Houston Ballet’s first soloist – the dance company’s first Black queer person to hold the position. Since 2011, Watters has dazzled audiences with his elegant moves in the Houston Ballet.
From completing principal roles in the three act ballet Sylvia to his role as the Prince in The Nutcracker, Watters has been steadily honing his craft.
All of his hard work paid off when he was promoted to first soloist in 2021. A post shared by HARPER WATTERS (@theharperwatters)As the first Black queer person to hold the position at the Houston Ballet, Watters recognizes the responsibility and the privilege that comes with it.
But he also understands the influence he has within the role. His passion for dance was sparked after witnessing the Alvin Ailey Dance Theatre’s collection of melanated dancers.