Shelly Power, the Houston Ballet Academy director, will take on the dual role of artistic director and CEO of the prestigious Prix de Lausanne competition. Houston Ballet artistic director Stanton Welch credits Power for building up the Houston Ballet Academy, which has grown into a nationally recognized training program. It's noted for not only its artistic excellence, but also the school's dedication to development programs like career-planning and wellness. The Prix de Lausanne has a similar vision, with programs that promote education and health for the competing dancers.
Hopefully Power's presence at the Prix signals an even greater commitment to placing dancers on healthy career paths and nurturing growth over competition.