Ballet Victoria

Founded in 2002, Ballet Victoria has transformed over the last three years into a first-class professional arts organization. Under the artistic direction of Paul Destrooper, the company has become a cultural asset to Victoria and the province, receiving accolades in national and international media. Each season, BV presents three productions, with innovative full-length and one-act ballets, as well as established works by world renowned choreographers such as G. Balanchine, N. Vesak, J. Lemay, M. Petipa and new creations by B. Monk, P. Destrooper, S. Hounsell and S. Cassini.

Paul’s choreography focuses on ballet as an “Art of Light” — shaping light with movement to reflect musicality and trigger emotion. He has choreographed over twenty-five works and three full-length ballets, all of which have been performed to rave reviews in Canada, the USA and Japan.

Ballet Victoria is emerging as a significant force in Victoria’s community, making a passionate artistic and economic contribution. We call this driving force and strategy “ART ECO.” A launching pad for local artists’ creations and performances, BV employs not only professional dancers, but also musicians, designers for costumes and lighting, photographers, theatre crew for front and back of house, a publicist, printers, etc., all of whom are residents of the City of Gardens!

We promote not only our own company, but artistic excellence across our community through collaborations with organizations such as the Victoria Symphony, Pacific Opera Victoria and the Victoria Choral Society. BV supports local charitable organizations by donating tickets and participating in fundraising performances.

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Persons

  • Bayne, Andrea
    Classical Ballet / Dancer
  • Beales, David
    Classical Ballet / Dancer
  • Beresford, Robb
    Classical Ballet / Dancer
  • Brucke, Brichelle
    Classical Ballet / Dancer
  • Kerr, Tao
    Classical Ballet / Dancer
  • Malcolm, Geoff
    Classical Ballet / Dancer
  • Murase, Natsuki
    Classical Ballet / Dancer
  • Radetzky, Amanda
    Classical Ballet / Dancer