Ballet BC is dedicated to the conversation, education and outreach to communities through dance.

The Artist Salon

Do you want to know more about creating dance, how choreographers make their work, and how an initial idea is shaped into a fully-realized production? Then join us for The Artist Salon. This intimate conversation will dive into the lives and minds of leading choreographers in contemporary dance today. Don’t miss this opportunity to meet the artists and discuss the creative spirit in motion.

Join us for an informal discussion with Artistic Director Emily Molnar and our collaborators. Learn about how the artists develop a work and how it is then shaped from inception to production!

Upcoming Dates:
October 28, 2019
March 2, 2020
May 4, 2020

6:30 – 7:30 pm

Queen Elizabeth Theatre Lobby
630 Hamilton Street

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For more information please contact 604.732.5003 or email
inquiries (at)


Pre-Performance Chats

Want to know what goes on in the mind of a choreographer? Find out at our Pre-Performance Chats!

Before every performance, join our collaborators to discuss the creative process and works.

Program 1
October 31-November 2 – TBC

Program 2
March 4-7 – TBC

Program 3
May 7-9 – TBC

7:00 – 7:30 pm

Queen Elizabeth Theatre
Mezzanine Level, 2nd Floor
630 Hamilton Street

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Performances in our Alternative Space Program

Through this program, we enable audiences to experience dance in more interactive settings. These shows are set in alternative spaces with the artists of Ballet BC working on improvisational and site-specific works in interdisciplinary spaces, giving the audience an intimate and experimental point of view into dance.

Collaboration with the Contemporary Art Gallery

In our most recent collaboration with the Contemporary Art Gallery, Ballet BC dancers performed the world premiere of John Wood and Paul Harrison’s Very Clear Instructions on April 20, 2018, presented in partnership with The Polygon Gallery.

Following the exhibition ‘I DIDN’T KNOW I DIDN’T KNOW IT’ presented at CAG at the beginning of 2016, John Wood and Paul Harrison embarked on an intensive sequence of improvisatory workshops with the dancers of Ballet BC. What emerged is an ambitious commission developed between two of Vancouver’s most important cultural organizations, a new dance work that brings together the ongoing concerns present in the artist’s practice, combined with new, adventurous choreography.

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Student and Community Dress Rehearsals

Ballet BC continues to invite elementary, high school students and other community organizations to its program dress rehearsal. Our goal is to provide access to dance for those who would otherwise not experience a Ballet BC performance.

Register below and book your tickets to our upcoming Dress Rehearsals!

2019/20 Season

Program 1, Thursday, October 31 – click here to register by Oct 25, 2019.

Program 2, Wednesday, March 4 – click here to register by Feb 27, 2020.

Program 3, Thursday, May 7 – click here to register by May 1, 2020.

Study guides for each program are available by request.

For more information, please email education-outreach (at)

Ballet BC would like to thank Diamond Foundation for their generous support of Ballet BC’s Student and Community Dress Rehearsal program.


Studio Visits, Open Houses and Sneak Previews

These are informal one-hour studio discussions and demonstrations open to the public and held throughout the season.  Introduced by the Artistic Director and featuring special guests, the presentations offer performance highlights in the intimacy of a rehearsal setting, and include a Q&A session. Attendees witness a part of the working day of the choreographer, dancers and rehearsal director in the intimate environment of the studio.


Simons’ Art for All Seating

Ballet BC and Simons are proud to make the arts affordable for all!

$15 tickets to Ballet BC performances are available for select seats in the balcony and throughout the theatre!

For the price of a movie, come spend the evening with Ballet BC. Simply enter the code SIMONS when purchasing Simons’ Art for All Seating tickets at


For all activities listed on this page, Ballet BC acknowledges the financial assistance of the Province of British Columbia for Ballet BC’s Outreach and Education Program.