Ethan Ribeiro (he/him/they) began dancing at the age of 9 at a small studio in his hometown of Kitchener, Ontario. At the age of 15, he was accepted into the Professional Division Program at Canada’s Royal Winnipeg Ballet School (the “RWB”). While there, he studied classical ballet, modern, contemporary and character dance. While at RWB Ethan had the opportunity to create his first piece which was awarded First Place in the student choreographic competition and performance “First Steps”. In June 2019, he graduated from the Royal Winnipeg Ballet School and in August of 2019, he began at Arts Umbrella’s Post-Secondary Dance Program, under the direction of Artemis Gordon. He has also had the wonderful opportunity to work with choreographers such as Crystal Pite, Lukas Timulak, Lesley Telford, Victor Quijada and David Raymond, just to name a few. In his second year at Arts Umbrella, Ethan was a recipient of the McCall MacBrian Cultural Leadership Scholarship. He is delighted to be joining Ballet BC as an Emerging Artist for the 2021/22 season.