Ballet BC’s Artistic Director Emily Molnar // Globe and Mail Arts’ Dance Artist of the Year

Ballet BC is starting 2014 on a high note! We are thrilled to announce that Artistic Director Emily Molnar was selected as the Globe and Mail Arts’ Dance Artist of the Year and Ballet BC has been named #1 Vancouver Arts Moment of 2013 by the Georgia Straight.

Paula Citron of The Globe and Mail writes:

“… Since Molnar took over the company, New York-based Dance Magazine included Ballet BC in 25 to Watch, its annual roundup of the brightest and the best. The online magazine Broadway World named Ballet BC ‘International Dance Company of the Month,’ while in Canada, Maclean’s Magazine cited Molnar herself as one of Canada’s ‘new generation of ballet sensations.’

Molnar’s vision for the 18-member company is to make Ballet BC a lean, mean, contemporary-ballet machine. She is doing this through repertoire, and by bringing in a host of choreographers who are well-known outside Canada but under the radar here. As a result, Molnar and Ballet BC have acquired a reputation for producing cutting-edge dance.”  view full article

The Georgia Straight’s Arts Editor Janet Smith put Ballet BC in the top spot for her round-up of the year’s “top 10 Vancouver arts moments”, noting Ballet BC received “standing O’s at Jacobs Pillow … the Masachusetts dance mecca, where audiences know top-tier, cutting-edge contemporary dance when they see it.” view full article

Thanks to your support, 2013 was an amazing year. We could not have done it without you and look forward to continuing this extraordinary journey with you in 2014!

Happy New Year!


Photo credit: Michael Slobodian