Amy Seiwert, as well as debut pieces from dancers Ben Needham-Wood, Nicole Haskins, and Weston Krukow. Scroll down for a first look at the performers in action! (more...)

Shreveport Metropolitan Ballet Presents THE NUTCRACKER This WeekendShreveport Metropolitan Ballet Presents THE NUTCRACKER This Weekend
by BWW News Desk - Dec 6, 2014

KARINA GONZALEZ and SIMON BALL, principal dancers of the Houston Ballet, will appear as guest artists in the Shreveport Metropolitan Ballet's production of The Nutcracker this weekend, December 6 and 7, 2014 at the Riverview Theatre in Shreveport, Louisiana. (more...)

Smuin's CHRISTMAS BALLET, UNCORKED! Returns This Holiday SeasonSmuin's CHRISTMAS BALLET, UNCORKED! Returns This Holiday Season
by BWW News Desk - Nov 21, 2014

The Bay Area's hottest holiday ticket gets a 21st season kick when Smuin Ballet's The Christmas Ballet, Uncorked! makes its sassy return, a perfect gift for audience members of all ages. (more...)

GISELLE and LA BAYADERE Set for Houston Ballet's 2014-15 Tour, Kicking Off This WeekendGISELLE and LA BAYADERE Set for Houston Ballet's 2014-15 Tour, Kicking Off This Weekend
by BWW News Desk - Nov 1, 2014

Houston Ballet Artistic Director Stanton Welch announced touring plans for both Houston Ballet and Houston Ballet II, the second company featuring exciting young dancers from around the globe launching their careers, for the 2014-2015 season today. (more...)

BWW Interviews: BalletMet's INNOVATIONS Pushes the Boundaries of DanceBWW Interviews: BalletMet's INNOVATIONS Pushes the Boundaries of Dance
by Amanda Etchison - Oct 24, 2014

Featuring three barrier-breaking, never-before-seen contemporary dance pieces, BalletMet's "Innovations" encourages choreographers, dancers and audience members alike to think outside the box--the black box theater, that is. (more...)

Smuin's CHRISTMAS BALLET, UNCORKED! Returns This Holiday SeasonSmuin's CHRISTMAS BALLET, UNCORKED! Returns This Holiday Season
by BWW News Desk - Oct 22, 2014

The Bay Area's hottest holiday ticket gets a 21st season kick when Smuin Ballet's The Christmas Ballet, Uncorked! makes its sassy return, a perfect gift for audience members of all ages. (more...)

Shreveport Metropolitan Ballet to Present THE NUTCRACKER, 12/6-7Shreveport Metropolitan Ballet to Present THE NUTCRACKER, 12/6-7
by BWW News Desk - Oct 20, 2014

KARINA GONZALEZ and SIMON BALL, principal dancers of the Houston Ballet, will appear as guest artists in the Shreveport Metropolitan Ballet's production of The Nutcracker on December 6 and 7, 2014 at the Riverview Theatre in Shreveport, Louisiana. (more...)

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