Pro Arte & Friends: Roots of the Community

A Boutique Performance Experience! 

Celebrating 15 years of magical collaboration with the North Shore’s favourite musicians and artists including Michael Conway Baker, Gillian Hunt & Pandoras Vox, Clyde Mitchell & the Lions Gate Sinfonia, Pro Arté Centre, CatchingART Contemporary Ballet Theatre and esteemed invited guests (including choreographic improvisation with Michael Conway Baker & Astrid Sherman and viewing the fabulous Beverley Bagg in a coaching demonstration).

  • Where: Presentation House 333 Chesterfield Road, North Vancouver
  • When: Saturday 3rd November 7.30pm – 8.45pm
  • Tickets: By Donation (seats need to be reserved)

To reserve a ticket:  https://www.eventbrite.com/e/pro-arte-friends-roots-of-the-community-tickets-51364595889

If you cannot attend but would like to support the evening in a small way, still go through eventbrite, but  send us a note to release your seat booking.

As Pro Arte moves on to a new chapter full with passion and potential, we would so appreciate your support and encouragement at this evening of celebration and rebirth.  We are eager to share both our history and our future with you!

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Why Pro Arte? Kara Chan – Pro Arte Grad 2011

I feel grateful to have been a student of Astrid Sherman for the 8 years I trained at Pro Arte Centre. I have known Ms. Astrid since I was 9 years old and I can say her devotion, generosity, and care as a teacher is what allowed me to blossom over those years. While there, I also had the privilege of being coached and taught by the incredible Beverley Bagg.  I am lucky to have had both of these teachers because their expertise, passion, and mentorship is what helped shape me into the dancer I am today. Pro Arte is where I built my strong foundation of technique and to this day, the excellent, holistic training I received is recognized in the professional world. After my time at Pro Arte, I was able to continue my training and move forward to attend one of the top dance conservatories in the world—The Juilliard School. I graduated with my BFA in 2015 and since then have worked for numerous classical, contemporary ballet, and modern companies/ choreographers. Currently, I am working with Twyla Tharp Dance in New York City. Ms. Astrid and Ms. Bev are wonderful teachers who develop dancers with the training, artistry, and intellect to meet the demands of the dance world. It was there at Pro Arte where I discovered my love of movement and dance. With the tools I learnt there, I realized my dancing dreams and that it was possible to pursue dance professionally.

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