Hayden Stark, Jessie Gill and Bridget Kuhns

Super Heroes!

The Ballet Ball is always the ultimate dance party — and this year’s “Heroes, Gods and Stars” bash was no exception. Richard Flowers of The Events Company transformed a tented space outside of the Houston Ballet Center for Dance into a custom ballroom filled with gold and gilded details, a nod to the company’s production of Sylvia, a show rooted in Greek mythology. A silent auction touted items like a trip to Aspen and gems from Tenenbaum Jewelers, contributing to the evening’s overall till of $1.6 million — and making this year’s ball the most successful ever. The crowd of 500-plus enjoyed a dinner of sea bass with pesto (made with olives from the Greek island of Thassos!) and orzo risotto with lobster, then joined The Big Beyond on the dance floor.

  • Jeremy McKinney and Elise Lubanko
    Jeremy McKinney and Elise Lubanko
  • Lynn Wyatt
    Lynn Wyatt
  • Marc and Duyen Nguyen
    Marc and Duyen Nguyen
  • Sylvester Turner and Phoebe Tudor
    Sylvester Turner and Phoebe Tudor
  • Hayden Stark, Jessie Gill and Bridget Kuhns
    Hayden Stark, Jessie Gill and Bridget Kuhns
  • Jesse H. Jones II and Terry Wayne Jones
    Jesse H. Jones II and Terry Wayne Jones
  • Harper Watters and Melody Mennite
    Harper Watters and Melody Mennite
  • Stanton Welch and Richard Flowers
    Stanton Welch and Richard Flowers
  • The Big Beyond
    The Big Beyond
  • Emily Kernan and Amy LeBlanc Cloud
    Emily Kernan and Amy LeBlanc Cloud