Join us for all three mixed repertory programs in the 2023-2024 season with our Modern Masters mini package. These triple bills combine long-awaited audience favorites with new works from world-renowned choreographers Annabelle Lopez Ochoa and Dwight Rhoden, and Houston Ballet premieres from Stanton Welch and George Balanchine.

Tutu - Thursday, Sept. 21 at 7:30 PM
Bespoke - Thursday, March 7, 2024 at 7:30 PM
Four Seasons - Thursday, June 6, 2024 at 7:30 PM

Tutu sets the stage with a playful look at classical ballet. Welch’s Tu Tu is full of agility and speed, with tongue-in-cheek choreography that showcases superb classical technique. Next, the Company adds a new Balanchine work to its repertoire with the Houston Ballet premiere of the iconic Stars and Stripes. The program is capped with a world premiere by internationally renowned choreographer Annabelle Lopez Ochoa, inspired by the life of the famous 20th century Uruguayan poet Delmira Agustini, one of the first female poets of the modernist era.

Bespoke features three ballets never-before-seen on the Wortham Theater stage. The Company adds another Jiří Kylián’s work to its repertoire with the Houston premiere of Overgrown Path. Also making its Houston Ballet debut, Stanton Welch’s Bespoke explores dancers’ love for their artform and the fleeting cycle of being a performer. Joining the two Houston premieres is Australian choreographer Tim Harbour’s rhythmic, fast-paced Filigree and Shadow, taking the stage at the Wortham Theater for the first time.

Four Seasons 
Four Seasons features four choreographers, each with their own distinct style. Disha Zhang’s Elapse explores the idea of aging and the passage of time, set to a captivating original score by Zeng Xiaogang. George Balanchine’s Tschaikovsky Pas de Deux is described by New York City Ballet as “an eight-minute display of ballet bravura and technique.” Stanton Welch’s The Four Seasons dramatizes the stages of a woman’s life from the vigor of youth in spring to the introspection of old age in winter and is set to Antonio Vivaldi’s beloved score of the same name. Rounding out the program is a world premiere by Dwight Rhoden, Founding Artistic Director and Resident Choreographer of Complexions Contemporary Ballet – his first for Houston Ballet.