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On Monday, September 9, 2013,'s Houston Performing Arts Examiner, Gary Lindsay, sat down with Ballet Dancer Jessica Collado, First Soloist with Houston Ballet, at the Houston Ballet Center for Dance in downtown Houston, Texas, for a Video Interview to discuss her promotion to First Soloist, and what her experiences have been like as a Ballet Dancer with Houston Ballet.

Among the many subjects discussed were her Act 1, Opening Night premiere performance as First Soloist to open the Houston Ballet 2013-14 Season, which happened to also coincide with her Birthday.

Other subjects covered were her Spring Break performances with Houston-based iMEE in Turin, Italy (Video), her Summer Vacation performances with Post:Ballet in San Francisco (Video), and Houston Ballet's upcoming performances at The Joyce Theater in New York City (Video), and the Lang Lang Dance Project at Théâtre des Champs-Élysées in Paris (Video).

Within the media materials are video and images of Jessica performing with fellow Houston Ballet dancers Ian Casady, and Connor Walsh, and she gives her views on working with Artistic Director Stanton Welch, during his entire time at Houston Ballet, as he currently celebrates his 10 Year Anniversary with the organization.

Jessica also gives many personal observations about what it is like to be a ballet dancer; including her daily, weekly, and performance schedule routines; her physical training regimen and diet; how assignment schedules are determined; and how choreography is notated, taught, and passed along to successive companies.

Plus, what it is like to be a member of such a vibrant and successful ballet company, the thoughts and feelings of ballet dancing, and what it is like to stand on stage after a brilliant performance, and hear the thundering applause and ovation of an ecstatic audience.

Special thanks to Kimberly Cedeño of Houston Ballet for coordinating and helping to make this Jessica Collado Video Interview possible, and many Deluxe Extra Thanks to the charming and accommodating Jessica Collado, for her gracious attitude and cooperation, which went well above and beyond the requirements of a normal interview.

Jessica Collado Video Interview:

Contact Gary Lindsay at:
Twitter: @GaryLindsayExam
YouTube: GaryLindsayExaminer
Cell: 832.289.4475


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