Dance Victoria presents Alberta Ballet’s The Nutcracker from December 4 to 6, 2015 at the Royal Theatre. As part of its Nutcracker marketing campaign, in collaboration with the Oak Bay Business Improvement Association, the community is invited to help Find the Nutcracker in Oak Bay Village. From November 18 to November 29, you can visit …

2015 Chrystal Dance Prize Winners Announced

Dance Victoria is pleased to announce the winners of its annual Chrystal Dance Prize (CDP) that supports the development of new dance works by western Canadian dance artists working with an international artist or group of artists.

Ballet BC. Dancer: Livona Ellis. Photo: Michael Slobodian

2014 Chrystal Dance Prize Winner Kimberley Cooper writes…

Brazil is a wild country. I have now been there three times, and each time as I discover more I realize how much more there is to learn.

RWB’s Nutcracker at Victoria’s Royal Theatre

We are still thinking about Clara, the Sugar Plum Fairy, and the Nutcracker Prince as we head towards Christmas.


BalletBoyz short film: tribute to fallen soldiers

Lovely specially commissioned short film for Britain’s Channel 4 by the Boyz. Watch Here  

Serpent by BalletBoyz. Photo: Panayiotis Sinnos

BalletBoyz Interviews: Never been to the ballet before and LOVED BalletBoyz

Watch & Listen to this charming, funny interview from Manchester of two women who have never seen ballet before – and hear what they thought about BalletBoyz… …the accompanying video gives you a look at some of the beautiful choreography in The Talent.  Yes! this is the performance we are seeing in TWO WEEKS at the Royal Theatre in Victoria! Quotes from …

BalletBoyz 2014 Tour video still shot

BalletBoyz Interviews: first of three videos – Stay Tuned!

Countdown to BalletBoyz! The company is rehearsing in London and counting the days until they head to North America. Catch a glimpse of rehearsal, and hear more about the tour from the Boyz themselves. Check back to the Dance Victoria Blog on October 28 and Nov 4 for new webcasts from the company!

Elsewhere at the Holiday Inn

I’m just back from a weekend in Toronto where I went (thanks to the Canada Council) to see a new dance work by Heidi Strauss, whose company adelheid was resident at Dance Victoria Studios for two weeks last January. Strauss is a much-loved fixture on the Toronto scene. Her extensive teaching and recent work with Toronto Dance …

Dance Victoria Appoints New General Manager

Dance Victoria’s Executive Producer, Stephen White announced the appointment of Vancouver’s Bernard Sauvé to the new position of General Manager effective November 1, 2014. “I’m very happy that Bernard will be joining our team in Victoria,” says White. “He comes to an organization that is on solid financial ground and undergoing a process of renewal …


This past summer, DV has been happy to host Dyana Sonik-Henderson of Broken Rhythms for a creative residency at our studios. During Henderson’s residency here, we got to see and be part of Ghosts of Rorscharch for which Henderson’s dance company, Broken Rhythms, preformed a series of smaller works full of intricate movements that captivated the audience.   The …