Houston Ballet is committed to the health, safety and welfare of its community. In response to the developing situation with the coronavirus (COVID-19), Houston Ballet is temporarily restricting visitor access to its building.

Join us virtually for our free Dance Talks lecture series to learn more about the works on Houston Ballet's stage and the artists behind them. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

For more information about Dance Talks, please contact Jennifer Sommers, Director of Education, at jsommers@houstonballet.org.



February 15, 2022 at 7:15 PM

Learn more about the dancing, music and personality of Emeralds, Rubies and Diamonds in Balanchine’s masterpiece, Jewels. Company dancers will share their experience in this work and why having Balanchine ballets in the company repertory is important for dancers.


March 1, 2022 at 7:15 PM

Stanton Welch’s ballet Sylvia features three leading ladies, Artemis, Sylvia and Psyche.  Come hear from the dancers portraying them about each character’s personality, narrative arc and choreography.

Pretty Things

May 10, 2022 at 7:15 PM

This program features three ballets created on Houston Ballet dancers.  Come hear from original cast members about the choreographers, their styles and why it’s been worth waiting two years to get these ballets back on stage!


May 24, 2022 at 7:15 PM

Melody Mennite has danced with Houston Ballet for over 20 years and created several pieces of choreography along the way.  This program features her first world premiere commissioned by the company.  Join us to discuss this new ballet and the process of bringing it to life.

Madame Butterfly

Jun 7, 2022 at 7:15 PM

Join us to learn what distinguishes Stanton Welch’s Madame Butterfly from the opera of the same name. We will hear directly from the choreographer and dancers about the story and its perspective, the lead characters, the music and dancing and more!