The many places Alberta Ballet dancers call ‘home’
Home & Away: A Snapshot of Alberta Ballet Dancers
Pictured: Kelley McKinlay and Jennifer Gibson. Photo credit: PMG
For 50 years, Alberta Ballet has captivated audiences with a strong repertoire of exciting work and an exceptional company of dancers.
Whether performing on our home stages at the Jubilee Auditoria, or gracing the stages of many international cities, Alberta Ballet is integrated in the broad worldwide community of professional dance.
The process to obtain authorization for just one international dancer to work in Canada is complex and can take several months. Alberta Ballet benefits from the relationship developed with Field Law for assistance with this process. When dancers choose to join Alberta Ballet, the experienced members of Field Law’s Business Immigration Group work diligently to provide an effective strategy and smooth transition into Canada.
Alberta Ballet is proud to train excellent dance talent in Alberta and capture the attention of professional dancers from around the world!
Our 17.18 Company includes nine dancers from the U.S. (This is on par with the nine dancers who are Canadian-born!)
Alberta Ballet has forged a strong relationship with Japan’s ballet community, travelling to the country each year for auditions. This year, a quarter of the dancers are Japanese-born.
Two dancers in the Company this year are from China and are also good friends after having studied together at Washington Ballet Studio Company.
Long-time Alberta Ballet enthusiasts may remember when Matthew Lehmann came all the way from Australia to dance with Alberta Ballet (2005 - 2010). This year, Alberta Ballet welcomes another Aussie to the troupe!
Learn more about the Alberta Ballet dancers! New bios and photos are posted online!