Peeking in on Dracula Rehearsals

This weekend on my trip to Houston I was able to photograph BAHBT’s Dracula rehearsals. I didn’t get to see last years production and probably won’t be able to attend it this year as well, so it was a lot of fun getting to sit in on rehearsals. I’m so jealous of these kids. I keep thinking how much I would’ve loved to do this version of Dracula when I was in the company!

Check out the video from last year! Visit www.bahbt.org for more information on this years production.

~cc

Advertisements

I Never Thought I’d Say This

But I’m so excited to go back to Houston!

Things I’ve particularly missed (besides friends and family):

1. My adorable doggies, Bobby and BJ.

2. Tokyo Bowl. Before I’m even going to my house when I get home I’m eating at Tokyo Bowl. Four months without it has been dreadful.

3. Luis’ class. I can’t wait for him to whip my bootay back in shape.

4. My room. I miss having my own things around me.

5. My Wife, Ashley Van Pelt. I miss this girl so stinkin much and I’m pretty sure we’re going to be inseparable for the next month.

~cc

Favorite Images from 2010

from personal photos to my photoshoots, here are my favorite photos from last year.

There are so many more images that I love from this past year, but of course I couldn’t put them all up. Can’t wait to see all the images that are created out of 2011.

Please Please Please go see this!!

Here’s another video of Nat made for BAHBT’s Dracula which opens tomorrow night!! It looks absolutely breathtaking and I so wish I could see it live. What an amazing production this is going to be and you don’t want to miss it!

Stunning. Have a great run for everyone in it! I miss all of you so much and congrats on a magnificent production!

~cc

Ballet with a Bite

So back home in Houston, BAHBT is getting ready to open a new ballet production of Dracula with choreography by Luis Fuente. I’ve seen much of the show and it looks amazing. I’m so sad that I’ll miss it!

How about you do me a favor. Why don’t you go see it for me?

Shows are October 22 & 23 at 7:30 and the 23rd & 24th at 2pm. Call 281-480-1617 for tickets or visit www.bahbt.org.

Here’s a video advertisement for the show that my sister, Natalie, put together. Natalie is responsible for the story, music, and much more for this production and I’m so proud of her. Enjoy and go see it this weekend!!

~cc

RDA Part 3: Performances

This year at RDA our company performed Travis’ “Dearly Departed”, my “A Day in the Life of a PrimaDiva”, and Luis’, “Ensuenos.” I thought we were very well represented; we showed that we could do contemporary, theatre tap, pointe tap, classical ballet, and neo classical. I was very proud to be a representative for BAHBT.

The cast of “Dearly Departed” minus Travis (he was busy doing his hair!)

My Piece closed Act II of Emerging Night and it was one of the best times we had ever done it. I was so happy with the way it went and was so proud of my cast.

This is clip of the number when it was performed at our Adjudication in February.

On Gala night, we performed Ensuenos next to last in the show. I was extremely nervous… I don’t know why though… anyways, the number went so well and we (including Luis!) were all very pleased.

Here’s a pic of Heather, Dev, and Cara backstage getting ready.

I’m so excited for…

1) Getting my new jeans and bathing suit in the mail tomorrow!!!

2) RDA. RDA Roomies! RDA classes. Meeting Richard Calmes! RDA shows. Performing Travis, Luis, and my’s pieces. Dressing up pretty.

3) a very exciting photo shoot in San Antonio before RDA (details forthcoming)

4) Grease. We’ve almost finished staging the show and it looks great. Kevin has made the show so fresh and fun and we’re all having so much fun. Add costumes, wigs, lights, and an audience… OOH I CAN’T WAIT!

5) Rockette audition on the 29th of next month!