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Jessica Collado Stars In Houston Ballet’s The Merry Widow And Meg Booth Takes The Helm of SPA

We introduce you to Houston ballerina Jessica Collado and the Society for the Performing Arts’ new leader Meg Booth.


Jessica Collado and Meg Booth


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In this episode of "Unwrap Your Candies Now," Catherine Lu talks with Houston Ballet Principal Dancer, Jessica Collado, about her life as a dancer and her lead role in The Merry Widow, from May 31 – June 9 at the Wortham Center.

Ernie Manouse chats with Society for the Performing Arts CEO, Meg Booth, about joining the organization this past December and about SPA's 2019 – 2020 season. Booth previously served for over a decade as Director of Dance Programming at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts.

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Music used in the ballet segment: The Merry Widow (excerpt) by Franz Lehar, Houston Ballet Orchestra conducted by Ermanno Florio.


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Catherine Lu

Catherine Lu

Senior Content Producer & Announcer

While growing up in Chicago and Houston, Catherine’s love for art, music and creative writing was influenced by her teachers and parents. She was once concertmaster of the Clear Lake High School Orchestra and a four-time violinist of the Texas All-State Symphony. A graduate of the University of Chicago, Catherine...

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