Artistic Director Emily Molnar, formerly of the National Ballet of Canada, the Frankfurt Ballet and a principal dancer with Ballet BC has revitalized this company of 18 dynamic, intelligent and passionate dancers. Her vision of contemporary ballet rooted in classicism has electrified audiences in Vancouver and on tour to the National Arts Centre and other venues. Named one of Dance Magazine’s 25 to Watch in 2013, Dance Victoria is very excited to celebrate the return of this fiesty company to the Royal Theatre after an eight-year absence. The program includes two new works by Finnish-born choreographer Jorma Elo and Director Molnar.
Founded in 1986 and led by Artistic Director Emily Molnar, Ballet BC is an internationally acclaimed collaborative and interactive contemporary ballet company that is a leader and resource in the creation, production and education of contemporary ballet. Bold and innovative our company’s distinctive style and approach has helped the company make a unique and valuable contribution to the development of dance and art. Ballet BC consists of a select group of 18 dancers (14 full time, 1 guest and 3 apprentices) with exceptional classical and contemporary dance training who are uniquely individual for their artistry, dynamic movement, intelligence and passion. The Company presents a diverse repertoire of Canadian and International contemporary ballet from the late 20th and early 21st centuries and is a hotbed for the creation and performance of new works.