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The Standouts of 2018: Houston Ballet's Nozomi Iijima in Stanton Welch's "Just"

Houston Ballet first soloist Nozomi Iijima transformed into a Zen goddess in the pas de deux for Stanton Welch’s Just, commissioned specially for Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival in August. Partnered by Chun Wai Chan, Iijima moved as if in a dream state, casting a deliciously hypnotic spell. It was as if she was literally pouring […]

Refining the Romantic at Houston Ballet: Stanton Welch's New Giselle

This story originally appeared in the June/July 2016 issue of Pointe. With his new production of Giselle, Houston Ballet artistic director Stanton Welch continues his charge through history, updating the classical warhorses for modern audiences. He has already completed versions of Paquita, La Bayadère and, most recently, 2015’s Romeo and Juliet, which he restructured to […]

Director's Notes: Houston Ballet's Stanton Welch

Stanton Welch has transformed Houston Ballet into a leading force in the dance world. A rtistic director Stanton Welch looks at home in Houston Ballet’s airy new Center for Dance. The windows of his office frame views of Houston’s tangled highways, the winding inner city river known as the bayou and the majestic Wortham Theater […]

Stanton Welch on What's Missing from Ballet Training Today

In our August/September issue, Pointe asked a handful of directors what they feel is missing from pre-professional training today. The group found many holes—from a lack of professionalism to a need for more articulate pointework. Here, Houston Ballet artistic director Stanton Welch offers his view.   There are definitely companies in the world that are […]

Amy Fote Returns to the Houston Ballet Stage After a Decade in Retirement

Watching Amy Fote navigate the sweeping contours of Stanton Welch’s The Four Seasons, one would never guess it’s been a decade since she donned a pair of pointe shoes. The former Houston Ballet principal, now a company ballet master, returns to the stage this month at age 51 to dance the “Winter” section of Welch’s […]

Your June Roster Roundup: Dancers and Directors on the Move

The past few weeks have brought another exciting round of dancer career news—check out the latest farewells, appointments, promotions, and more in this month’s ballet roster roundup. Promotions and Appointments On May 16, New York City Ballet artistic director Jonathan Stafford and associate artistic director Wendy Whelan announced the promotion of Emma Von Enck to […]

Your May Roster Roundup: Dancers and Directors on the Move

The past few weeks have brought another exciting round of dancer career news—check out the latest farewells, appointments, promotions, and more in this month’s ballet roster roundup. Promotions and Appointments San Francisco Ballet corps members Kamryn Baldwin, Carmela Mayo, and Joshua Jack Price have been promoted to soloist; apprentices Sofia Albers, Jacey Gailliard, and Dylan […]