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. 

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


APRIL 6 AT 11:00 AM & 3:00 PM | APRIL 7 AT 11:00 AM* & 3:00 PM

A lavish production that premiered in 1990,  Ben Stevenson’s The Sleeping Beauty is recognized as one of the supreme achievements of classical ballet. His is an exquisite interpretation of the classic French fairytale by Charles Perrault: a beautiful princess is cursed by an evil fairy, and doomed to sleep for a hundred years – only to be awakened by the kiss of the handsome prince who loves her. Stunning costumes and spectacular sets by Desmond Heeley help make the production as magical as the story it tells. Performed by Houston Ballet II and Academy Professional Program dancers.

*Sensory-Friendly Performance

OCTOBER 8 & APRIL 7| 11:00 AM

This year's My First Ballet productions include 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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