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 hour-long, 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.

2017/18 Artist Salon Schedule

Program 1: October 30, 2017

Time & Place
Scotiabank Dance Centre – Zagar Studio (7th Floor)
677 Davie St, Vancouver
6:30 – 7:30 pm

Join us in studio for an informal discussion with Ballet BC Artistic Director Emily Molnar, and Program 1 choreographers Cayetano Soto and Johan Inger, moderated by David Allison. Learn about how the choreographers develop a work and how it is then shaped from inception to production!

For more information please contact 604.732.5003 ext 221 or email
artisticadmin2 (at)


Pre-Performance Chats

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

Before every performance from 7:00 – 7:30 pm at the Queen Elizabeth Theatre, join Emily Molnar and our collaborators to discuss the creative process and works, moderated by David Allison (November 2 & 3) and Pia Lo (November 4).

2017/18 Pre-Performance Chat Schedule

Program 1
November 2: Johan Inger and Cayetano Soto
November 3: Emily Molnar and Cayetano Soto
November 4: Emily Molnar and Cayetano Soto


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.

Live at the ‘Bolt – Small Stage with Ballet BC

The company dancers of Ballet BC and Small Stage Artistic associates team up for an amazing evening of dance. Join us as we walk around Deer Lake Park and see some amazing short works by some of Vancouver’s most talented dancers and choreographers.

Check back for more details.


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!

2017/18 Season

Program 1, Thursday, November 2 – click here to register by October 27, 2017
Program 2, Thursday, February 22 – click here to register February 16, 2018
Program 3, Thursday, May 10 – click here to register by May 4, 2018

Study guides for each program are available by request.
For more information, please email education-outreach (at)
Ballet BC would like to thank Beech Foundation and 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 Community Balcony

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

$15 tickets to Ballet BC performances are available in Rows 27-34 of the balcony!

Simply enter the code SIMONS when purchasing Simons Community Balcony tickets at