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Houston Ballet's Ian CasadyIan Casady, Principal

Birthplace
Marin County, California

Dance Training
Houston Ballet's Ben Stevenson Academy
Dance Theater Seven

Joined the Company
1998

Promoted to Principal
2007

Favorite Role
Ghost in Christopher Bruce's Ghost Dances

One defining moment...
Competing at the 2002 International Ballet Competition in Jackson, Mississippi, which taught me how to perform under intense pressure and helped make me a stronger dancer, and more importantly, a stronger person.

Ian Casady was born in Marin County, California, and received his training there from David Roxandy and Jody White at Dance Theater Seven. He joined Houston Ballet in 1998 after studying at Houston Ballet's Ben Stevenson Academy and was promoted to soloist in 2002.

Mr. Casady's principal roles include the Prince in The Nutcracker and Marc Antony in Ben Stevenson’s Cleopatra. He has been featured in the full-length ballets Giselle, Swan Lake, The Snow Maiden and Peter Pan, as well as Stanton Welch’s Indigo and Bruiser; Dominic Walsh’s The Illusion of Separation and Dolcemente; Ben Stevenson’s Five Poems and Dusk; Nacho Duato’s Without Words; Trey McIntyre’s Second Before the Ground; and Natalie Weir’s Steppenwolf.

Mr. Casady was promoted to principal dancer in March 2007.


Houston Ballet's Ian Casady

 Resource Links Below


Videos:

Jiri Kylian's Petite Mort

John Cranko's The Taming of the Shrew

Christopher Bruce's Intimate Pages

 Nicolo Fonte's See(k)

 

 

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Photo: Drew Donovan