Ballet BC seeks to provide diverse opportunities for artists at all stages of their careers.

Choreographic Workshop

Each season, Ballet BC offers workshops to our local dance community – focusing on training and development opportunities for the professional dance artist. Hosted by international artists from across Canada and the world, these choreographic workshops explore diverse perspectives and approaches to the creative process, such as learning repertoire and training for contemporary dance.

2019/20 Choreographic Workshops

Learn repertoire and explore the creative process at Ballet BC with Yvan Dubreuil, stager for Johan Inger’s B.R.I.S.A. which will be performed by the company in Program 1 on Octover 31 – November 2, 2019. Yvan will be sharing excerpts from the piece.

After his studies at the Conservatory of Paris, Yvan Dubreuil started his career at Nederlands Dans Theater in 1991. In the 18 years that followed he danced in works by Jiří Kylián, Ohad Naharin, William Forsythe and Saburo Teshigawara, to name a few. Yvan has also worked as co-choreographer, dramaturge and set designer with artists such as Karine Guizzo, Johan Inger and Dylan Newcomb. Several of those works have garnered awards, such as Walking Mad by Inger, winning the Lucas Hoving Prize for Best Production in 2001, as well as Newcomb’s Passing and Full Circle, winning the same prize in 2000 and 2003 respectively. Yvan has been working in close collaboration with choreographer and musician Amos Ben-Tal since 2005 and with choreographer Johan Inger since 2001.

October 26, 2019
10:00 – 11:30 am

Scotiabank Dance Centre
Kraul Studio, 5th Floor
677 Davie Street

Professional Dancers 16 yrs +

By donation

Space is limited. More details on registration to follow.

Upcoming Workshops:
Saturday, November 30 – TBA
Saturday, February 22 – Medhi Walerski
Saturday, April 2 – TBA


Resident Choreographer

In 2010 Ballet BC initiated a first-ever resident choreographer position, marking the beginning of a long-term commitment to the development of a closer relationship between a choreographer, Ballet BC, and the audience.


Company Guest Teachers and Workshops

Throughout the year the artists of Ballet BC benefit from working with a variety of Canadian and international guest teachers. Ballet BC continues to support proper preparation and artistic development for the Company artists.


Company Mentorship

Ballet BC nurtures talented, female and male Emerging Artists through the Emerging Artist Program. This annual program provides Emerging Artists with a weekly honorarium.


Professional Development Program

Ballet BC continues to explore the ways to engage the dancers’ professional development in such areas as teaching, choreographing and administration.


Artist in Residence

Ballet BC’s Artist in Residence (AIR) aims to help nurture former and existing Company members with professional development opportunities in the fields of choreography, artistic leadership, rehearsal directing and teaching. As well, the AIR interacts with the artists and staff of Ballet BC through the sharing of their creative processes and by involving the Company in showings, artist talks and information about their upcoming shows. The presence and expertise of the AIR are valued at the Company as we create a collaborative environment for dialogue, exchange and feedback of creative ideas to better understand the future of dance and the role of the artist in society today.


Professional Choreographic Series/ Choreographic Lab Project

Curated by Emily Molnar, this program provides Ballet BC emerging choreographers a creative environment that gives them the opportunity to work in a theatre residency, or site-specific environment, and see their work from creation to production.