Youth 4 Yule

Pro Arté Centre is proud to present the annual Youth 4 Yule featuring members of the Protégé, Pre-Protégé and Accelerated Programs.  With Special Guests Lions Gate Youth Orchestra, members of CatchingART Contemporary Ballet Theatre and Dr. Gina Oh Studios, the evening is going to be a joyful celebration of the festive season.  Y4Y

With the exquisite choreography and staging of Astrid Sherman and Beverley Bagg, the audience will be entertained by exciting excerpts of the Nutcracker and other favorites – both old and new! 

Held at the lovely Roundhouse Theatre at the corner of Davie and Pacific (parking just around the corner), tickets are available at:

  • General Entry:                       $20.00
  • Students (13 and under):     $15.00

 Here are more details:


  • Monday, December 10, 2018
  • 7:30 pm


  • Roundhouse Theatre
  • 181 Roundhouse Mews

We look forward to seeing you there and celebrating the wonder of the Season through the talents of the new generation of performing arts leaders!

Four Pro Arte Students taking the RAD Solo Seal examination this Sunday March 3rd

Pro Arte Solo Seal candidates 2013
Pro Arte Solo Seal candidates 2013

Pro Arte’s CatchingART dancers Emma Miller, Haley Horton, Amanda Gillies and Nicolette Szabo take their Royal Academy of Dance Solo Seal examination this Sunday March 3rd, 2pm at the Michael J Fox Theatre in Burnaby.

They have been coached by Tania Brossoit with Lynette Kelly, Bev Bagg, Astrid Sherman and Stephana Arnold.
Tickets: Adults – $25.00 and Students – $20  at the door.
The Solo Seal Award was introduced in 1928 as an additional examination for students who had achieved the Advanced Certificate with distinction. This is the highest Vocational Graded examination of the Royal Academy of Dance and focuses on solo performance. Candidates are required to perform three variations, which have been selected to meet the stylistic and movement demands of today’s choreographers and directors. The Solo Seal Award takes place in front of an invited audience and panel of judges, which normally consists of a Vocational Grades examiner and professional dancer or former dancer from a ballet company, approved by the artistic director of the Academy.

CatchingART Contemporary Ballet Theatre includes 4 2012 BC Provincial Classical Ballet Repesentatives all from Pro Arte

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.

Pro Arte is “nuts” over Nutcracker

Kara Chan, Pro Arte grad as Clara in the Alberta Ballet Nutcracker 2007

Pro Arte has a strong history with the Nutcracker in Vancouver. Three of our past students have played the role of Clara in previous productions with Ballet BC and Alberta Ballet: Raquel Lefebvre-Lanziner; Danielle Gould and Kara Chan.

Pro Arte Pre-Professional CBM Students and CatchingART have been invited to perform with the LIONS GATE Sinfonia at the Centennial Theatre on Saturday December 15th performing a “Nutcracker Suite”. CatchingART dancers will also be performing the premiere of a new Michael Conway Baker composition.

Click here for more information on Pro Arte & CatchingArt dancing with the Lions Gate Sinfonia

Pro Arte also proudly had 18 of their younger  ballet students selected to perform with the Winnipeg Ballet’s Nutcracker production this December 14 – December 16 at the Queen Elizabeth Theatre.

Many young dancers aspire to dance professionally. To achieve this level of dance requires a superb technique achieved with a nurtured training. Pro Arte’s  specialized training programs are designed to support those who desire performance in their repertoire.

Party Girl: Stephanie Lowe & Zoe Kortje ; Mouse:Jordan Fulde; Angels: Sophie Higgins, Hannah Tomlin-Sopcak, Katie Jarvis, Katrina Becker Gedge, Ally Middlemass, Brianna Nyland, Olivia Annicchiarico, Taylor Nepomuceno, Cami Hill, Sophie Vysohlid, Caitlin Lowe & Giorgia Monro; Mounties: Ireland Murdock, Hayley McCormick & Gabrielle Hill