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Kingwood Ballet


Kingwood Ballet endeavors to fulfill our two-fold goal of presenting professional quality productions in the community and providing ambitious, talented dancers with increased and challenging performance opportunities to enhance their training.



Kingwood Ballet is a DBA of Kingwood Dance Theatre, a non-profit 501(c)3, pre-professional performing ballet company serving citizens in northeast Houston and surrounding communities. Kingwood Ballet was founded by Sheryl Rowland in 1984 when she recognized a void in the performing arts, specifically dance, in the Kingwood, Texas area north of Houston. Since then, productions by Kingwood Ballet remain a family friendly and affordable alternative. 

Kingwood Ballet is an honor company in Regional Dance America/Southwest Region. Regional Dance America (RDA) is a nation-wide organization of pre-professional dance companies and ensembles with a mission to inspire a community of excellence in dance education and performance.

Kingwood Ballet continues to expand its reach and scope with a varied repertoire, including classical ballets, contemporary ballets, story ballets, pas de deux and humour/satirical works. Past choreographers who have set pieces for Kingwood Ballet include: Steve Brule, Dominic Walsh, Sandra Organ, Virginia Hendricksen, Jessica Hendricks, Mel Tomlinson, Katherine Larson, Catherine Cogliandro, Melanie Mennite and Joffrey Workshop.

Kingwood Ballet offers the following each season:

Sugar Plum Tea:

An immersive community event featuring a mini-Nutcracker performance, pictures with costumed cast members, dancer meet and greets, and the "Sugar Plum Salon" hosted by the apprentice company and geared towards young children. Food and desserts are made by KB volunteers to produce the intimacy of a Tea environment. The Sugar Plum Tea is a great opportunity for young children who are not quite ready to sit through a full-length to experience the ballet in a bite-size, digestible way.

The Nutcracker Ballet:

A full length production of this beloved ballet. Kingwood Ballet first presented this ballet in 1986 and quickly became a community tradition. In 2023, Kingwood Ballet debuted an all-new version of this ballet complete with fresh costumes, choreography, props and sets, and performed to sold-out audiences.

Ballet Gala:

Presented at the Hobby Center's Zilkha Hall in downtown Houston, the Ballet Gala features an evening of classical ballet, contemporary ballet, modern and jazz dances. 

Story Ballet:

A full length story ballet in two acts curated for audiences of all ages. Kingwood Ballet produces four shows over the course of a weekend. Presented in dinner-theater format offering a unique and engaging experience to audience members.

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