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.
2018/19 Choreographic Workshops
Learn repertoire and explore the creative process at Ballet BC with Tom Weinberger, stager for Sharon Eyal and Gai Behar’s Bedroom Folk which will be performed by the company in Program 3 on May 9-11. Tom will be sharing aspects of the creative process and Gaga movement language used within the piece.
Born in Israel, Tom Weinberger graduated from the Amal School of Arts and Sciences. Upon graduation he joined the Batsheva Ensemble in 2005 and the Batsheva Dance Company in 2008, under artistic director Ohad Naharin. In 2012, he began freelancing and became a founding member of Sharon Eyal and Guy Behar’s company, L-E-V. He danced with the Gothenburg Ballet where he performed works by Peeping Tom, Marie Chouinard, and Alex Eckman. He was a guest artist with Michael Keegan Dolan’s Fabulous Beast Dance Theater (2013), the Batsheva Dance Company (2014) and with the Forsyth Company (2015).
Weinberger is a certified Gaga teacher and for the past 12 years has taught Gaga, Ohad Naharin’s repertoire, and Sharon Eyal’s repertoire, as well as, creating his own work in companies and schools such as NDT, San Francisco Conservatory of Dance, Arts Umbrella, Springboard Dans Montreal, and more. In 2016, he was a guest artist at SUNY Purchase University through the Charles and Lynn Schusterman Foundation residency program in collaboration with the Israel Institute.
In 2014, Weinberger won the International Solo Tanz Theater Festival (Stuttgart) with his first solo work, which toured to Brazil and Germany. Since then, he has choreographed works at Springboard Dans Montreal, Arts Umbrella, SUNY Purchase College, Ate9 Dance Company, Johannes Wieland Dance Company, YC2, and more.
April 27, 2019
10:00 – 11:30 am
Scotiabank Dance Centre
Kraul Studio, 5th Floor
677 Davie Street
Professional Dancers 16 yrs +
Space is limited. To secure a spot or for more information please email
artisticadmin2 (at) balletbc.com with subject line:
[RSVP Choreographic Workshop “Tom Weinberger”]
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Saturday, November 24 – Makaila Wallace
Saturday, February 23 – Adi Salant
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.
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 is 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.