Ballet academy

Houston Ballet Announces Melissa Bowman as Director of New Houston Ballet Academy

Houston Ballet Artistic Director Stanton Welch AM and Houston Ballet Academy Principal Vicki Attard are pleased to announce that the Academy’s Elementary School Principal Melissa Bowman has been named the next Principal of the Houston Ballet Academy, overseeing a variety of programs designed to support students from their first introduction. to movement through a full […]

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Meet this 77-year-old Dallas ballet dancer

At 77, Suzelle Poole does something almost every day other septuagenarians could only dream of: put on pointe shoes and dance on tiptoe. The England-born ballerina with an impeccably enviable posture – who doesn’t seem to top the 5ft mark – still dances professionally and teaches ballet lessons at the Royal Ballet Academy of Dance […]

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In Ballet West’s Exercise Class, Utahns Discover Their Inner Ballet Dancer and Forget About Looking Stupid

(Alex Gallivan | Special for the Tribune) Ballet teacher Nikki Bybee recently demonstrated a move during a new adult exercise class offered by Ballet West Academy in Salt Lake City. Becoming a ballet student as an adult means: a) A good way to exercise. It improves posture and flexibility, strengthens muscles and burns calories. b) […]