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Houston Dance: Dance Around Houston

Below are our Houston Dance recommendations, with information on location, admission, transportation/parking, company/venue history and other points of interest in Houston Art.

Dance Salad Festival

The Dance Salad Festival is held every April at the Wortham Center’s Cullen Theater. Under the artistic direction of Nancy Henderek and the auspices of the not-for-profit Houston International Dance Coalition, the DSF provides a platform for nationally and internationally well-known and emerging choreographers to present work. Via a wide variety of professional dance companies, the festival’s mission is to expose audiences to a diversity of cultures and choreographic …more…

Dominic Walsh Dance Theater

Dominic Walsh Dance Theater is the brainchild of former Houston Ballet principal dancer Dominic Walsh, who founded his company in 2002. A highly gifted choreographer, Walsh’s interest is in creating theatrical work that marries classical ballet technique with the grounded qualities of modern dance. In 1998 he won his first Choo-San Goh Award for Choreography; in 2007 he won a second. He is also one of three choreographers to have …more…

Houston Ballet

Houston Ballet has enjoyed excellent artistic leadership since its inception, beginning in 1969 with Nina Popova, a former dancer with both the Ballets Russes de Monte Carlo and American Ballet Theatre. Throughout the 1970s and ’80s, Ben Stevenson, O.B.E., led the company to nationally respected standing by putting together a strong core group of permanent choreographers, including Sir Kenneth MacMillan and Christopher Bruce. MacMillan worked with Houston Ballet until his …more…

Sandra Organ Dance Theater (Earthen Vessels)

As the first African American dancer in the Houston Ballet, Sandra Organ performed with the company for 15 years before founding her own group in 1997.  Organ’s mission has been to create work that tells the story of our human condition.  In this regard, she has choreographed dances around the complex theme of race relations, the lives of migrant workers, and the contributions of African Americans to our constantly evolving …more…