Houston Ballet Academy is proud to offer workshops for both students and teachers. Students will develop their technique and artistry with Houston Ballet Academy’s world-renowned staff and guest artists. Teachers will examine pedagogical methods, techniques and teaching styles, observe classes and engage in discussion. Workshop topics include technique, coaching, character and more. No prior enrollment in Houston Ballet Academy or its programs is required to attend.

 

Houston Ballet is an approved CEU provider by the Texas Education Agency.

Health & Wellness Workshop Series

Led by Houston Ballet Strength and Conditioning Coach Aki Kawasaki, this series offers in-depth Health & Wellness workshops for dancers, teachers and students ages 14 and up. The 2024-2025 season workshops will help improve your turnout, find better balance, and introduce cross-training exercises such as Pilates and GYROTONIC®.

THE INNER LIFE OF BALLET™ “Creating Space for Turnout”

August 20 | 4:30 - 6:30 PM

An open class for adult dancers, movement professionals, and physical therapists ages 18 and up.  Taught by Alicia Head.

Topics will include: Dynamic Alignment for turnout, the relationship of the core to turnout, and a new paradigm for turnout. Participants will learn a floor barre series with supportive props as well application to basic barre exercises.

Coaching the Classics: The Sleeping Beauty

March 23, 2025 | 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Join us for an opportunity to learn choreography from Ben Stevenson’s The Sleeping Beauty. Dancers will take a technique class, and then dive into coaching from Houston Ballet Artistic Staff, that will help them grow as dancers and actors!

This Co-Ed workshop is for dancers ages 14+. Female identifying dancers must have 3 or more years of experience dancing en pointe.

The fee of $130 includes 1 ticket to the matinee performance of The Sleeping Beauty immediately after the workshop on Sunday, March 23, 2025.

Coaching the Classics: Raymonda

June 8, 2025 | 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Join us for an opportunity to learn choreography from the ballet Raymonda. Dancers will take a technique class, and then dive into coaching from Houston Ballet Artistic Staff, that will help them grow as dancers and actors!

This Co-Ed workshop is for dancers ages 14+. Female identifying dancers must have 3 or more years of experience dancing en pointe.

The fee of $130 includes 1 ticket to the matinee performance of Raymonda immediately after the workshop on Sunday, June 8, 2025.

Children's Workshops

Week-long summer workshops for children ages 4-8 based on popular story ballets in Houston Ballet's repertoire.