Allison millers chinese display of quick footwork and. We get a chance to meet so many of them at special events and the. Principals franca florio robert blakis as the bay harbour butcher. The nutcracker is coming to town the nutcracker suite dance.
From the beginning, houston ballet has reflected the independent, cando spirit of the city it calls home. Ive been dancing in the nutcracker since i was 2, said madison high. Like the entrepreneurs who founded houston and the achievers who made it great, we at houston ballet dared to dream. Houston ballet holiday traditions soloist allison miller. This story originally appeared in the december 2015january 2016 issue of pointe. Get the best seats at the best price now for stanton welchs the nutcracker. She joined the american ballet theatre studio company in 2004. Over the years, she has gotten surviving the companys 34 shows down to a science. The first and only time i attended the holiday classica 1999 pennsylvania ballet productionanother. Ballethub is an online education, news, event, and discussion resource for the art of ballet. Gomez has performed in ben stevenson s the nutcracker clara, snowflake, and flower. He is one of the nicest teachers, whos incredible sense of humor keeps you motivated even on a bad day.
Allison miller performs a solo close to perfection in george. Nutcracker shows tradition can still thrill houston chronicle. Allison miller in another role in the 2016 houston ballet production of the nutcracker. Houston ballets 2014 holiday season to debut with the. Ella and madison play the role of the sugar plum fairy for the educational shows, but the public performances the roll will be played by allison miller, of the houston ballet. For nearly two decades of my short life, the nutcracker has been synonymous with puke. Once the curtain does rise on clara stahlbaums allison miller.
Right now we are in the middle of performances of the nutcracker, so a typical. Dec 4, 2015 fashion inspired by the seasons holiday tradition. Allison miller and artist of houston ballet in ben stevensons the nutcracker. See more ideas about nutcracker ballet, fashion, nutcracker. Houston ballet, operated by houston ballet foundation, is the fourthlargest professional ballet company in the united states, based in houston, texas. Houston ballets the nutcracker remains a fluffy holiday spectacle. Nutcracker prince allison miller chun wai chan jacquelyn long charleslouis yoshiyama clara drosselmeyer sugar plum fairy nutcracker prince melody mennite ian casady. Citing inspiration from disparate sources such as vuillard, fontana, and magritte, millers edgy, midsize paintings manage to render the uncanny and the absurd in abstract form. Ben stevensons the nutcracker ballet video ballethub. The production premiered on december 10 at smart financial centre in sugarland, where it will remain until december 23.
How houston ballet has continued performing after harvey. The foundation also maintains a ballet academy, the houston ballet academy, which trains more than half of the companys dancers. Based in houston, texas, it is the fifth largest ballet company in the united states. She studied in ellenton, florida with diane partington until high school. I think the nutcracker is a great first ballet for kids. Allison miller, recently promoted to soloist, will dance the role of the sugar plum fairy for the first time in houston ballets 20 production of the nutcracker. Created by artistic director emeritus ben stevenson, with designs by acclaimed designer desmond heeley, houston ballets the nutcracker has been houstons premiere holiday tradition since 1987. Houston ballet presents the final season of ben stevenson. Allison miller, soloist with the houston ballet mr.
Houston ballets the nutcracker 2017 nutcracker prince duration. Save on holiday fun with discount houston ballet nutcracker tickets. Get your cheap houston ballet tickets here today before they are gone. The houston ballet presents stanton welchs the nutcracker, making its triumphant return to the wortham for the holiday season. When culturebro joel luks and i visited houston ballets center for dance. How to get through nutcracker season without illness or. Houston ballets nutcracker twirls into town houston. Allison miller and artists of houston ballet in the houston ballet production of ben stevensons the nutcracker.
Its such an honor to get to dance as the role of clara. The choreography of beauty, which tchaikovsky composed between swan lake and the nutcracker, reads like a garden of references to ballet and literary history. Victoria ballet theatres the nutcracker features new. Allison miller houston ballets the nutcracker is almost a houston institution. We imagined a worldclass company, a preeminent performing space, an academy and training facility like no other in the. Houston ballet stanton welchs the nutcracker facebook. Budding photogs should note that this is a busy area at times. Sleeping beauty is a delicious escape from the ills of. Sugar plum fairy amy fote, nutcracker prince jun shuang huang, snow queen katherine precourt, clara allison miller, dr. Allison millers first major nyc show is a knockout. You have to listen to your body and pay careful attention to new aches and pains, says miller, who was a dance magazine 2011 25 to watch. The nutcracker market is the biggest fundraiser of the year for the houston ballet. How the holiday classic boosted 4 dancers careers gavin larsen. Allison miller, who is always a joy to speak with and watch dance.
Photo by amitava sarkar, courtesy of houston ballet. Tickets are available through ticketmaster for the smart financial performances and on the houston ballet website. Plum fairy coached by gelsey kirkland in the nutcracker with ballet pacifica. In its first 50 years, houston ballet proved that the city could and would support a worldclass company. Training more than half of their dancers in house at the houston ballet academy, they perform over 85 shows in a year. Hb at home stay connected with our dancers and staff from home visit. Her strategy includes weekly massages, ice baths, a yoga mat in her dressing room for stretching and cat naps, fresh juices, and an occasional tasty treat in honor of the. Allison miller performs the role of clara in one of the casts of houston ballets the nutcracker, which returns to wortham theater center nov. Rey was one of the most amazing male teachers and partnering teachers ive had in my entire dance career. Houston ballet first soloist allison miller as clara with artists of houston ballet. Open to all intermediate through advanced dancers ages 10 and up. See more ideas about nutcracker christmas, nutcracker costumes and art lesson plans. Allison miller soars though her snow queen performances during houston ballets nutcracker run. Guest artists from the australian ballet clara drosselmeyer sugar plum fairy nutcracker prince yumiko fukuda ian casady karina gonzalez connor walsh friday, december 20, 2019.
Miller attended the north carolina school of the arts where she studied with warren conover, melissa hayden, and susan mccullough. Houston ballet is preparing for its final performances of ben stevensons beloved holiday classic, the nutcracker. This is a list of individuals who have performed as members of the houston ballet 20142015 season. Houston ballet bids farewell to ben stevensons the. Clara goes to bed angry at her brother for teasing and awakes in a wonderous winterland. Houston, texas from november 27 december 27, 2015, houston ballet bids farewell to ben stevensons beloved production of the nutcracker. Visitors can enjoy many educational tutorials and tips for ballet technique, create and join discussions in the forums, and see nearby or search for dance schools, summer programs auditions and performances. Petersburg, florida and studied in ellenton, florida with diane partington, rey dizon, and filipp gadar. Allison miller and william newton dance in the nutcracker, choreographed by ben stevenson, with music by pyotr ilyich tchaikovsky. Conductor ermanno florio keeps the action moving, leading the houston ballet orchestra deftly through the scores shifts from brightness to dark drama and pure romance. Nutcracker prince nozomi iijima christopher coomer melody mennite luzemberg santana clara drosselmeyer sugar plum fairy nutcracker prince allison miller ian casady soo youn cho harper watters clara drosselmeyer sugar plum fairy nutcracker prince ao i fujwara oliver halkowich mackenzie richter naazir muhammad saturday, november 30, 2019 2. I also recently worked with houston ballets wardrobe department to design. Now, with 61 dancers, a fulltime staff of 103, an exceptional training school, and the. Photo by amitava sarkar performances of the nutcracker are scheduled for december 1023 at smart financial.1502 1342 1558 733 959 597 745 1646 1399 1362 913 1383 622 292 214 362 1472 1605 646 1467 614 468 195 1032 423 1185 1245 905 930 586