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Ballet Jörgen Canada
Ballet Jörgen Canada is one of the country's most innovative and prolific dance companies, recognized internationally for its entrepreneurial innovation, commitment to choreographic originality and artistic excellence. Since 1992, George Brown College and Ballet Jörgen Canada have enjoyed an unprecedented partnership in the creation of George Brown Dance, a dance school offering professional training for students of ballet and modern dance.
As part of the George Brown Dance experience Ballet Jörgen Canada will hire guest artists and choreographers to work with the students. These workshops are presented to add to the overall training and experience of George Brown Dance Students.
Ballet Jörgen Canada 2005 NEWS
- Ballet Jörgen Canada welcomed new dancers Rebekah Davey and Cristina Tucciarone to the Company in September. In January, dancer Matthew Johnson joined the Company.
- In October 2004, Ballet Jörgen Canada premiered its new ballet for children, The Emperor’s New Clothes, at the Toronto Centre for the Arts. The ballet was choreographed by Benjamin Hatcher, and its original score was composed by Ivan Barbotin. In December 2004 The Emperor's New Clothes received the Paula Award from Prologue to the Performing Arts
- In November and December 2004, Ballet Jörgen Canada had one of its most successful Nutcracker tours to date, travelling across Ontario and to Prince Edward Island and New Brunswick. Over 150 youth dancers from across the country were a part of the production.
- On April 7, 2005, Ballet Jörgen Canada officially premieres Bengt Jörgen’s newest ballet Cinderella in Hamilton ON. Cinderella will also be performed in Kitchener on April 14, and in Toronto on April 21 at the Toronto Centre for the Arts.
George Brown Dance Student Ensemble
Students are accepted into the ensemble by audition in September of each year. The Student Ensemble provides opportunity for students seeking extra performance experience. The George Brown Dance Student Ensemble performs at high schools, community festivals and the George Brown Dance annual showcases. Works from Ballet Jörgen Canada as well as commissions from up and coming Toronto area choreographers will make up the years repertoire. Members of the Ensemble are required to attend extra evening and weekend rehearsals during the school year.