Best Modern Dance Company - 2004
Dominic Walsh Dance Theater The adorable and talented Nicky Walsh bids ballet adieu as he bows out of Houston Ballet after a 15-year career. But that's great news for his two-year-old company, Dominic Walsh Dance Theater, which was named one of the top 25 companies to watch in Dance Magazine last year. Walsh's dancing days are not quite over (he still performs with his company), but he may soon be better known for his modern choreography. The initial season, which brought Katharsis, piqued our interest, and last year's narrative, The Miller's Daughter, was a delight. Right now Walsh is working on a commission for American Ballet Theatre's Studio Company. And with him present full-time now, DWDT could grow into the kind of modern dance institution Houston lacks.