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PaperCity Houston December 2021

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TOES ON THEIR HOUSTON BALLET TURNS UP THE VOLUME FOR THE JUBILEE OF DANCE. By Shelby Hodge. Photography Wilson Parish. H ouston Ballet artistic director Stanton Welch beamed as he joined a clutch of ballet patrons o n s t a g e a t Wortham Theater Center following the joyous Margaret Alkek Williams Jubilee of Dance. The exuberant evening found all members of the Houston Ballet company on stage for the rousing finale of Welch's In Good Company, a piece born of the pandemic when dancers were videoed performing in locations across the city. Once cleared, the stage was set for a patrons' dinner with dramatic red-and-black decor by Bergner & Johnson and dinner by Jackson & Company. PC Seen: Chairs Jamie and Mark Loveland, Leticia Loya, Margaret Alkek Williams, Jay Jones and Terry Wayne Jones, Melza and Ted Barr, Lilly Cullen, Allison and Troy Thacker, Lynn Wyatt, Kelli Blanton, Cabrina Owsley, Jo and Jim Furr, and Houston Ballet executive director James Nelson. Beth Madison Ralph Burch, Vicki West Phoebe Tudor Connor Walsh Ann Bean Susan Binney Melza Barr, Stanton Welch Leigh Smith Edward & Deborah Koehler Jim Nelson Houston Ballet Onstage Dinner Margaret Alkek Williams Harris County Judge Lina Hidalgo Lynn Wyatt Cabrina Owsley Kelli Blanton Richard Flowers, Angel Rios 50

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