Celebrate 50 Years of The Houston Ballet with Giselle

Lawrence Elizabeth Knox | September 11, 2019 | Lifestyle


Houston Ballet’s 50th anniversary celebration kicks off in September with Giselle, a two-act production deeply rooted in the company’s history. The 19th century Romantic ballet opened the 1967 season of what was then a preprofessional troupe under the leadership of Nina Popova, and the performance marked a turning point for the organization’s future as a world-class ensemble based here in the heart of Houston. We present a by-the-numbers look at Houston Ballet’s season-opening production—and the last five decades that got them here.


Photography by: Amitava Sarkar/Houston Ballet