Bring your child to experience their first, magical taste of classical ballet with Houston Ballet Academy's My First Ballet! These shortened performances, danced by the students of Houston Ballet Academy's Professional Program, are perfect for children ages 2-8 and last approximately one hour.

Tickets are on sale now for $15! 

To purchase tickets, contact our Houston Ballet Box Office at 713.227. 2787 (ARTS) or


April 15 at 11:00 AM & 3:00 PM | April 16 at 11:00 AM* & 3:00 PM

A delightful, comic tale of Franz and Swanilda and their encounters with the dollmaker Dr. Coppélius and his creation, the beautiful Coppélia. This lighthearted ballet has colorful and charming costume and scenic designs by the legendary Desmond Heeley and a magical score by Léo Delibes. Performed by Houston Ballet II and Academy Professional Program dancers.

*Sensory-Friendly Performance

April 16 | 11:00 AM

This year's My First Ballet production of Coppelia includes a special Sensory-Friendly performance. Modifications are made to this performance for audiences with neurological differences.

Location & Parking

All performances take place in the Margaret Alkek Williams Dance Lab at the Houston Ballet Center for Dance located at 601 Preston Street, Downtown Houston 77002.
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