For some, dance is truly in the blood.
Dancers from around the world come to Houston
In 1981, Chinese ballet dancer Li Cunxin made national news when he defected to the U.S. to join the Houston Ballet. The Chinese and U.S. governments faced off over the issue, and Vice President George Bush ended up intervening -- and prevailing. Cunxin went on to dance with the Houston Ballet for t ... More >>
Houston Ballet lightens up with La Fille Mal Gardée
Houston Ballet offers up two solemn dances -- and a wild one
Flea and company prove they can keep it together
Stevenson signs off with an uninspired Alice in Wonderland
Except for the mice, this Cinderella is mighty nice
Houston Ballet buckles under the weight of Balanchine
Houston Ballet's Nutcracker has nothing new to say, but it's fun anyway
In the battle for the Houston Ballet, Trey McIntyre scores an early blow
Readers complain of Chronicle price gouging
Ben Stevenson has built Houston Ballet into one of the biggest companies in the country. So why does his job often seem in jeopardy?
Stevenson's ham-handed treatment of the ballet doesn't seem like the only melodrama on stage
A backstage struggle between Stevenson and a managing director splits the ballet
Houston Ballet's pricey new Firebird gets lost in time
Whiz kid Enos excites his elders with unique movements
Maiden's good, just slow to warm up
Dawn Scannell makes a captivating Capulet in Houston Ballet's Romeo and Juliet
If Richie Hubscher couldn't be the Houston Ballet's prince in white tights, then he would be the dark angel of the Easy Credit Theater
Cleopatra may be about ancient Middle Eastern history, but it's all Houston Ballet
In the middle is very elevated
Sometimes the hype hurts
April 15-21, 1999
Ballet rises on the toes of a Russian icon
May 21 - 27, 1998
Don Quixote returns, as Rachel Beard says good-bye
The Ballet's Dracula sets the mood for something special
For 20 years, prima ballerina Janie Parker's feet have been harnessed to the Houston Ballet. In one more month, she plans to set them free.
The Merry Widow proves to be more about sparkle and spectacle than dance
When the dancers of the Houston Ballet learned their artistic director, Ben Stevenson, had been forced into a medical leave, they had to wonder: were there problems ahead?