Houston Ballet, the nation's fifth-largest ballet company, has announced its full season offerings, including a celebration of Tony-winning choreographer Jerome Robbins and a world-premiere ballet by the 2018 Tony-winning choreographer of Carousel, Justin Peck.
The company kicks off its 2018–2019 season November 23 with a presentation of The Nutcracker, choreographed by Artistic Director Stanton Welch AM. The ballet runs through December 29.
On November 30, the one-night-only Margartet Alkek Williams Jubilee of Dance features new work by principal dancer Melody Mennite and marks company member Ian Casady’s 20th anniversary with Houston Ballet.
In 2019, Welch AM debuts his world premiere Sylvia, co-produced with The Australian Ballet. The piece is a re-imagining of the Greek myth set to Léo Delibes’ score. The production runs February 21 through March 3, 2019.
Houston Ballet will present ROBBINS: A Centennial Celebration March 7–10, 2019, including Fancy Free, The Cage, and The Concert. New York City Ballet offered a centennial celebration this past season of Robbins’ many works created for NYCB.
From March 21–24, Houston Ballet presents three additional premieres: Come In from Aszure Barton and Dream Time from Jiri Kylián as well as a still untitled work from Peck.
The season closes with the Academy’s spring showcase April 26 and 27, 2019, Ronald Hynd’s The Merry Widow May 31–June 9, 2019, and Welch AM’s Marie June 14–23, 2019.