Raising the Barre, one of Houston Ballet's most exciting spring traditions, brings a dining experience unlike any other! This sold-out one-of-a-kind event takes place on April 28th at Chef Hugo Ortega's CaracolTop Houston chefs join Houston Ballet company dancers to create a fabulous multi-course dinner supporting Houston Ballet's mission. 

We want to thank our Raising the Barre Co-Chairs, Heidi & Marcus Smith and Roslyn & Derrick Mitchell. This extraordinary event would not be possible without your incredible support and hard work. 



Hugo Ortega, H-Town Restaurant Group

Aaron Bludorn, Bludorn

Chris Williams, Lucille’s

Rebecca Masson, Fluff Bake Bar



Skylar Campbell, Principal

Eric Best, Soloist

Kellen Hornbuckle, Demi Soloist

Zoe Lucich, Corps de Ballet


Can't make it to the event?

Please consider making a gift in support of the Raising the Barre or in honor of sponsoring a dancer or chef. A $200 gift sponsors a dancer and $500 sponsors a chef. Your generous contribution supports Houston Ballet’s mission to inspire a lasting love and appreciation for dance through artistic excellence, exhilarating performances, innovative choreography, and superb educational programs.


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Are you interested in learning more about Raising the Barre?

For more information or questions, contact Katie Waller at 713.535.3230 or [email protected]