Paul Destrooper, artistic director & choreographer
Paul became the Artistic Director of Ballet Victoria in September 2007. Every season he creates new works to add to the Canadian repertoire and stimulate audiences in new ways, breaking down stereotypes about ballet by infusing dramatics, varying styles, humour, and creating visual fluidity through his unique approach to choreography and technique that enhances the dancers' abilities to express the emotional content in their work. The work concentrates on shaping the movement using the whole body in a way that it captures light with little interruption to its flow. We call it the art of light.
Paul has choreographed over twentyfive works and three full-length ballets. His works have garnered glowing reviews in both Canada and the USA.