Andrea Bayne - BV Artist in Residence – BVC Director
Andrea was born in Halifax NS, and grew up in Moncton NB. She is a scholarship graduate of the School of Alberta Ballet and also trained at the American Ballet Theatre School in NYC. Andrea danced professionally with Alberta Ballet, the Banff Summer Company, and with Ballet Victoria as a Principal Dancer for 15 years, performing across Canada, the US, Mexico and Japan. She had many lead roles created on her and she has danced works by George Balanchine, Peter Quanz, Donald Mahler and John Meehan, to name a few. She had the great honour to perform for their Royal Highness, the Earl and Countess of Wessex. Highlights of Andrea’s career have been everything from performing for children and seniors unable to access live theatre, to dancing alongside Evelyn Hart in one of her farewell performances. Andrea is the Artistic Director of the Ballet Victoria Conservatory, which is a constant source of inspiration to her. As she takes on this new position of Ballet Victoria’s Artist in Residence, she is excited to be able to explore different areas of this beautiful art form through choreographing, coaching and guesting. Andrea will always feel immense gratitude towards Ballet Victoria, its audiences and wonderful supporters here in Victoria, as all have truly made her the artist she is today.