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Houston Ballet

Houston Ballet

THE EARLY YEARS IN THE 1950'S In 1955, the founding members of Houston Ballet Foundation had a vision for dance in Houston: to create a resident ballet company and to start a school which would train its dancers. Houston Ballet Academy was established that same year under the leadership of Tatiana Semenova, a former dancer with the Ballet Russe de Monte Carlo. In 1969, the professional company was founded, under the direction of Nina Popova, a former dancer with the Ballet Russe de Monte Carlo and American Ballet Theatre. THE FULFILLMENT OF A GOAL:  "ONE OF AMERICA'S BEST BALLET COMPANIES" Houston Ballet Foundation has seen the fulfillment of its goals: an internationally acclaimed ballet company which is now America’s fourth largest and an academy which supplies over 40 percent of the company's dancers.

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