We are thrilled to extend congratulations to Paige for her First Place finish in the 15-year old Set Solo at Surrey Festival. Congratulations to Sabina for her Second Place in the 13-year old Set Solo at the same festival. These two categories represent some of the best dancers in the Province and we are so pleased to celebrate with them this recognition of their hard work and dedication. In honour of their efforts, they have been invited to the Provincials Audition Class. Pictured with Pro Arte Centre’s Director of the Protégé Program, Ms. Bev Bagg, these girls are embody the joy and passion of dance and we are very proud of their efforts. Well done, Paige and Sabina!
Pro Arte Dancers Kay Budworth, Sophie Higgins, Nya-Manet Santiago, Ashley Klockow and Sophie Leonie-Schultz were all honoured to received scholarships at the VBS Spring Seminar last March. This Friday they perform at the Vancouver Ballet Society scholarship fundraiser showcase.
The Vancouver Ballet Society is a unique, non-profit and non-partisan organization that was founded in 1946. This group of dedicated dance lovers have a primary goal of finding the means to continue and increase their scholarship fund so that young, talented British Columbians can be encouraged to continue their studies in what is an increasingly costly discipline, thus insuring that B.C. will continue to enjoy the sight of home-grown dancers on our own and international stages.(http://www.vancouverballetsociety.ca)
When: Fri 3rd October 6pm
Where: Scotia Dance Centre
Call 604.681.1525 to reserve your tickets.
Laura Renstad Inter Stage alternate Victoria; Anja Fanslau Inter Ballet alternate Victoria; Kay Budworth Jnr Ballet Representative Chilliwack; Nya-Manet Santiago – Jnr Ballet alternate Chilliwack; Sophia Curalli Snr Ballet alternate Pacwest; Danielle Lee Hogervorst Snr Modern Representative Pacwest, Megan Hendricks Inter Modern alternate Victoria; Ashley Klockow Jnr Ballet alternate Victoria; Sophie Higgins Jnr Ballet Representative Pacwest (absent: Cassia Slager Inter Ballet Representative Victoria)
In Penticton, Kay Budworth was awarded the Junior Ballet Runner-up; Sophie Higgins received an Honourable Mention as did Danielle Lee Hogervorst. Anja Fanslau stood in beautifully at the last minute for Cassia Slager who could not attend due to injury.Well done girls!
Pro Arte’s new CatchingArt Contemporary Ballet Theatre aspirants include four BC provincial classical ballet representatives (Emma Miller, Jodie Herron, Michaela Gobas and Amanda Gillies – all from Pro Arte Centre).
The exclusive 8 member company performs November 17th at the Kay Meek Centre in West Vancouver together with Pandora’s Vox and original new compositions by Michael Conway Baker OBC.
At the American Dance Competition in Florida USA March 9th – 12th
Top 15 Snr Classical Emma Miller, Michaela Gobas (3rd)
Top 15 Jnr Contemporary Madeeine Gilbert; Courtney Young
Top 15 Snr Contemp: Chloe Campbell, Nicolette Szabo, Michaela Gobas
2nd Place overall Ensemble entry
Round One Judges Favourite: Michaela Gobas
Top Performing Arts Solo: Nicolette Szabo
National Academy of Denver Scholarships: Emma Little, Jodie Herron
Carreno Dance Festival Summer Scholarships: Jodie Herron, Chloe Campbell, Michaela Gobas
Atlanta Ballet Summerschool: Michaela Gobas
LUDT Italian Festival Summer Scholarship: Emma Miller
At the Vancouver Ballet Society Spring Seminar March 12th – 17th
Students selected to attend the program: Emily Hogan, Melissa Becker-Gedge, Francesca Desaulniers, Lyra Kastner, Stephanie Jamieson and Stephanie Lowe
Emily Hogan (Awarded the Ruth McLaughlin scholarship)
Emma Miller (16 years) Senior Provincial Ballet representative Victoria, Overall Runner-up Senior Ballet
Amanda Gillies (16 years) Senior Provincial Ballet Representative Pacific West
Nicolette Szabo (16 years) Runner-up Senior Modern Representative Victoria
Michaela Gobas (15 years) Intermediate Provincial Ballet Representative Victoria, Overall runner-up Intermediate Ballet
Emma Little (15 years) Intermediate Runner-up Inter Modern Representative Victoria
Chloe Campbell (15 years) Intermediate Runner-up Ballet Pacific West
Jodie Herron (15 years) Intermediate Provincial Ballet Representative Pacific West, Overall Runner-up Inter Ballet
Aine Miller (14 years) Inter Modern Rep Pacific West, Runner-up Inter Ballet Victoria
Danielle Lee Hogervorst (14 yrs) Intermediate Stage Representative Victoria
Courtney Young (14 years) Intermediate Runner-up Inter Modern Rep Victoria
Stephanie Lowe(12 years) Junior Provincial Ballet Representative Victoria
Cassia Slager (12 years) Junior Provincial Ballet Representative Pacific West