Congratulations to Pro Arte’s 10 selected Provincial Representatives and Alternates. What an amazing achievement for Pro Arte Centre!
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 8 students who were selected as representatives for the BC 2013 Provincial Performing Arts Festival. 6 of the 8 were finalists coming top 3. Congrats girls!!!! (and teachers!!)
Pro Arte is very proud of their grad Andrea Pena who will be joining BJM (Les Ballets Jazz de Montréal ) in April. Since her graduation in 2008, Andrea went on to the Alonzo Lines Program in San Frrancisco, Ballet BC Mentor Program and The Banff Centre’s Professional Dance program.
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.
The Solo/DuoTrio Showcase is an annual event that is hosted by Patrons of ProArte. This is the only show that the faculty get to sit in the audience and enjoy the performance.
The first of two Solo/Duo/Trio performances is taking place tomorrow January 12th. The performance has been divided into three segments: 3:30 – 5:15, 5:45 – 7:30 and 8:00 – 9:45. There is a 30 minute intermission between each.
The Linda Hamer Theatre at Mulgrave School provides the perfect venue for this kind of performance.
Patrons of Pro Arte are very fortunate to have the support of the Mulgrave community.
The setting is somewhat informal and as such, it works well for those who cannot stay for an entire segment.
Entry is by donation.
Come and enjoy an amazing evening of entertainment and support the hard work of all the dancers!
All the best for a Happy and Healthy 2013!!
Marie Lee , on Behalf of the Board of Patrons
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: http://www.kaymeekcentre.com/on_stage/1572
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.
Andrea Pena and Raquel Lefebvre Lanziner
Pro Arte graduates
Pro Arte graduates Andrea Pena and Raquel Lefebvre Lanziner were honoured and privileged to be nominated by Ballet BC and Le Jeune Ballet du Québec to attend the prestigious Banff
Drawing on a 60-year legacy as one of Canada’s premier sites for creative development in dance, The Banff Centre’s Professional Dance program brings dancers to Banff for three weeks of intensive classes and rehearsal, followed by a week of mainstage performances and offer an intense professional rehearsal and performance schedule for young dancers of exceptional promise.
click here for more information on the Banff Program
Pro Arte will watch these two young ladies with pride as their careers develop and take flight!