For $53 Million, Houston Ballerinas Won’t Dance Around Buckets

November, 2009

When it rains hard, dancers leap around buckets placed underneath the leaks.

The Houston Ballet has struggled with challenging conditions at its headquarters in a former clothing factory since 1984, said spokeswoman Shauna Tysor. Not for much longer.

In July, ground was broken for a $53 million Houston Ballet headquarters in the city’s theater district, which also hosts the Houston Grand Opera, the Houston Symphony and the Alley Theatre.

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