The Dancer Perspective

The Dancer Perspective is a mini-series dedicated to giving insight into our Houston Ballet world of dance, directly from our Company dancers. Thank you all for joining us for all 4 of our spring live virtual dance talks on Zoom! Learn more about each session below:

Choreography & the Creative Process 

HOSTED BY Ian Casady

Join this session's host, Principal Ian Casady, with guests Melody Mennite, Connor Walsh and Oliver Halkowich, as they discuss the intricacies of the choreographic process, including choosing the music, leading rehearsals,  balancing the work load between choreographer and full time dancer and more!

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Injuries & Recovery

HOSTED BY Aaron Sharratt

Join this session's host, Soloist Aaron Sharratt, with guests Karina González, Chun Wai Chan, Kellen Hornbuckle, Madison Russo and Saul Newport as they discuss injuries and the recovery process - from chronic pain to major injuries and the psychological effect that can remain even after recovery, the dancers will discuss their personal experiences in returning to the stage and how they have grown as dancers and performers through the process.

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Ballet "Bloopers"

HOSTED BY Alyssa Springer

Join this session's host, Soloist Alyssa Springer, with guests Mackenzie Richter, Tyler Donatelli, Chandler Dalton and Riley McMurray as they discuss the unplanned moments that happen on stage - from trips and falls to costume mishaps and more, this dance talk is sure to be full of laughs and fun memories about the things that happen on stage that you can't plan for.

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50 Years of Creativity & New Works

HOSTED BY harper Watters

For our fourth and final session of The Dancer Perspective this spring, join Soloist Harper Watters as the host for a golden dance talk. With guests Oliver Halkowich, Jacquelyn Long and Joshua Guillemont-Rodgerson, the dancers will discuss Houston Ballet's 50th anniversary and what the creation of new works has meant for the Company over the years - including personal stories about working with some of the world's most acclaimed choreographers and the process of being created on.

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