Portrait of a Ballerina

The joy and grace of dance has never been more celebrated than this season in Houston - as the MFA's Degas show, with the master's impressions of the art form, draws grateful crowds - and the Houston Ballet opens its new 'Nutcracker.' Here, a loving ode, with young members of the city company in holiday finery.

  • Chloe gown, Saks Fifth Avenue; Casato earrings, Leslie Ann Jewels
    Chloe gown, Saks Fifth Avenue; Casato earrings, Leslie Ann Jewels
  • Braden Maxwell top, Saks Fifth Avenue; vintage skirt and jewelry
    Braden Maxwell top, Saks Fifth Avenue; vintage skirt and jewelry
  • Dolce & Gabbana fringe dress; Valentino ballerina flats
    Dolce & Gabbana fringe dress; Valentino ballerina flats
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    Roberto Cavalli gown; black-pearl earrings, Deutsch & Deutsch
  • Oscar de la Renta dress, Neiman Marcus; choker, IW Marks
    Oscar de la Renta dress, Neiman Marcus; choker, IW Marks
  • Valentino bodysuit
    Valentino bodysuit
  • Brunello Cucinelli dress, Neiman Marcus; Dolce & Gabbana belt
    Brunello Cucinelli dress, Neiman Marcus; Dolce & Gabbana belt
  • Alaia flared-sleeve dress, Neiman Marcus
    Alaia flared-sleeve dress, Neiman Marcus
  • Chanel ensemble; choker, Leslie Ann Jewels; Mikimoto earrings, Deutsch & Deutsch
    Chanel ensemble; choker, Leslie Ann Jewels; Mikimoto earrings, Deutsch & Deutsch
  • Casato diamond lariat necklace, Lesley Ann Jewels
    Casato diamond lariat necklace, Lesley Ann Jewels
  • Carolina Herrera dress; earrings, Deutsch & Deutsch; Dolce & Gabbana headband
    Carolina Herrera dress; earrings, Deutsch & Deutsch; Dolce & Gabbana headband

 

Photos by Steven Visneau
Produced by Kate Stukenberg
Styling by Rene Garza
Styling assistance by Molly Jodeit
Grooming byTree Vaello
Modeling by Houston Ballet’s Nina Fernandez,
Thays Golz, Michael Ryan and Madison Young
Shot on location at the Cheek Neel coffee building in EaDo