R E A CH was founded by the Houston Ballet's Melody Walsh, Connor Walsh, and Oliver Halkowich in 2015. The goal was to provide dancers and choreographers a platform to challenge their creative limits while giving back to the community.
REACH had its inaugural performances in April of 2016 with seven new works choreographed by Melody Mennite, Oliver Halkowich, Connor Walsh, Shu Kinouchi, Hayden Stark, Shahar Dori, and Chris Gray. The two performances raised $11,000 for Houston Ballet's X3 program. For more information on X3 click here.
The 2017 performances will take place on June 30 and July 1 at the Margaret Alkek Williams Dance Lab. All proceeds will again benefit the Houston Ballet's X3 Program.
Friends, get us on stage
The costs of putting on a show begin long before the curtain rises. Since REACH is a charity driven project that donates 100% of proceeds to the arts education program X3 each year, we need your help getting our pieces on stage. Marketing, PR, merchandising, production management, lighting needs, rehearsal space… These are but a few of the elements that have cost involved as we build interest and content for REACH 2017. We cannot function without the support of our community and our community also needs us! So if you are able, we ask that you make a donation in any amount you can to GET US ON STAGE! Thank you for your support and we hope to see you at the shows.