Join us for our free Dance Talks lecture series to learn more about the works on Houston Ballet's stage and the artists behind them.

Unless otherwise noted below, all Dance Talks are held at Houston Ballet Center for Dance, 601 Preston Street in downtown Houston, 77002.

For more information on Dance Talks, please contact Jennifer Sommers, Director of Education & Community Engagement jsommers@houstonballet.org.

Save the dates below for our 2018/19 season Dance Talks!

Character Dance and Its Role in Classical Ballet

Tuesday, May 7, 2019 at 7:15 PM

What is character dance and why and how is it used in classical ballet?  Come find out the answers to these questions with Ballet Master Steven Woodgate and Academy Instructors Cheryne Busch and Beth Everitt.  Houston Ballet Professional Program students will demonstrate the different styles used in Coppélia and The Merry Widow.

Creating a Character: Marie

Tuesday, June 4, 2019 at 7:15 PM

In his lush production of Marie, Stanton Welch AM wants to tell the whole story of Marie Antoinette. Join him as he discusses this leading lady with the dancers who become her on stage.