“As a dancer who wants to dance all the time, GBD is “the dream”. Students get to dance pretty much all day, which allows you to spend valuable time training and practicing. I knew how important ballet was for fundamental dance training and we
received this training daily. Students are also trained in contemporary, jazz dance, vocals, acting, composition and choreography. The program targets every point of the spectrum of dance you will need to become a professional.”
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Bethany Pethick (Dance Performance Studies graduate, 2017)
"I am now heading into the dance industry with an immense amount of technique and ability that I would not have received without my training and the specific teachers with whom I had the honour of working."
Megan White (Graduate, Dance Performance Studies)
Currently auditioning, working, two-time choregrapher for George Brown Dance Ensemble.
"There's a lot of opportunities here. George Brown Dance gives you a chance to work with so many different people. Choreographers outside of George Brown come in. It’s a really helpful way to get seen. Derek Sangster (GBD Associate Director) brings
in very strong people in the industry. It’s a great opportunity to work with them."
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Emily Holmes (Graduate 2016)
“You have to do other things—you have to be a writer, a stage manager, a marketing and development person. All these different things are a part of you. Especially when you’re young, you should be learning those. If it wasn’t for the teachers
I had and the connections I had with the teachers, I definitely wouldn’t be where I am.”
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Peter Kelly (Dance Performance Studies graduate, 2015)
“With both concert dance and commercial dance programs within the same school, George Brown keeps the connection between the two. There is also jazz, acting, and vocal. Those are big skills to make a good performer, even if all you do is modern
dance, after. The program prepares you for when you’re finished, to know what type of dancer you want to be.”
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Jamee Valin (Dance Performance Studies graduate, 2010)
"The program was great because I got to take classes with the Company and learn different choreographies from the Company. I was mostly heavy into ballet, and then I was introduced to a lot of different forms of dance here, such as modern and
jazz. The moment I opened my eyes to all of the other things that could happen, I became a much happier person."
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Elizabeth Snell (Graduate 1999)