Diane Spinelli

/Diane Spinelli

Diane Spinelli


Diane (Yelenosky) Spinelli, was a member of the Houston Ballet from 1978-1985 where artistic director, Ben Stevenson, choreographed featured roles on her—Helga in Ben Stevenson’s Peer Gynt, and Clara in The Nutcracker. She performed the role of Fanny Cerrito in Sir Anton Dolin’s Pas de Quatre, a Russian girl in Balanchine’s Serenade, and the Wedding Dance pas de deux in Act III of Coppelia. Prior to that she danced with the National Ballet of Iran in Tehran, Iran (1976-77) after completing her training at the Royal Ballet School in London, England. Repertoire includes Peter Wright’s Giselle, Ben Stevenson’s Swan LakeThe NutcrackerSleeping BeautyCinderella and Peer Gynt, George Balanchine’s Serenade (Helgi Tomasson), Frederick Ashton’s Two Pigeons, as well as CoppeliaRaymonda Act III, FirebirdLa Fille Mal GardeePrince IgorScheherezade, David Lichine’s Graduation Ball, Harold Lander’s Etudes, John Cranko’s The Lady and the Fool, Ronald Hynd’s Papillon and Rosalinda, Glen Tetley’s Daphnis and Chloe, Barry Moreland’s Prodigal Son in Ragtime, and Doris Humphrey’s Water Study.

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