In its first 50 years, Houston Ballet proved that the city could and would support a world-class company. Now, with 61 dancers, a full-time staff of 103, an exceptional training school, and the finest dance facility in the country, Houston Ballet is well poised to continue its brilliant trajectory – a trajectory that includes presenting full-length ballets that showcase the Company's strengths as well as one-act ballets that highlight its diversity. The colorful 2020-2021 season is no exception.
On the schedule are three spectacular story ballets: Sir Kenneth MacMillan’s Mayerling, Stanton Welch’s La Bayadère and Sir David Bintley’s Aladdin. Mixed repertoires include Houston Ballet premieres from acclaimed choreographers Justin Peck and William Forsythe as well as audience favorites from Wayne McGregor, Christopher Bruce and, of course, artistic director Stanton Welch AM. Continuing the Houston Ballet tradition of supporting female choreographers, the company will also present a world premiere by Melody Mennite, principal dancer and blossoming choreographer who the Houston Chronicle deemed a “choreographer to watch" in 2018.
As we begin the next chapter in Houston Ballet history, we strive to continue our positive impact on the Houston community and to push the boundaries of the art of ballet. To be one of the finest dance companies in the world means to never stop moving, which propels us into a sensational 2020-2021 season. Join us as our story continues! It wouldn’t be the same without you.
SEPTEMBER 11-20, 2020
SEPTEMBER 24 - OCTOBER 4, 2020
FEBRUARY 25 - March 7, 2021