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Houston Ballet Foundation

Rating: 4.96 stars   51 reviews 3,626

Address:

601 Preston Street Houston TX 77002 USA

Mission:

To inspire a lasting love and appreciation for dance through artistic excellence, exhilarating performances, innovative choreography and superb educational programs. In furtherance of our mission, we are committed to maintaining and enhancing our status as: •A classically trained company with a diverse repertory whose range includes the classics as well as contemporary works. •A company that attracts the world's best dancers and choreographers and provides them with an environment where they can thrive and further develop the art form. •An international company that is accessible to broad and growing local, national, and international audiences. •A company with a world-class Academy that provides first rate instruction for professional dancers and meaningful programs for non-professional dancers. •A company with state-of-the-art facilities for performances, rehearsals and ongoing operations.

Geographic areas served:

Greater Houston area and the surrounding communities, nationally, and internationally

Programs:

Dance education, arts education, community engagement

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Rating: 5 stars  

HB outreach has touched the lives of underprivileged students across the city....for the last 3 years HB came to a school that many would be scared to drive in the neighborhood....the students were able to study from Lauren Anderson, Paul Appleman and Sue Hill as well as others...the students didn't understand what a great treat it was now but hopefully, when they reflect back they will!!!!

 
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The Houston Ballet comes to our 3 Houston area clinics several times a year and offers a movement class to our patients. We appreciate all that the instructors do for us and our patients at Kids Developmental Clinic. It not only encourages the patients but the class also encourages their families, opening their eyes to the possibility of dance. Thank you all for your dedication to our patients.

 
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Our School (Sutton ES in Houston) has profited greatly from the different programs the Houston Ballet offers at no cost. This year we were able to have a program called X³ - Explore, Extend, & Excel at the school. 4th and 5th graders were able to learn and practice a science related dance routine and show it at the end to their parents which they were very excited about. It is wonderful to see that the students understood that they have to put in a lot of work to learn a routine but that it is a great feeling of accomplishment when you finally have your performance at the end!

 
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Houston Ballet has done an outstanding job in introducing our students to Dance, an opportunity many of them would not have otherwise. Sutton ES has been in a partnership with the Houston Ballet for a few years now. Our students have greatly benefited from the different programs the Houston Ballet offers. Students have been introduced to Creative Movement and Ballet through the Learn from the Masters Program. We have had Ballet Talks for them where a representative explained an actual performance to them. Recently we were able to start an after school program where some of our students get the chance to have Dance Lessons at the Houston Ballet at no cost. These kids are so excited and motivated to go every week. We are looking forward to continuing the partnership for a long time! Thank you Ms. Anderson, Ms. Sommers and everybody else involved for your hard work!!!

 
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Hello UCoulter, Thank you for your kind comments! We love working with you and your students at Sutton through the many programs, especially the after-school program Chance to Dance. Whether they are aware or not, the young dancers from Sutton who enter the studio each week are an inspiration to everyone in the building. The students' love for movement motivates company dancers, Academy students, and staff to continue to uphold Houston Ballet's mission: To inspire a lasting love and appreciation for dance through artistic excellence, exhilarating performances, innovative choreography and superb educational programs. Thanks, Houston Ballet

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Houston Ballet has been a blessing to our school and students who get a Channce to Dance. Our first and second grade students had the experience to be able to attend classes for the very first time. Three of the students got a scholarship to attend classes with Houston Ballet dancers. This is a wonderful life long memory to the students. Memories are made and new friendships are beginning. Thank You so much for the opportunity to give back to the community.

Keisha Bussey
Carter Academy

 
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Hello Keisha, We strive to bring high-quality arts education to as many schoolchildren as possible each season. Thank you so much for sharing your testimony. Furthermore, we are thankful your first and second grade students got to experience the joy of ballet through our Chance to Dance initiative.

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I teach in a school where student exposure to the Arts is limited. When I first proposed the idea of an after school dance program with the Houston Ballet, my principal was skeptical but relented when I promised to take care of all the details. The Houston Ballet provided two dancers/teachers and a pianist who met with the students weekly. They taught the students so much more than dance -- they taught respect, discipline, manners, cooperation, science and responsibility. When the students performed for their families and teachers, they brought the house down. Their most enthusiastic supporter turned out to be the principal who could not praise their efforts enough. This was a wonderful opportunity and I would gladly have the Houston Ballet on our campus all year, year after year.

 
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The Houston Ballet has given the students at Bush elementary an amazing opportunity! The class is fun, engaging, and most of all rewarding. The parents and students are truly grateful, as many of the students have never been able to afford dance lessons. We have been more than happy with the staff and their positive attitudes towards the students. We look forward to working with the Houston Ballet in the near future!
Again, thank you for the opportunity.
Regards,
Ms. Estavan- After School Program Site Coordinator

 
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Dear Writer, Your review affirms the successful outcomes of Houston Ballet's educational initiatives. We aim to inspire a new generation of arts enthusiasts inside and outside the studio. We are so grateful we had the chance to work with the wonderful students of Bush Elementary!

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Houston Ballet's Outreach program has been inspiring and educating students at Klein Oak High School since 2007. I can't say enough about the energy, the knowledge, the professionalism and outright love given by Lauren Anderson and the many other staff members. I am proud to say that my hometown ballet company provides such beautiful outreach work for all levels necessary! Thank you HB!!!

 
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Dear Writer, Thank you for sharing your wonderful experience with Houston Ballet's Education and Community Engagement (ECE) department. Overall, each season we strive to bring engaging arts educational programs to as many schoolchildren as possible. We are grateful for the talented individuals that help run our educational initiatives, and Ms. Lauren Anderson is a prominent leader who facilitates the success of these important programs with the rest of our ECE team.

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The Houston Ballet brings a world of opportunity to students who could never afford to take classes at the Academy. Their high energy choreography helps bring out the best in all our students. Our most timid students have blossomed and become active learners in both dance and in the classroom.

 
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Dear Writer, We are very grateful our Education and Community Engagement departments' efforts are successful in sharing meaningful educational opportunities through dance as an art form. Dance truly is an art form that promotes learning and development important to every child's well-rounded education. Thank you for taking the time to share your testimony!

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Rating: 5 stars  

I think Houston Ballet is an asset to not only the arts in Houston but across the nation and internationally.
I have watched Houston Ballet develop over the years excelling in their community and educational outreach programs. The Houston Ballet Company is fantastic in delivering art and culture at the highest level to the citizens of Houston. You know you are a true Houstonian when you mention as part of your holiday traditions is attending Houston Ballet's "Nutcracker" My favorite time to attend the Nutcracker is the Christmas Eve matinee. Thanks to all the hard work of Houston Ballet to keep this tradition moving on to the next generation of Houstonians.

 
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Hello b.cotton, Thank you for your wonderful support. As you said, our community engagement has increased over the years and is continuing to grow with support like yours. We know that there are still many young children around Houston who have never seen a ballet, or taken a dance class. We hope that we can continue to grow those efforts and encourage those young dancers to make the Nutcracker a yearly tradition just like you! Best, Houston Ballet

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Rating: 5 stars  

I just want to say that to go to a ballet at the Wortham Center, and see these world renowned dancers is a delight to the mind, body and spirit! The performances take you away to a remarkable place and gives you pure joy. The whole experience is unforgettable. The Houston Ballet does everything exceptionally well and is a treasure for the Houston area.
Sandy

 
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Hello sandrea61, Thank you for your wonderful testimonial. We work hard to create that experience for each and every one of our patrons so that they can walk away feeling the same magic that you feel at a performance. We know it's worth every bit of energy when we read reviews like yours. We look forward to seeing you future performances. Thanks! -Houston Ballet