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.
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:
Pro Arte’s CatchingART dancers Emma Miller, Haley Horton, Amanda Gillies and Nicolette Szabo take their Royal Academy of Dance Solo Sealexamination 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.
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 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.
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