Candice's Bio

Candice A. Houser is a native of Bucks County, Pennsylvania and began her classical ballet training at Dance Elite under the tutelage of Maxim Ponomarenko (Kiev State Ballet School, Ukraine) and Nadia Pavlenko (Vaganova Ballet Academy, Russia). Ms. Houser furthered her study and training in dance at Wilson College where she majored in Dance Performance with a focus in Ballet. During her time at Wilson College she spent winter breaks taking open classes in New York City and summers studying at Ballet Hispanico, The Nutmeg Conservatory for the Arts, and Nashville Ballet. She performed many principal and soloist roles with the College Dance Ensemble, Orchises, and with the local ballet school. 

Upon graduating, Ms. Houser joined Spiritoso Ballet Company in Bucks County (Pennsylvania) as a soloist and within her first year with the Company was promoted to principal dancer. Ms. Houser has gone on to have danced for Donetsk State Opera and Ballet Theatre (Ukraine), Opera Carolina (North Carolina), Toledo Opera (Ohio), and Actor’s Gym (North Carolina) to name a few companies.  She has performed many principal roles, soloist roles, and original choreography throughout her career.Such roles included Snow Queen, Arabian, Marzipan, and Dew Drop Fairy in The Nutcracker; Princess Aurora, Lilac Fairy, and Gold Fairy in Sleep Beauty; Princess Vasilisa in Firebird; the Hobby Horse and the Ballerina Doll in Amy Urks’ Night Before Christmas; The Kingdom of the Shades, Shade three variation in La Bayadere; an opportunity as a pre-professional to understudyLisa Sundstrom as Cinderella, and original choreography by Brendan McCall, Susan Rethorst, and Keith A. Thompson. 

Ms. Houser now resides in Charlotte, North Carolina and is coached by Dr. Andrew Carr (Washington Ballet). Ms. Houser has been performing as a guest artist and free-lance dancer since moving to the South.She has performed for various choreographers and companies in Florida, North Carolina, and Pennsylvania. Type your paragraph here.