Behind the Scenes at Houston Ballet

Coppelia_Dev_0928Participants in this class will have the rare opportunity to go behind the scenes and witness the creation of a classic ballet, Coppélia, from studio to stage.

Tuesday, April 23, 10:00 – 12:00 at The Women’s Institute—A background on Houston Ballet with an introduction to Coppélia and its history with the company given by Director of Education and Community Jennifer Sommers.

Tuesday, April 30, 10:00 – 12:00 at Houston Ballet’s Center for Dance—Visit Houston Ballet’s Costume Shop and receive an in-depth look at Coppélia costumes with Head of Costumes Laura Lynch.

Tuesday, May 7, 6:30 – 8:00 at Houston Ballet’s Center for Dance—Conversation with Houston Ballet Artistic Staff on the history and importance of character dancing featured in Coppélia and The Merry Widow productions, moderated by Jennifer Sommers. Wine and cheese reception before the conversation.

Friday, May 17, 2:00 – 4:00 at the Wortham Theater Center—View a full company dress rehearsal of Coppélia with an intermission discussion with Jennifer Sommers.


Coppélia is on stage at the Wortham Theater Center from May 17 – 26, 2019.