Houston Ballet's Ben Stevenson Academy

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Houston Ballet’s Ben Stevenson Academy is a ballet training school affiliated with the Houston Ballet. The academy is housed in Houston Ballet Center for Dance in Houston, Texas.

History[edit]

In 1955, the Houston Ballet Academy was established under the leadership of Tatiana Semenova, a former dancer with the Ballet Russe de Monte Carlo.[citation needed] In July 2003, Houston Ballet Academy was renamed Houston Ballet’s Ben Stevenson Academy in honor of Ben Stevenson, former artistic director of the professional company and director of the academy.[citation needed]

Divisions[edit]

Main School Division[edit]

Children age seven and older may audition for admission into Levels 1-8 of the Main School program. Auditions are held twice a year. Students follow a structured sequence of training stages designed to increase their technical skills, stamina and discipline in accordance with their age and physical development.

Pre-Professional Division[edit]

Houston Ballet II (HBII) is the top level and pre-professional division of the Academy, and students attend daily class taught by instructors from both the Academy and the Houston Ballet company.

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