Ōkāreka Dance Company in Mana Wahine. Photo: Alex Efimoff
Ōkāreka Dance Company in Mana Wahine. Photo: Alex Efimoff

Thank you to our sponsors

Dance Victoria has always relied on support from the private sector to ensure our ability to bring the best dance to Victoria as well as foster the best dance created in Victoria.

Dance Victoria’s sponsorship program gives businesses, foundations, and individuals the unique opportunity to support the World’s Best Dance right here in Victoria and provide meaningful contributions towards our most visible and significant activities. Sponsorship opportunities are available for performances in the Dance at the Royal Series, special presentations, post-show receptions, dance creation, and more!

A sponsorship gift expresses your leadership in the arts community, while achieving your philanthropic, marketing, and community outreach goals.

Learn about Dance Victoria’s audience, demographics, and sponsorship benefits by reviewing our 2024/25 Sponsor Brochure. Find out what sponsorship opportunities are ahead in 2024/25!

Do you have questions or ideas? Please contact Shireen McNeilage, Development & Operations Manager.

  • Full colour ad in season house program
  • Complimentary tickets to performances
  • Verbal recognition from the stage
  • Opportunities to meet and mingle with visiting company artists
  • Premium logo placement on show-related marketing collateral
  • Premium logo placement on season collateral, website, and advertisements
  • Customized social media marketing

Season Sponsor


Derma Spa is one of Victoria’s oldest and most well regarded medical esthetic spas; opened in 1999 by Cosmetic and Plastic Surgeon, Dr. Harlow Hollis and his wife Jane. Since its inception, Derma Spa has always focused on providing customized treatment plans and exceptional service backed by physician-led expertise. Through the generosity of Jane and Dr. Hollis, Derma Spa has been a proud Dance Victoria sponsor since 2006 and has served as Season Sponsor since 2010.

dermaspa.ca

Lead Sponsors

Cameron Izard Snell (CIS)

Lead Presentation Co-Sponsor

Gibney Company


Delivering exceptional client service and trusted financial advice since 2007, Cameron Izard Snell LLP has the experienced tax and accounting professionals to help you. We have a record of building enduring client relationships through personalized service and quality work. We believe that our success and longevity depend on the growing success of our clients.
 
We are a mid-sized firm, located in downtown Victoria and recognized for our expertise in estates and trusts, corporate tax and accounting and U.S. personal tax. The founding members of our team received their training from international firms, giving us the unique ability to combine the benefits of big firm experience with small firm service. Our team is committed to excellence, built upon years of advanced training and technical experience.
 
Cameron Izard Snell LLP – “Build your business, grow your wealth”

cistax.ca

Cascadia Architects

Lead Presentation Co-Sponsor

Gibney Company


Cascadia Architects is a Victoria- based design firm. Our areas of practice include public space, commercial, institutional, mixed-use and custom residential projects. Our focus is on in-fill and urban projects, with expertise in sustainability frameworks such as LEED and Passive House. We are interested in working in new ways – collaborating across traditional professional boundaries to assist our clients in identifying and realizing their aspirations and the best results for their projects. Recent projects include Black & White, Bowker Collection, 990 Heywood, Sea Cider Farm, MDRD at Saanich Peninsula Hospital.

cascadiaarchitects.ca

Luxe Home Interiors

Lead Presentation Co-Sponsor

Compagnie Hervé KOUBI


Your HOME should be your favourite place in the world.
Inspired furnishings and personalized options with complimentary design services from our talented interior designers.

luxevictoria.ca

Sotheby's International Realty - Andy Stephenson, sales associate

Lead Presentation Co-Sponsor

Compagnie Hervé KOUBI


Arts and entertainment are a tremendous way to connect people to the community, and community is what makes home a home. Thank you to Dance Victoria’s staff, volunteers and fellow supporters.

sothebysrealty.ca/en/andy-stephenson/

Departures Travel logo

Lead Presentation Sponsor

Nrityagram Dance Ensemble


Departures Travel is an independently owned full-service travel agency in Victoria BC. We are officially Victoria’s oldest travel agency located in a gorgeous sunny location on Oak Bay Avenue. We now have a team and a new office in Sidney BC. We also have a team of travel experts in Alberta.

departurestravel.com

Tulipe Noire Lifestyle Boutique

Lead Presentation Co-Sponsor

Ballets Jazz Montréal (BJM)


At Tulipe Noire, we continue to bring women the very best in today’s quality casual designer fashion.

Two locations on Oak Bay Avenue!
250-370-5000

tulipenoire.com

Jones Emery LLP

Lead Presentation Co-Sponsor

Ballets Jazz Montréal (BJM)


Jones Emery LLP provides a full range of legal services to both individual and corporate clients. A leading presence in the Victoria legal community for more than 45 years, Jones Emery is dedicated to the efficient, professional, and cost-effective resolution of the needs of its clients.

jonesemery.com

JB Lawyers logo

Lead Presentation Sponsor

Ukrainian Shumka Dancers’ Nutcracker


JB Lawyers LLP (formerly Jawl Bundon) is a prominent law firm in Victoria, B.C. that serves individuals, businesses, and non-profit organizations throughout British Columbia and around the world. Their lawyers have the skill and experience to handle a wide range of transactional and litigation matters, particularly in the areas of corporate, commercial, real estate, trusts and estates, family, employment, and personal injury law. They are committed to providing their clients with superior legal representation at a reasonable cost.


jblawyers.ca

Another Brick in Nepal
Rob Tournour logo

Lead Presentation Sponsor

Ukrainian Shumka Dancers’ Nutcracker


In 2015 two major earthquakes struck Nepal, killing 9,000 people and destroying over 900,000 homes. Along with homes, 5000 schools were destroyed and many more damaged in this terrible catastrophe. In rural areas, government help is limited and many small villages have no capacity to rebuild. Another Brick in Nepal (ABIN) was established to address this issue in a practical way.

anotherbrickinnepal.com

Rob Tournour Masonry is a trusted masonry contractor in Victoria, BC, specializing in top-quality commercial and residential masonry services. A family-owned business, based in Victoria since 1997.

Building the Future: in our home and the world.

robtournourmasonry.com

Turnabout Logo

Lead Presentation Sponsor

Circa


Turnabout – Luxury Resale since 1978.

Situated in the heart of beautiful Oak Bay Avenue, Turnabout offers a boutique style shopping experience with equal parts luxury and affordability. Here you can find a surprisingly vast selection of on-trend and contemporary styles for women and men at every budget.

turnabout.com

Ritual Nordic Spa Logo

Lead Presentation Sponsor

Õkāreka Dance Company


Inspired by the classic sauna tradition of Finland, RITUAL Nordic Spa reimagines the hot/cold/relax circuit for a modern sauna experience in a stunning urban setting. Located in Victoria’s Harris Green neighbourhood, RITUAL is a bright oasis with a European-feel. Guests follow a self-directed two-hour hot-cold-relax circuit that includes an indoor cold plunge pool, sauna, steam, Himalayan salt lounge, Nordic bucket shower, plus outdoor patios. Guests can also book private sauna suites or a massage, and can enjoy a snack or beverage afterwards in the licensed café.

ritualnordicspa.com

Receptions Sponsors

Tulipe Noire Lifestyle Boutique

Season Receptions Sponsor


At Tulipe Noire, we continue to bring women the very best in today’s quality casual designer fashion.

Two locations on Oak Bay Avenue!
250-370-5000

tulipenoire.com

Receptions Co-Sponsor

Gibney Company


Fort Properties Ltd. is a third generation, family owned and operated company based in Victoria, B.C. We focus exclusively on property ownership, management, and development, and are deeply committed to creating healthy and vibrant spaces.

The Fort Common District is Fort Properties’ 36,000 sq ft adaptive reuse project directly across the street from the Royal Theatre. The property features some of Victoria’s best restaurants and retailers all surrounding a revitalized brick-walled courtyard, the Fort Common. The Fort Common courtyard serves as a seasonal community-oriented venue for festivals, events and restaurant seating.

fortproperties.ca

The Natural Hair Salon logo

Receptions Co-Sponsor

Compagnie Hervé KOUBI


The Natural Hair Salon not only looks good, we do good. We proudly carry vegan products and are a certified Green and Surfrider salon. We have also just earned our certification for being carbon neutral! Our clients have voted us the best salon in BC for three years straight. Come chat with any of our friendly staff and see what we’re all about! Visit our website or call us 778-433-4247.

thenaturalhairsalon.com

Turnabout Logo

Receptions Co-Sponsor

Ballets Jazz Montréal (BJM)


Turnabout – Luxury Resale since 1978.

Situated in the heart of beautiful Oak Bay Avenue, Turnabout offers a boutique style shopping experience with equal parts luxury and affordability. Here you can find a surprisingly vast selection of on-trend and contemporary styles for women and men at every budget.

turnabout.com

A La Mode logo

Receptions Co-Sponsor

Õkāreka Dance Company


A La Mode Consignment, authentic, upscale, resale boutique since 2008 in the heart of Oak Bay Village.

Our doors are open to everybody, we look forward to socializing with you!

alamodeconsignment.com

Special Program Sponsors

DAU Studio logo

Studio Creation + Residencies Sponsor


DAU Studio (formerly D’AMBROSIO architecture + urbanism) is an award-winning practice in architecture, research, planning and urban design.

daustudio.com

JB Lawyers logo

Artist Residencies Sponsor


JB Lawyers LLP (formerly Jawl Bundon) is a prominent law firm in Victoria, B.C. that serves individuals, businesses, and non-profit organizations throughout British Columbia and around the world. Their lawyers have the skill and experience to handle a wide range of transactional and litigation matters, particularly in the areas of corporate, commercial, real estate, trusts and estates, family, employment, and personal injury law. They are committed to providing their clients with superior legal representation at a reasonable cost.


jblawyers.ca

RBC Emerging Artists

Artist Residencies Sponsor


RBC recognizes the struggle many artists go through to gain the recognition they need to become successful in their practice. Since 2007, the RBC Emerging Artists program via RBC Foundation has been supporting organizations that provide the best opportunity to advance an artist’s career trajectory in genres such as visual arts, music, theatre, dance, literature and film.

rbc.com

Night Moves Program Sponsor


YAM magazine showcases Victoria’s most stunning homes and inspiring fashions, along with insights from award-winning home designers, chefs, and much more!

yammagazine.com

Toes 'n' Taps Dance Shoppe

Pay Your Age Program Sponsor


Since 1994, Toes ‘n’ Taps Dance Shoppe has been dedicated to serving the performing arts community on Vancouver Island. Along with the largest selection of dance products on the island, we have a highly trained staff of experienced dancers knowledgeable in the requirements of each dance discipline. We supply clothing, footwear and accessories for dancers of all ages, as well as clothing for gymnastics, theatre, skating, yoga and streetwear. Toes ‘n’ Taps is committed to supporting the local dance community, and to meeting the diverse needs of our customers.

facebook.com/ToesnTapsDanceShoppe/

Rust Phillips Group logo

Campaign Chair Nutcracker Kids


Julie Rust brings a lifetime of knowledge to every client who makes Victoria their home. Born and raised in B.C.’s beautiful capital city, she has been involved in property and real estate since 2011. Julie is a 9-time VREB Gold Award Recipient and one of Victoria’s top-producing licensed Realtors, specializing in selling properties in the Victoria Core and the municipalities of Oak Bay and Saanich, and Victoria. As a prominent member of her community, Julie is well-connected and always fully aware of the subtle nuances in the property market in Victoria, as well as the intricacies particular to the neighbourhoods in which she specializes. She is eager to share her knowledge and expertise with her clients who will undoubtedly find her to be professional, understanding, and insightful.

Greg is an award-winning Realtor who has earned a stellar reputation for working tirelessly for his clients. Consistently a top-producing Victoria Realtor, Greg credits his success to a strong work ethic and a resolute passion for what he does. With 17 + years of experience selling Real Estate, he uses his expertise to ensure a positive, enjoyable experience and a successful result for his many clients. When you work with Greg, you are impressed with his calm, unwavering demeanour, extensive knowledge of the Victoria Real Estate market and great enthusiasm for helping his clients attain their Real Estate Goals.

rustphillips.com

DFH Realty logo

Pre-Show Chat Sponsor


Over 50 years serving the Victoria market with offices up and down the island means that choosing DFH as your realty firm offers an unparalleled level of local knowledge and expertise — expertise that helps you understand market conditions and variables, and expertise in representing and negotiating on your behalf. Expertise that brings you value. Get to know them today.

dfh.ca

Poppies Floral Art

Floral Art Sponsor


At Poppies Floral Art our florists provide custom designed floral arrangements for all occasions. Our flower shop offers flower delivery in and around the Victoria area, as well as across Canada and Internationally. We are an eco-friendly flower shop that loves to give back to our community. At Poppies it’s not just a bouquet – it’s art!

poppiesfloralart.com

Little Piggy Catering logo

Catering Sponsor


Promoting sustainable choices and plant-forward menus since 2006.

littlepiggycatering.com

Mac Zen logo

IT Support Sponsor


Mac Zen is Victoria’s premium provider of residential and commercial Apple Mac, iPad, and iPhone technical support. Our clients include the arts, advertising and media agencies, commercial printers, interior designers, architects, small business owners, families, and individuals alike. Mac Zen has been a trusted and proud provider of IT services to Dance Victoria since 2014.

maczen.ca

Print and Marketing Sponsor


Fastrac is a Victoria, BC printing and direct mail company that delivers marketing and communications solutions and messages for a wide variety of Canadian and US businesses.

fastracprinting.com

Helijet logo

Transportation Sponsor


Helijet is your connection between Vancouver Island & the Lower Mainland; Victoria, Vancouver & Nanaimo. Take off in the style & comfort of our 12-seat Sikorsky helicopters and enjoy spectacular views of Beautiful British Columbia. Look upon the Gulf and San Juan Islands dotting the water as you fly across the Salish Sea, and see the cities contrasting with towering evergreens as you approach your destination. Make your journey to or from Vancouver Island a one of a kind experience!

helijet.com

Media Sponsor


The Times Colonist is the oldest daily newspaper in Western Canada. It was created by the 1980 merger of the British Colonist, which started in 1858, and the Victoria Daily Times, which began publishing in 1884. Today, the Times Colonist is the dominant medium in the B.C. capital, reaching a quarter of a million households every week. The newspaper’s lively blend of local news and informed commentary make it a must-read for Victorians who want to know what is happening in the capital and on Vancouver Island.

timescolonist.com

Live Jazz & Libations @ Luxe

Fundraiser Sponsors


Storied Wines
The Whole Beast logo

Public Sector Support

Canada federal government public funder
Canada Arts Council public funder
BC Government public funder
BC Arts Council public funder
CRD public funder
Victoria Foundation public funder