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Charles Louis Yoshiyama was promoted to Principal after Giselle performance on June 11, 2016. Well done and congratulations.

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Charles Louis Yoshiyama was promoted to Principal after Giselle performance on June 11, 2016. Well done and congratulations.

Welch had better promote Katharine Precourt PDQ--she should have been a principal five years ago at least and is still young enough to leave, which she should if he continues his disrespect of her. He already alienated Kelly Myernick and Melissa Hough--the company's two best female dancers along with Precourt--into retiring and leaving respectively.

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I have not seen published reports about the explanation for Aaron Robison's departure from Houston (as a first soloist) to join San Francisco Ballet as a principal - but I'm delighted (much easier for me to visit SF...)

He caught my eye in an Instagram video clip last summer in rehearsals for Houston's Manon (and gives me hope that SFB might do Manon in the coming years...):

https://www.instagram.com/p/6tB82IlJPB/embed/?v=4

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I have not seen published reports about the explanation for Aaron Robison's departure from Houston (as a first soloist) to join San Francisco Ballet as a principal - but I'm delighted (much easier for me to visit SF...)

He caught my eye in an Instagram video clip last summer in rehearsals for Houston's Manon (and gives me hope that SFB might do Manon in the coming years...):

https://www.instagram.com/p/6tB82IlJPB/embed/?v=4

HB is hemorrhaging good dancers and principals. They lost their best and studliest male dancer, Joe Walsh, to SFB a year or two ago. Robison was also one of the the best male dancers in the company. Welch needs to move on--the company has become a horrid showcase for his godawful 'ballets' and very little else, and as I said in my first post here he has a knack for alienating and losing good dancers......

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On ‎7‎/‎28‎/‎2016 at 10:31 AM, jsmu said:

HB is hemorrhaging good dancers and principals. They lost their best and studliest male dancer, Joe Walsh, to SFB a year or two ago.

The funniest thing is . . . they're still using Joe Walsh in promotional materials for the current season:

http://www.houstonballet.org/Ticketing-Schedule/Season-Calendar/DIRECTORS-CHOICE-AMERICAN-INGENUITY/

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I've noticed, in general, when companies bring back a ballet, they're kind of limited by their existing files when they send out press tickets.  I know PNB tries hard not to send out photos that feature dancers who are no longer with the company, but revivals are a special challenge.  They won't really have a wide variety to chose from until they get closer to the actual performance.

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On 9/19/2016 at 11:21 AM, miliosr said:

The funniest thing is . . . they're still using Joe Walsh in promotional materials for the current season:

http://www.houstonballet.org/Ticketing-Schedule/Season-Calendar/DIRECTORS-CHOICE-AMERICAN-INGENUITY/

So true. They still have Mimi Hassenboehler in a pic in Bizet Second Movement, and that pic is from performances eight years ago and she retired four years ago!

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Derek Dunn has announced on his Instagram feed that he's leaving Houston Ballet after five years, "to embark on a new adventure."

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