A former member of the Houston Ballet now with the Norwegian National Ballet, Garrett Smith came back to the city last year not as a dancer but as a choreographer. His new work, part of the Houston Ballet's Four Premieres program last September, was appropriately titled Return. "Did everybody get that?" Smith laughingly told us at the time. Smith had created several works for Houston Ballet II, the group's pre-professional company, but Return was the first commission piece he'd done for the main company. Set to music by John Adams, Return featured a dozen dancers, including some of his old friends, as teens who find a secret place. While there is a hint of a narrative stream to the piece (the kids have fun playing and exploring the space), Smith kept the work abstract and open to the audience's interpretation.