Had lunch with Steven Woodgate who has been Ballet Master with the Houston Ballet since 2004. Steven was with the Australian Ballet for almost 20 years graduating to Senior Artist in 1996, and our mums have known each other for decades but today was the first time we'd met. He was kind enough to give me the grand tour through the Houston Ballet offices, workshops and rehearsal rooms, all of which are wonderfully white and airy with floor to ceiling windows. I also got to see the stage where SHOW BOAT is playing and I suspect you could actually steer several Cotton Blossoms around the humungous backstage space. Great fun.