Students cast in Houston Repertoire Ballet’s Celebration of Dance

Cypress, TX (March 22, 2016) Several Cypress-Fairbanks ISD students have been cast in the Houston Repertoire Ballet’s Celebration of Dance, including Act II of Giselle, featuring Houston Repertoire Ballet (HRB) alumni Elizabeth Keller (Principal, Ballet Idaho) in the title role, and Andrew Taft (Principal, Ballet Idaho) as Albrecht, under the direction of Victoria Vittum.

Also featured in the program are Bolero, Paper Suite, a new work by choreographer Kristy Nilsson, and an abstract, contemporary piece “Asht,” by emerging choreographer and 2015 Cypress Woods High School graduate Rebecca Webb.

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Rebecca Webb

The following CFISD students will appear in Celebration of Dance:

  • Sofia Moyano and Hannah Wilhelmsen, Cy-Fair High School;
  • Grace Schlafer, Cypress Ranch High School;
  • Finn Adams and Mary Damian, Cypress Woods High School;
  • Bobby Ginsburg, Jersey Village High School;
  • Elizabeth Cermak, Sarah Cermak, Andreina Hurtado and Rachel Pastrano, Langham Creek High School;
  • Katie McElroy, Anthony Middle School;
  • Evelyn Nava, Campbell Middle School;
  • Paige Hacker, Cook Middle School;
  • Hannah Stautzenberger, Hamilton Middle School;
  • Ariana Chaidez, Smith Middle School;
  • Victoria Vasisko, Clarissa Wallace and Isabella Wallace, Spillane Middle School; and
  • Lauren McClure, Truitt Middle School.        

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Langham Creek HS students, Sarah and Elizabeth Cermark, rehearse for the HRB’s Celebration of Dance

HRB is Houston’s premier pre-professional ballet company.  Founded by nationally acclaimed teachers and choreographers Victoria Vittum and Gilbert Rome, HRB is celebrating its 20th anniversary season. For the last several years, HRB’s productions have sold out, prompting HRB to add additional performances in 2015-2016.

Celebration of Dance performances are April 23-24 and tickets can be purchased at

Major funding for HRB is provided by Houston Endowment, Inc. with additional support provided by ConocoPhillips and Vintage Wellness. Celebration of Dance is funded by a grant from the Texas Commission for the Arts through the Houston Arts Alliance.

Courtesy of the District