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Ballet British Columbia

  • Overview

    An internationally acclaimed collaborative and creation-based contemporary ballet company that is a leader and resource in the creation, production and education of contemporary dance in Canada.

    Founded in 1986, BALLET BC has been under the leadership of Artistic Director Emily Molnar (former member of The National Ballet of Canada, BALLET BC and the Ballet Frankfurt) since 2009. BALLET BC is an internationally acclaimed collaborative and creation-based contemporary ballet company that is a leader and resource in the creation, production and education of contemporary dance in Canada. Bold and innovative, the company’s distinctive style and approach has made a unique and valuable national contribution to the development of dance.

    Ballet BC’s dancers are a group of open-minded and curious artists, each unique for their dynamic movement while sharing an intuitive passion for dance. BALLET BC is committed to its role as a leader in the community through dancer training opportunities, community and audience outreach, and professional development activities.

    The company presents a diverse repertoire of Canadian and international work from the late 20th and early 21st centuries, and is a hotbed for the creation and performance of new works. Since 2009, the company has developed a repertoire of more than 45 new works by acclaimed Canadian and international choreographers.

    Under the artistic direction of Emily Molnar, former member of The National Ballet of Canada, Ballet BC and the Ballet Frankfurt, the company actively fosters collaborations that support artists, choreographers and audiences alike, furthering the boundaries of contemporary dance. They embrace excellence in the practice of contemporary ballet, with its wide diversity of technique and style, honoring its roots and components.