Houston Repertoire Ballet (HRB), Houston’s premier pre-professional ballet company, celebrates its 22nd season, beginning with its 16th annual performance series of The Nutcracker, featuring professional guest artists Yuriko Kajiya, as the Sugar Plum Fairy, Jared Matthews as the Cavalier, Andrew Taft as the Snow King, and Joe Modlin as Herr Drosselmeyer, with the Cypress Philharmonic directed by Glynnes Lanthier. For ticket information, call 281-940-HRB1 (4721) or visit www.hrbdance.org. The Houston Repertoire Ballet (HRB) is a non-profit 501(c)(3), founded by Victoria Vittum and Gilbert Rome, both nationally acclaimed teachers and choreographers who served as its co-artistic directors. Today, Ms. Vittum oversees training and programming with an equal eye to serving the needs of the community. Major funding provided by the City of Tomball and Houston Endowment with additional support provided by Vintage Wellness, and AirInnovations.