She has performed the lead roles in a number of Ben Stevenson’s classical productions, including Aurora and Blue Bird in The Sleeping Beauty, Juliet in Romeo and Juliet, Odette/Odile in Swan Lake, Kitri in Don Quixote, Swanilda in Coppélia, Alice and Tiger Lily in Alice in Wonderland, Cinderella in Cinderella, the pas de deux from Esmeralda, and both Sugar Plum Fairy and Snow Queen in The Nutcracker. Equally familiar with the work of other classical choreographers, she has also been featured in the lead roles in Sir Frederick Ashton’s La Fille Mal Gardée; Stanton Welch’s Swan Lake and Madame Butterfly; Sir Kenneth MacMillan’s Manon; Maina Gielgud’s staging of Giselle; and James Kudelka’s The Firebird. Trey McIntyre created and set on Ms. Webb the role of Wendy in his Peter Pan (2002) and the role of Thumbelina in The Shadow (2003).
In addition to her classical work, Ms. Webb has performed feature roles in a number of Houston Ballet’s repertory works, including Stanton Welch’s Nosotros, Divergence, Maninyas, A Dance in the Garden of Mirth, Indigo, Velocity and Bruiser; Mr. Stevenson’s Four Last Songs and Five Poems; Christopher Bruce’s Ghost Dances, Sergeant Early’s Dream, Rooster and the world premiere of Hush; Trey McIntyre’s Second Before the Ground; Serge Lifar’s Suite en Blanc; Harald Lander’s Etudes; Jiri Kylian’s Forgotten Land; Sir Kenneth McMillan’s Gloria (Pas de Quatre); George Balanchine’s Theme and Variations, Apollo, Western Symphony, The Four Temperaments (the Sanguinic couple) and Serenade (Russian Girl); Sir Frederick Ashton’s Les Patineurs; Nacho Duato’s Without Words; William Forsythe’s In the middle, somewhat elevated; Lila York’s Rules of the Game; Natalie Weir’s Steppenwolf and The Host; Julia Adam’s The Accidental; and Mark Morris’s Sandpaper Ballet. Ms. Webb was a finalist at the 2002 International Ballet Competition, performing Mr. Stevenson’s Twilight, which he choreographed and set on Ms. Webb and Ian Casady for the competition, and they performed in its world premiere at the Bolshoi Theatre in Moscow in 2002.
Ms. Webb was honored to perform two Stevenson works — Twilight and the Esmeralda pas de deux — at the June 2003 gala honoring Mr. Stevenson on the occasion of his retirement as artistic director of Houston Ballet. Ms. Webb is married to Ryan Bardo.
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