Culture Compass

Meet the Houston Ballet's Only Bayou City-Born Principal Dancer

Jared Matthews tapped into dance at an early age—8, as a matter of fact.

08/22/2016 By Jeanne Lyons Davis

Dancing Down Under

Houston Ballet Takes Center Stage in Melbourne

Stanton Welch’s critically acclaimed Romeo and Juliet dazzles Australian audiences.

07/01/2016 By Jeanne Lyons Davis

Ballet

Houston Ballet Hosts Dance for Parkinson's

This weekly dance class for seniors with Parkinson's disease has all the right moves.

06/14/2016 By Laura Gillespie

Review

Giselle Takes Center Stage at Wortham Theater

Houston Ballet's newest production is a tour de force.

06/10/2016 By Doni Wilson

Ballet

Houston Ballet Gets A Makeover, Starting With New Director of Production

Andrew Nielsen leaves San Francisco to join Houston's ballet community.

05/19/2016 By Laura Gillespie

Arts & Rec

Get Out: The Houston Ballet at Miller Outdoor Theater

A free ballet performance is just one reason to visit Hermann Park.

05/05/2016 By Katharine Shilcutt

Picks

Top Things to Do This Weekend: May 6-8

Julien Temple's films at the MFAH, the Asia Society's annual festival, Beyonce at NRG, the Houston Ballet at the Miller Outdoor Theatre (for free!), and the Star Wars Festival you've been waiting for.

05/05/2016 By Marianella Orlando

Picks

Top Things to Do This Weekend: April 22-24

Fort Bend Theatre plays The Jungle Book Kids, hip-hop group Salt-N-Pepa at Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion, Houston Ballet Academy presents spring showcase, San Jacinto Day Festival and Francofonia at MFAH.

04/20/2016 By Marianella Orlando

Picks

Top Things to Do This Weekend: Feb. 26–28

Houston Symphony plays Benny Goodman's hits, artist MPA takes us on a trip to Mars, the Rodeo kicks off with the Bar-B-Que Championship, The Sleeping Beauty twirls into the Houston Ballet, and pianist Christopher McKiggan plays a dual piano set.

02/24/2016 By Nick Esquer

Ballet

Getting Top Honors with Grace and Poise

Teen ballet sensation Madison Young brings home top honors from prestigious Prix de Lausanne competition.

02/19/2016 By Nick Esquer

Picks

Top Things to Do This Weekend: Dec. 4-6

From Home Alone at the Houston Symphony to a homecoming for Santaland Diaries at the Alley Theatre.

12/02/2015 By Nick Esquer

Picks

Top Things to Do This Weekend: Nov. 27-29

The Nutcracker opens at Houston Ballet, Prokofiev’s Romeo and Juliet at Houston Symphony, Bower Yusse and Thomas J. Cryan at Blue Willow Bookshop, Reverend Horton Heat at Scout Bar and SonKiss'd Dance performs at Texas Rock Gym

11/25/2015 By Nick Esquer

Ballet

End of an Era

A holiday tradition for the past 10 years, we take a closer look at the talented young dancer who captivated audiences in her decade-long run as Clara in The Nutcracker.

11/17/2015 By Megha Tejpal

Best Places to Work

Office Space: James Nelson

This creative’s space is home to custom masks and kinetic art.

11/03/2015 By Steven Devadanam

Ballet

A Reckless Path

Houston Ballet Principal Yuriko Kajiya takes on love, lust and betrayal in Manon.

09/08/2015 By Adam Castañeda

Upcoming Events

Fall Arts Preview 2015: Dance/Opera

Tons of Tchaikovsky, dueling Manons and Carmen gets stripped down

09/01/2015 By Nick Esquer

History

100 Years That Changed a City

A photographic inquiry into the nature of us

07/09/2015

Performance Review

The Taming of the Shrew: Summer Love on Revue

A lighthearted rendition of Shakespeare's battle of the sexes from Houston Ballet

06/16/2015 By Nick Esquer

Picks

Top Things to Do This Weekend: June 12-14

A superhero workshop, a Shakespearean ballet, Rhett Miller in concert, a geek bash at HMNS and Sixteen Candles

06/10/2015 Edited by Nick Esquer

Picks

Top Things to Do This Weekend: June 5-7

A water show, original ballet, FPSF, a curry contest, and Mack and Mabel

06/03/2015 By Maggie Berardo