Founded in 1956, Ballet Austin has been under the capable leadership of Artistic Director and choreographer Stephen Mills for two decades. The company’s repertoire is grounded in classical ballet and defined by a focus on innovation and the incubation of new work. Ballet Austin makes its performance home in Austin and extends its reach through regional, national, and international touring engagements. The company has performed at the Joyce Theater in New York; the Kennedy Center in Washington, DC; and festivals, choreographic competitions, and on tour in Canada, France, Italy, Slovenia, Israel, and China. Ballet Austin’s main company tours both full-length and mixed repertory programs. Full-length work includes Stephen Mills’ celebrated Light / The Holocaust & Humanity Project and The Nutcracker. Mixed repertory programs include works by Mr. Mills, George Balanchine, and other internationally-recognized choreographers. Ballet Austin II tours family-focused story ballets including The Ugly Duckling, Peter & The Wolf, and Not Afraid of the Dark, a special glow-in-the-dark ballet featuring music and concept by Joe Scruggs. Beyond performances, Ballet Austin's programs also include school performances with accompanying curricula, on-campus dance workshops for elementary students, and creative movement workshops for young children in community spaces. Photo by Tony Spielberg.
501 W 3rd Street
Austin, TX 78701
public performance/concert $7,500 - $50,000
school performance $500 - $7,500
workshop fees $50 - $3,000
travel/per diem/lodging $500 - $10,000
Houston Ballet II
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 has 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. Photo by Lawrence Knox.
Pleiades House 7 West 54th Street
New York, NY 10019
public performance/concert $10,000 - $15,000
travel/per diem/lodging $6,000 - $9,000