Gielgud Resigns From Houston Ballet

Maina Gielgud has resigned as artistic advisor to Houston Ballet. She said she resigned in early July because her situation “had become increasingly ambivalent and uncomfortable. Last season, despite a number of attendant problems, including the threat of canceling my version of Giselle, I still hoped that for 2005-2006 there might be some way of establishing a viable relationship.” She said her views and artistic director Christopher Welch’s “have diverged rapidly in relation to the long-term goals, vision, ideals, management style and methods of directing a classically based ballet company. … It has been increasingly difficult to understand where his vision lies, what his goals are’.”