Ballet Blues

Houston Ballet Cancels The Nutcracker

The beloved dance company announces 2020-2021 season changes, staff cuts.

07/20/2020 By Emma Schkloven

Of Roses and Spindles

Ben Stevenson’s Landmark Sleeping Beauty Returns to the Stage

Houston Ballet's romantic fairy tale set to Tchaikovsky's thrilling score is sure to enchant.

02/26/2020 By Olivia Flores Alvarez

On the Town

What to Do and See This Month, from Goya to Celine Dion

Plus Whiskey Myers and Ann Curry.

01/30/2020 Edited by Chris Gray

'Tis the Season

Houston Ballet’s ​The Nutcracker ​Returns to the Stage

Andrew Vecseri performs as The Prince for the first time.

11/26/2019 By Olivia Flores Alvarez

Review

Giselle Tells a Story of Love Personified

Houston Ballet Principals Yuriko Kajiya and Connor Walsh enchant at the helm of the season opener.

09/09/2019 By Olivia Flores Alvarez

Dance

At the Houston Ballet, Giving Dancers the Floor, and Much More

Plus, the performances we're psyched to see this season.

08/26/2019 By Morgan Kinney

Fall Arts

Curtain Call: The 2019 Fall Arts Guide

Everything you need to know about the season’s must-score tickets. Plus, the ovation-deserving professionals who make it all possible.

08/26/2019 By Morgan Kinney and Chris Gray

Don't End, Summer

5 Things You Must Do This Weekend, August 16–18

Book readings, dad rock outings, and more.

08/15/2019 By Morgan Kinney

Review

Stanton Welch's Marie Earns the Audience's Sympathy

Houston Ballet finds unexpected triumph in Marie Antoinette's less-than-blameless life story.

06/17/2019 By Olivia Flores Alvarez

Review

The Merry Widow Is The Rom-Com Ballet You Didn't Know You Needed

The Houston Ballet balances humor and technical prowess for an irresistible production.

06/03/2019 By Olivia Flores Alvarez

Love Street Is Back

5 Things You Must Do This Weekend, May 17–19

Did YOU manage to get tickets to Ariana Grande?

05/16/2019 By Morgan Kinney

Remount

Coppélia Comes Back to the Wortham

Houston Ballet brings back the Nutcracker-adjacent story for the first time in a long time.

05/13/2019 By Holly Beretto

Review

Three Premieres, Three Successes at Houston Ballet

A trio of new works—including one from superstar choreographer Justin Peck—emphasizes the company's many strengths.

03/22/2019 By Olivia Flores Alvarez

Review

Houston Ballet Does Jerome Robbins Right

A trio of outstanding one-acts properly celebrates the centennial of the acclaimed choreographer's birthday.

03/08/2019 By Olivia Flores Alvarez

Review

Stanton Welch Goes Greek with Sylvia

The Houston Ballet world premiere expands on an overlooked classic to create a beautiful collage of music, costume, and choreography.

02/22/2019 By Olivia Flores Alvarez

Wings

Review: Swan Lake Soars into Jones Hall

Houston Ballet's season closer channels the Tchaikovsky classic to dazzle and delight.

06/25/2018 By Doni Wilson

Resilience

Houston Ballet Puts a Cap on Its Hurricane Exile with Play

As it closes out its year away from the Wortham, the downtown company performs a mixed repertory program devoted to resilience.

06/06/2018 By Holly Beretto

I See You

Sean Aaron Carmon Explains Why Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater Is So Important

"When you don’t see anyone that resembles you doing the things that you’re training to do, it is disheartening and disappointing."

03/12/2018 By David Clarke

Tulle Makes Everything Prettier

Get an Up-Close Look at the Ballet's Most Treasured Tutus

The "From Stitch to Stage" exhibit gives Houston Ballet-goers a chance to revel at seven of the most fabulous costumes.

02/26/2018 By Abby Ledoux

Double the Sugar

What's the Big Deal About The Nutcracker?

One writer makes his first adult journey to the holiday staple. Spoiler alert: Nobody vomited.

12/15/2017 By Morgan Kinney