Frances Perez-Ball

Frances Perez-Ball trained at Julian E. Blanco School of Performing Arts in San Juan, Puerto Rico, Hartford Ballet School, Eglevsky Ballet, and Point Park College.  Frances began her career with Ballet Teatro Municipal de San Juan. As a principal dancer with Ballet Municipal, she toured the United States and Latin America performing various roles in full-length ballets such as Aurora in The Sleeping Beauty, Swanhilda in Coppelia, and Kitri in Don Quixote

Frances joined Boston Ballet in 1995. Her performances with Boston Ballet include featured roles in The Nutcracker, Swan Lake, Cinderella, Giselle, Dracula, Onegin, Abdallah, Anna-Marie Holmes' staging of La Bayadère, Christopher Wheeldon's Corybantic Ecstasies and The Four Seasons, Balanchine's Serenade, Theme and Variations, Ballo de la Regina, Symphony in C, Movements Pro Gesualto, and The Four Temperaments, Daniel Pelzig's 1998 World Premiere set to music by George Gershwin, Nine Lives: Songs of Lyle Lovett, and Bachianas, Nacho Duato's Without Words and Jardi Tancat, Lila York’s Ode to Joy and Celts, William Forsyth’s In the Middle Somewhat Elevated, Paul Taylor's Company B, Stanton Welch’s Madame Butterfly, as well as Ben Stevenson's Dracula and Cleopatra

In 2003 Frances was invited to join Houston Ballet under the direction of Stanton Welch.  There she performed works by Mr. Welch including Divergence and In the Garden of Myrth, Serge Lafar’s Suite en Blanc, Trey MacIntyre’s Touched, and Balanchine’s La Valse among others.

Frances was the recipient of the 1999 Copa International Capezio Award for her outstanding work in ballet.  

Frances has been on the teaching staff of Boston Ballet School, Pittsburgh Ballet Theater School, The Hope Stone, the Payne Academy, Kansas City Ballet, The Vancouver Ballet Society, Saratoga Summer Dance Intensive, MET dance company, as well as on the staff of the upper level school of Houston Ballet.