Elise Judson, Corps de ballet
Deane Dance Center
Houston Ballet's Ben Stevenson Academy
Joined the Company
Romeo and Juliet and Jiri Kylian's Petite Mort
One defining moment...
Every opportunity I have to perform is a defining moment in my career.
Elise Judson was born in Sacramento, California, where she trained under Barbara Crockett and Allyson Deane at the Deane Dance Center. In August of 2007, Elise became a member of Houston Ballet II, where she performed in many ballets, including a world premiere by Stanton Welch, choreographed to Brahms' Liebeslieder Waltzes Op. 52 for Da Camera of Houston. Since joining the company in November of 2007, Elise has enjoyed being featured in many ballets, her favorites including: Stanton Welch's Falling, the first pas de deux in Antony Tudor's The Leaves are Fading, the Sugar Plum Fairy in The Nutcracker, Queen's Daughter and Neapolitan Princess in Stanton Welch's Swan Lake, Jiri Kylian's Falling Angels, the fourth solo in George Balanchine's Ballo Della Regina, and William Forsythe's The Vertiginous Thrill of Exactitude.