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Houston Ballet Principal Ian Casady Retires After 22 Years And Becomes Ballet Master

Houston Ballet announces Principal Dancer Ian Casady's retirement and his new position as Ballet Master for its professional company. Casady concludes a rich 22-year career as a performer and assumes his new role in Houston Ballet's reimagined 2020-2021 season, generously supported by Houston Methodist Hospital.
Review Roundup: Critics Weigh In On TUTS' OKLAHOMA!

TUTS' OKLAHOMA is now on stage through September 23rd! Priscilla Lopez stars as 'Aunt Eller' in the production and is joined by Sam Simahk as 'Curly,' Olivia Hernandez as 'Laurey,' Madeline Hamlet as 'Ado Annie,' Logan Keslar as 'Ike Skidmore', Hassan Nazari-Robati as 'Ali Hakim,' Christopher Campbell as 'Will Parker,' Eric Ulloa as 'Jud Fry,' David Sitler as 'Andrew Carnes,' and Dewey Caddell as 'Cord Elam.'
Houston Ballet 2018/19 Season To Include New Works By Tony Winner Justin Peck and More!

Houston Ballet is back in full force to rehearse for the upcoming season and celebrate its triumphant return home to the Wortham Theater Center.
Priscilla Lopez Joins Cast of OKLAHOMA! at Theatre Under The Stars

Tony Award winner Priscilla Lopez will lead the cast in the role of 'Aunt Eller' in Theatre Under The Stars' (TUTS) production of Rodgers and Hammerstein's Oklahoma!, the first show in the musical theatre company's 50th Anniversary Season.
BWW Interview: Houston Ballet Promotes Jessica Collado to Principal: A True CINDERELLA Story

On March 10, 2017, just moments after Collado starred in the Houston Ballet's presentation of CINDERELLA at the Wortham Theater Center, Houston Ballet Artistic Director Stanton Welch AM promoted her to principal dancer.
Photo Flash: Houston Ballet Presents DIRECTOR'S CHOICE: LEGENDS AND PRODIGY

From March 16 - 26, Houston Ballet offers up a mixed repertory program Director's Choice: Legends and Prodigy, featuring three company, dancer and audience favorites.
BWW Review: HOUSTON BALLET Resets CINDERELLA at Wortham Theater Center

In this retelling of the beloved fairy tale, pretty much everything is thrown out the window for a darker, edgier story of an independent woman fighting against her circumstances for a chance at a better life.
Photo Flash: Houston Ballet Performs the Beloved Retelling of CINDERELLA

From March 2-12, Houston Ballet presents Stanton Welch's staging of Cinderella, which was originally created for The Australian Ballet in 1997. A fresh new take on the familiar tale, Cinderella features lavish scenery and spectacular costumes by the late New Zealand designer, Kristian Fredrickson.
BWW Interview: Houston Ballet's Ian Casady Shares His Favorite Things!

BWW Interview: Principal Dancer Ian Casady Shares His Favorite Things
BWW Review: Houston Ballet World Premiere of Stanton Welch's THE NUTCRACKER Is a World-Class Spectacle

As re-imagined by Artistic Director Stanton Welch, the holiday classic pulses with new life and over-the-top theatrics reminiscent of 19th century production at its peak, but brought into the 21st by cutting-edge technology.
BWW Review: Houston Ballet Showcases Sumptuous MADAME BUTTERFLY and Spare SON OF CHAMBER SYMPHONY

The current offering from the Houston Ballet, MADAME BUTTERFLY with SON OF CHAMBER SYMPHONY, is a study of contrasts - economy and luxury.
BWW Interview: Principal Dancer Ian Casady Talks Houston Ballet's Spring Mixed Repertory Program

Houston Ballet's 2016 Spring Mixed Repertory Program reprises Balanchine's SERENADE and Sir Kenneth Macmillan's GLORIA and presents the Houston Ballet premiere of Alexander Ekman's self-aware comedic contemporary work CACTI. We talk to company principal dancer Ian Casady ('Gloria' and 'Cacti') about the joys and challenges of appearing in the program.
BWW Review: Houston Ballet Presents An Unforgettable SLEEPING BEAUTY

BWW Review: Houston Ballet Gives A Luxurious Experience With THE SLEEPING BEAUTY
Houston Ballet to Tour Australia; Premiere Australian Debut of ROMEO AND JULIET, 6/30

HOUSTON, TEXAS – Houston Ballet will make a historic trip to Australia for performances at the Arts Centre Melbourne State Theatre June 30 – July 9, 2016. Houston Ballet's first tour to Australia consists of 12 performances of Artistic Director Stanton Welch's critically acclaimed Romeo and Juliet.  For ticket information visit www.australianballet.com.au. 
BWW Reviews: Sparks Fly in Houston Ballet's THE TAMING OF THE SHREW

William Shakespeare's THE TAMING OF THE SHREW is a comedic, character-driven piece about the courtship of volatile Katherina and obnoxious Petruchio. Character pieces require great characters, naturally, and great performers. In his ballet adaptation, John Cranko delivers. In the Houston Ballet production, so do the dancers.
Houston Ballet's 2014 Holiday Season to Debut with THE NUTCRACKER

HOUSTON, TEXAS - From November 28 - December 28, 2014, Houston Ballet celebrates the holidays with Ben Stevenson's breathtaking production of The Nutcracker, seen by over 1,000,000 people since its premiere 27 years ago. The beloved ballet tells the story of a little girl named Clara who is given a magical nutcracker doll on Christmas Eve. She encounters the frightful King Rat before embarking on a wondrous journey through the Land of Snow and the Kingdom of Sweets. Young and old alike will experience the many special effects, including the Christmas tree which "grows" to 40 feet, 200 pounds of "snow" falling during the snow scene, and the firing of cannon onstage. Houston Ballet will give 35 performances of The Nutcracker, to a live orchestra, in the Brown Theater at Wortham Theater Center in downtown Houston. Tickets may be purchased by calling 713-227-2787 or logging on to www.houstonballet.org.
Houston Ballet Presents SWAN LAKE, Now thru 6/15

From today, June 15-15, 2014, Houston Ballet will cap its 2013-14 season with Stanton Welch's vibrantly theatrical staging of Swan Lake, which he created for Houston Ballet in 2006.
Houston Ballet Presents SWAN LAKE, 6/5-15

From June 15-15, 2014, Houston Ballet will cap its 2013-14 season with Stanton Welch's vibrantly theatrical staging of Swan Lake, which he created for Houston Ballet in 2006. Set to the hauntingly beautiful Tchaikovsky score, Swan Lake tells the classic tale of Odette - a beautiful maiden transformed into a swan by an evil knight - and the prince who swears his enduring love for her. It's good and evil in black and white, danced on rich and spectacular sets by the late, great New Zealand designer Kristian Fredrikson. Houston Ballet will give nine performances of Swan Lake at Wortham Theater Center in downtown Houston.
The Houston Ballet's Academy Presents the 2014 SPRING SHOWCASE This Weekend

Tonight, April 25 at 7:00 p.m. and Saturday, April 26 at 1:30 p.m., Houston Ballet II and the entire school will present its 2014 Spring Showcase in the Cullen Theater at Wortham Theater Center in downtown Houston.
The Houston Ballet's Academy Presents the 2014 SPRING SHOWCASE, 4/25-26

On Friday, April 25 at 7:00 p.m. and Saturday, April 26 at 1:30 p.m., Houston Ballet II and the entire school will present its 2014 Spring Showcase in the Cullen Theater at Wortham Theater Center in downtown Houston. Tickets start at $28 and may be purchased by calling 713 227 ARTS (713 227 2787) or online at www.houstonballet.org. All proceeds raised by the performances will benefit Houston Ballet Academy.

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