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.

Pro Arte Centre’s new aspirant company’s Premiere

The premiere performance of CatchingART Contemporary Ballet Theatre

Pro Arte Centre’s aspirant dance company

Where: Kay Meek Theatre , West Vancouver.

When: Saturday November 17th 7.30pm

Tickets: $15       Purchase:

Showcasing the dynamic and incredible range of our young artists, featuring:

  • compositions from Pro Arte Centre’s composer-in-residence, North Vancouver’s Michael Conway Baker (OBC) with professional guest musicians.
  • North Shore’s Pandora’s Vox, the celebrated local vocal ensemble guesting with the dancers.
  • selections from Classical Repertoire from Le Corsaire, Swan Lake and The Nutcracker
  • new choreography by Astrid Sherman and Stephana Arnold

Come and support these emerging artists as they begin the launch of their professional careers.

Stephanie Saland and Beverley Bagg at Pro Arte Centre Summer Intensive

ImagePro Arte Pre Professional students were very fortunate to have Beverley Bagg (ex-Principal PACT Ballet now Alberta Ballet – ballet mistress) and Stephanie Saland (ex-Principal New York City Ballet) for intensive coaching this summer.

These two wonderful talented woman shared their knowledge, experience and passion for ballet with our lucky aspiring students.

Students gained not only feedback on classical technique, but on  self-care, motivation, work ethic and the joy of dance!

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