Houston Ballet II

 Dance

 

Biography

Houston Ballet II is the second company of Houston Ballet, America’s fifth largest ballet company. Comprised of a stellar array of young dancers from around the world, Houston Ballet II is under the direction of Stanton Welch AM, Artistic Director. Houston Ballet II performs a diverse range of dance works such as excerpts from the great classics like The Sleeping Beauty, Coppelia, and The Nutcracker, in addition to contemporary dance works by Mr. Welch. Works from notable choreographers such as George Balanchine, John Neumeier, and August Bournonville are also part of the company’s repertoire. Houston Ballet II tours both nationally and internationally, and have performed in Mexico, China, Hungary, Guatemala, Germany, and Switzerland where Houston Ballet II performed at the prestigious Prix de Lausanne dance competition in February 2013.

Repertoire

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“…the next class of ballet superstars!”

Broadway World

“They are the crème de la crème…”

Playbill

Repertoire

Houston Ballet II offers a mixed repertory program of classical and contemporary ballet. Presenters may request an
“All Classics” program:

THE SLEEPING BEAUTY, ACT III (1890)
Staging: Ben Stevenson after Marius Petipa
Music: Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky

MOLTO ESPRESSIVO
Choreography: Ilya Kozadayev
Music: John Fields

IMPROMPTU
Choreography: Ilya Kozadayev
Music: Franz Schubert

BLUE
Choreography: Stanton Welch
Music: Antonio Vivaldi

DEN III
Choreography: Garrett Smith
Music: Tielman Susato

CALLING
Choreography: Ma Cong
Music: Goran Gregovic

A DANCE IN THE GARDEN OF MIRTH
Choreography & Costumes:Stanton Welch
Music: Duffay Collective

THE LONG AND WINDING ROAD
Choreography: Stanton Welch
Music: The Beatles orchestrated by Peter Breiner

RAYMONDA Act III (1898)
Staging: Claudio Muñoz after Marius Petipa
Music: Alexander Glazunov

ALLEGRO BRILLANTE
Choreography: George Balanchine
Music: Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky

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