“After more than 30 years as Resident or Associate Choreographer with the Houston Ballet, both the company and I feel the time has come when it would be appropriate for me to step aside in order to allow another choreographer the opportunity of holding this prestigious position.
Needless to say, I have hugely enjoyed my collaboration with the Houston Ballet. It has been an honor to have worked with such a remarkable company where the standards have been maintained at the highest level under the direction of both Ben Stevenson and Stanton Welch, and where I have been truly fortunate to have seen my ballets danced by several generations of wonderful artists. I should add that there is mutual interest in me continuing to stage work in Houston from time to time and I look forward with pleasure to those visits.
When the appointment is made, I wish the new Associate Choreographer every success and sincerely hope they experience all the pleasure and creative excitement I have been privileged to know with the company over so many years."