THE LOS ANGELES TIMES Lewis Segal Judith Aaen demonstrates what balletic wonders taste, skill and quiet confidence can accomplish. In both the Snow and Konfituerenburg pas de deux, Miss Aaen proves mistress of crisp pirouettes, extended balances and stylish musicality.
VARIETY Will Nearly 2000 attended the event marked by the outstanding Pas de Deux in “Nutcracker” by Judith Aaen.
THE LOS ANGELES TIMES Walter Arlen “Le Corsaire” proved to be a dazzler, danced by Judith Aaen.
SANTA FE NEW MEXICAN Beverly Katz Miss Aaen brought to "Combat” the polished technique, tremendous strength and total control that is the mark of a great dancer. In “Paquita” she again worked exceptionally with her crisp fouettes.
THE STATE Adger Brown Judith Aaen is a star in her own right. Miss Aaen is a meticulous performer of high technical accomplishments combined with the seemingly effortless grace that makes her dancing such a joy to behold.
WEST L.A. INDEPENDENT Priscilla Comen Not enough words can be used to praise sufficiently the artistic dancing of Judith Aaen. Never were a Sugar Plum Fairy and her Prince more beautiful more graceful more elegant in every moment. BRAVO!
THE MONITOR Doria Avila Originally the Ballet de Paris mounted “Le Combat" as a vehicle for Colette Marchand’s much publicized glamorous legs. Later, Melissa Hayden with New York City Ballet made it her own work with her razor sharp pointe work. Then along came Judith Aaen. This critic suddenly sat up and took notice plus another look at "Combat." Unlike all others, Miss Aaen grabbed this ballet and ran with it. She dances with a brilliance and fire that are truly devastating. In the closing moments of "Le Combat” when she is mortally wounded and flings off her helmet, Judith Aaen reveals herself as an actress of great skill. She's a powerhouse! With hardly enough time to catch her breath and change during intermission, she was back to wow the fans in "Paquita" in an endless fury of "fouettes" performing the regulation 32 whipping turns on one leg with flawless ease. DANCE MAGAZINE Doris Hering Flower Festival Pas de Deux was a credible performance with great warmth and charm. Miss Aaen is well suited to the fleetness of the style....Concierto de Aranjuez second movement duet had an austerity of mood and structure.
HOUSTON CHRONICLE Maxine BIG CITY BEAT Houston, Texas Famed ballet dancer for years with the Ballet Russe de Monte Carlo, LEON DANIELIAN, jetted here from New York Monday and headed to Huntsville to catch Judith Aaen dance in the first performance of the new Houston Ballet Company.
THE ODESSA AMERICAN G’Anna Hayes Pas de Dix, Miss Aaen in all white brought gasps and applause from the audience with magnificent executions. SILSBEE Don Wall Tchaikovsky Pas de Deux proved a perfect showcase for the exquisite talents of Judith Aaen. Pas de Dix another stunning performance by Miss Aaen.
HOUSTON CHRONICLE Ann Holmes Miss Aaen's Pas de Deux in the second movement "Night" of the evening's climactic ballet, "Concerto de Aranjuez” was a rapturous rendezvous in Spanish blackness-intense and tactile in its yearning and sinuous gesture. The highlight. Miss Aaen appeared again in her much applauded excerpt Flower Festival at Genzano which she performed with great freshness and elan.
THE ABILENE REPORTER NEWS Sam Pendergrast The real essence of the balletic art was displayed by Judith Aaen.
CORPUS CHRISTI CALLER Ralph Thibodeau Flower Festival at Genzano featured the considerable talents of prima ballerina, Judith Aaen. The grace and beauty of movement of the ballerina kept the audience on the edge of their seats. In the concluding work, Pas de Dix, the prima ballerina gave a flawless performance. ANAHEIM BULLETIN Nancy Tracy Miss Aaen was a seductive Carmen. The empassioned pas de deux of Carmen and Don Jose in the second scene was the hightlight of the ballet.
LUBBOCK AVALANCHE-JOURNAL Jack Sheridan The lithesome and totally delightful ballerina, Judith Aaen's impeccable crispness is a joy to behold. Miss Aaen would be a credit to any company; she is the shining light for Houston.
THE REGISTER Cheryl Addams Judith Aaen, star of the Houston Ballet shows the utmost in grace and elegance in her performances. While lithe and fragile in appearance, she holds an audience nearly breathless with her swift and skillful execution of the most difficult movements.
HOUSTON POST Carl Cunningham Judith Aaen provided graceful and diamond like solos and drew the first evening’s applause in "Corsaire."
CASPER STAR TRIBUNE Community Concerts The “Grand Pas de Deux” from the "Nutcracker” was the highlight of the evening. The partnering was in perfect timing and the performance of Judith Aaen was lovely and pure. In the final number Noir et Blanc, Judith Aaen astounded the crowd by performing twenty-four fouettes, every fourth one being a double revolution.
THE SCHULENBURG Miss Aaen was truly a beautiful, rare, delicate bisque figurine come to life. Schulenburg is fortunate to have had ballet introduced to the community by a dancer of her skill.
THE MONITOR Doria Avila Star Judith Aaen given standing ovations. Her pointe work is stiletto sharp, there are no mannerisms and she commands a crystalline technical virtuosity. Her Sugar Plum Fairy is fragile and dainty. Yet some will remember her fierce dramatic power in ballets like "Le Combat."
PALO ALTO TIMES Dorothy Nichols Judith Aaen, as exact in rhythm as a fine mechanism, a puppet with no such things as human muscles to control gave pleasure by sheer perfection.
MERCED SUN-STAR Sibyl J. Groves Judith Aaen, brilliant!