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🎭 𝐁𝐚𝐥𝐥𝐞𝐭 𝐕𝐢𝐜𝐭𝐨𝐫𝐢𝐚'𝐬 𝐃𝐫𝐚𝐜𝐮𝐥𝐚 𝐏𝐡𝐨𝐭𝐨 𝐂𝐨𝐧𝐭𝐞𝐬𝐭 🦇

Help us choose the best photo of Dracula in rehearsal and get a chance to win tickets to our upcoming performance on March 15-16 and ...17 at the Royal Theatre! 🎟️

𝐇𝐨𝐰 𝐭𝐨 𝐄𝐧𝐭𝐞𝐫:

• 𝐅𝐨𝐥𝐥𝐨𝐰 𝐔𝐬: Make sure you’re following Ballet Victoria on Instagram and Facebook 📱

• 𝐕𝐨𝐭𝐞 𝐟𝐨𝐫 𝐘𝐨𝐮𝐫 𝐅𝐚𝐯𝐨𝐫𝐢𝐭𝐞: We’ve created a hauntingly beautiful photo collage of 9 images from our studio rehearsal photo of Dracula. Like the post and comment with the number of your favorite image number from the collage. 👍💬

𝐏𝐫𝐢𝐳𝐞:

One lucky winner will receive two tickets to Ballet Victoria’s performance of Dracula. The winner will be chosen at random from all participants who voted for the most popular photo. 🎉

The winner will be announced on Monday, February 26th. 𝐒𝐭𝐚𝐲 𝐭𝐮𝐧𝐞𝐝! 📢

💕 Happy Valentine’s Day from Ballet Victoria! Don’t miss the chance to experience a passionate love story and drama from our upcoming performance “Dracula”. Additionally if you purchase both Dracula and Swan Lake tickets using code BV20, you’ll get 20% off💖🎭 #BalletVictoria ...#valentinesday

💖 Celebrate Valentine's with Ballet Victoria! Book Dracula & Swan Lake tickets together and get 20% off with code BV20. Don't miss out! 💃🎭 #balletvictoriashows #valentinesspecial

Who is behind the role of the Vampire who started it all?
Get your tickets now and find out! www.balletvictoria.ca
Photos by @solarbiz @gailtakahashi

Ballet Victoria is wishing everyone prosperity and good luck for the #lunarnewyear 🧧 The Year of the Dragon! 🐉

The Connection
Vlad Tepes, born in Transylvania as the second son of nobleman Vlad II Dracul, became known as Dracula, meaning “son of Dracul,” upon his induction ...into the secretive Order of the Dragon. This order, composed of Christian knights, held a prominent position in Romanian history and folklore, intertwining the imagery of dragons with Vlad’s legacy. The Romanian word “Dracul” carries a dual connotation, signifying both “dragon” and “devil,” adding layers of complexity to the name and the character it represents.
 Our Ballet
In BV’s rendition of Dracula, our costume designer, Jane Wood, skillfully intertwines these dragon motifs, evoking a sense of power, intrigue and the heraldic history of Dracula. As the vampire brides take the stage adorned with these tattoo like symbols, they embody the timeless struggle between light and darkness, passion and redemption.
 
Immerse yourself in the eyes of the dragon. Get your tickets to Dracula now.

Experience a captivating love story with Ballet Victoria's 'Dracula' 🧛‍♂️❤️ - the perfect gift for a night of intrigue and drama! 🌙✨ Get your tickets now at https://www.balletvictoria.ca/dracula-2024/ 🎟️💃

Want see a ballet 🩰 with bite? Get your tickets to Dracula and feel the blood rushing through your veins with excitement!
Tickets at link in bio.

Dracula
VENUE: Royal Theatre, 805 Broughton Street

DATES:
Friday, March 15 at 7:30PM
Saturday, March 16 at 7:30PM
Sunday, March 17 at 2:00PM
www.balletvictoria.ca

“No man knows till he experiences it, what it is like to feel his own life blood drawn away into woman he loves”

Get your tickets now at balletvictoria.ca

Ballet Victoria presents the Dracula 🦇🕸️
Still seducing audiences today, the original vampire’s legend of immortal love lives on in this extraordinary ballet. Sensuous dancing and powerful theatre are enhanced by haunting projections and sultry costumes. A suspenseful gothic tale to ...an incredible score.

Get your tickets now at link in bio!

Éowyn Emerald & Dancers present Éowyn’s acclaimed production ‘Your Tomorrow,’ an entertaining and deeply intimate jazz dance for two performers and 144 Ferrero Rocher. ‘Your Tomorrow’ celebrates the private moments, uplifting intimacies and companionable bliss of the relationships ...that unite us. With music by Dave Brubeck, Count Basie and Ella Fitzgerald, Éowyn Emerald’s poetic and musically vibrant choreography is a buoyant look at how we can meet the challenges that cross us when we have someone to hold us up.

Wednesday, January 17th, 7:30pm
Tickets online at:
https://eowynemerald.com/buy-tickets/

Ticket prices:
$35 standard
$22 concession (students, artists, low income)

$10 BV students - At door only!

That’s a wrap!
3 completely sold out shows at the @royalmcphersontheatres and the @vicsymphony
Thank you to all our audiences for validating our art form and support our professional artists and our @balletvictoriaconservatory. 🙏🏻💓💞our hearts are full. We are looking forward... to the new year ⭐️

Season’s greetings from Ballet Victoria 🎄🎁
BV had a great tour this year !
We are excited to perform with the @vicsymphony in Victoria our home in few days 🐀❤️

Yesterday was our last day of tour in @chilliwackculturalcentre 💓
Sold out show and wonderful audience!
Thank you @acreativeoutlet for your contribution to our show ⭐️

Thank you @ycpac Yavapai College for hosting Ballet Victoria for two sold out shows in your amazing venue! Thank you to @craigjralston for your artistic vision and support 🙏🏻
Thank you to all the local dancers and Mary Heller 🙏🏻

Thank you Coquitlam and @evergreenarts for selling out 5 shows. Thank you @tricitydancecentre for sharing the stage with us and being so generous.
BV is now in Prescott AZ for Nutcracker. Stay tuned 💕

#hellodecember ❄️
BV invites you to a magical winter wonderland ✨✨
Get your tickets now at balletvictoria.ca

Thrilled with the response to our matinee and evening shows of The Nutcracker today at the Hartung Theatre in Moscow, Idaho. Thank you to all the teachers and dancers from @festivaldanceacademy for your hard work! Looking forward to one more matinee tomorrow ❄️ 🎄 🩰

Really excited about our Adult Ballet Winter Workshops coming up!!!
Sign up now! Limited spots available!
$20 for one class or $15 for more then one! Ballet Victoria offers classes by professionals and the lowest prices in town! Don’t miss out!

...https://www.bvconservatory.org/product-category/dance-classes-for-adults/

Wednesday Dec 20th
Ballet Variations 5:00-600pm with Julia Hockey
Jazz 6:15-7:15pm with Julia Hockey
Contemporary choreo 7:30-8:30pm with Bethany LeCorre

Saturday Dec 23rd
9:30am-10:30am Beginner 101 with Bethany Le Corre
10:30-11:30am “Fear of Centre” -working on centre steps to help you transition from Beginner to Intermediate! with Bethany LeCorre

DECEMBER 15th Zoom auditions for @balletvictoria Aspirant Program!
The Aspirant program is a two-year post-secondary program that has been approved by the Private Training Institutions Branch (PTIB) of the Ministry of Advanced Education and Skills Training.
The program challenges emerging ...artists and prepares them for the professional world. Dancers will develop their artistic and technical skills in ballet, pointe work, pas de deux, repertoire and all facets related to the profession. Students will study classical and contemporary variations as well as Ballet Victoria's current repertoire and participate in company rehearsals as required. They will also have the opportunity to be cast in all of BV's mainstage productions both in Victoria and on tour across North America.
Aspirants will take daily company classes led by BV's Artistic Director Paul Destrooper. Additionally, students will work one on one with Artistic Director of the Ballet Victoria Conservatory, Andrea Bayne. Andrea was
Ballet Victoria's Prima Ballerina for over a decade and is currently BV's Artist in Residence.

A Christmas ballet filled with both tradition and innovation! The Victoria Symphony plays Tchaikovsky’s timeless score and drive Clara’s adventures on a Christmas night filled with magic and fantastic characters. A fun and festive performance for the whole family.

Ballet performance by Ballet Victoria
Tea & treats by St Andrew’s community.
Vintage jewelry for sale!
Call 250.384.5734 to reserve your tickets 😊

#remembranceday
An opportunity to reflect on conflict, history, and the sacrifices of those who fought.

We would like to share piece called Fragile a few years ago.
Choreographed by our artistic director, Paul Destrooper.
This ballet piece masterfully conveys how loss ...reverberates not only through the individual who has passed but also through the lives of their relatives, friends, and families. It serves as a powerful reminder that the stories of sacrifice and resilience, much like those represented by the candles in that elementary school gymnasium, continue to shape and resonate in our lives today.
Visit our profile to get the link!

BV is back in the studio and there is definitely a Holiday season shift in the air with Nutcracker rehearsals beginning!
Get your tickets now! balletVictoria.ca

#balletvictoria #balletdancer #balletclass #balletperformance #yyjart #yyjartist

Our Ballet Rocks is done🎸🤘
Thank you to everyone who attended. If you missed it or want to re-experience it stay tuned for the video!! Sign up through our website❣️

#balletvictoria #balletdancer #balletperformance #balletclass #balletvictoriabc #yyjarts #yyjdance #yyjartist

#happyworldballetday from Ballet Victoria ⭐️
Thank you @ivanaho77 for teaching company class 🙏🏻
This week is the last week of Ballet Rocks shows 🥊 Nutcracker is coming soon, stay tuned for more info!❄️
#balletvictoria #balletdancer #balletclass #balletlife #yyjarts ...#yyjartist #yyjdance

Ballet Victoria’s #halloween Special

The rules are simple: Dress up (or dress your kids) in your most creative Halloween costume and/or create an enchanting makeup look to go with it.
Share a photo of your costume and makeup on our Instagram (don’t forget to tag us!) or via email... (c-mgr@balletvictoria.ca) for a chance to win FOUR TICKETS to our upcoming show, The Gift of the Nutcracker. Share the post, tag BV and comment 🙏🏻It’s a perfect opportunity to experience the magic of ballet with your friends or family this holiday season!

Whether you’re a sugar plum fairy or spooky pumpkin, we can’t wait to see your magical transformations. Our contest is all treats and no tricks.

Contest Details
Submission Deadline: November 3rd, 2023
Instagram Submission: @balletvictoria (Can be a post or story)
The Lucky Winner: will be revealed on November 10th, 2023

Get ready to let your creativity shine and embrace the Halloween spirit with Ballet Victoria. We look forward to seeing your incredible costumes and makeup.

And remember, in this contest, there’s no limit to your imagination – it’s all about the magic you create. Good luck!

Thank you @sidtheatre !!
We love performing to your full house ⭐️

#balletvictoria #balletperformance
#cortney #yyjart #yyjartist #balletdancer #sidwilliamstheatre #balletrocks

To say that our opening night was a success is an understatement. It was the first time Ballet Victoria has received standing ovations after both Act 1 and Act 2. We are immensely grateful to our supportive community and our dedicated team for making this groundbreaking production a reality. But ...this is just the beginning. If you missed it, don’t worry! You can sign up for BVIDEO at the link in bio.

Thank you @mapleridgeact for having us!
We are going back home and preparing for our Victoria premiere on October 20 🥊🎸⭐️

Next stop on our rock ‘n’ roll tour is Maple Ridge! Get your tickets to Ballet Rocks at the Act Arts Centre this weekend at balletvictoria.ca 🩰 🎸 ⭐️
@mapleridgeact
October 14 - 8 pm
October 15 - 3 pm

Our photographer Dan Takahashi took some amazing photos! Thank you for sharing your talent with BV 🙏🏻❣️

Ballet Rocks is sold out in Victoria, however, you still have chance to see the show in Maple Ridge and the @mapleridgeact and in Courtenay at the @sidtheatre !

We still have spots left for our incredible First Dance Class
@balletvictoriaconservatory ! Don't miss out on the chance to ignite your child's passion for movement!

#happythanksgivng
Opening show in Duncan @cowichanpac was huge success!! Crowds on their feet and exhilarated! Standing ovations after the first Act and the second act as well ❣️. Denman was completely sold out. Thank you to our wonderful audiences for your generosity and passion for the ...arts 🙏🏻🩰

#balletvictoria #yyjarts #duncan #denmanisland #tourlife #ballettour #balletdancer #victoriabc

Ballet Rocks is almost sold out in Victoria!
However, you can catch it at the Cowichan Theatre in Duncan tonight at 7:30 pm!! Biggest stage on Vancouver Island @cowichanpac @duncancowichan

Photos by @gailtakahashi

En Pointe for Truth and Reconciliation 🧡
Let’s dance together towards healing, understanding, and unity

#TruthAndReconciliation #BalletForChange #unityindiversity

Photo by @baburns1

A glimpse into Andrea Bayne’s ensemble masterpiece, to Pink Floyd’s The Wall, where the harmonies of life, music, and ballet converge in perfect parallel 🩰🎶✨

Unexpected genre blending! Ballet Rocks combines beautiful technique,drama, modern love, and even a little boxing 🥊
Get your tickets now! www.balletvictoria.ca

Ballet Rocks, where tradition meets revolution.
Has anyone told you “Ballet is boring?”
Get ready to be converted 🎸
Tickets www.balletvictoria.ca

Bolero Choreographed by Paul Destrooper
Join us for our Ballet Rocks performance and enjoy works and music that rock.. beyond just great Rock music ❤️
Tickets balletvictoria.ca

Welcome Eléna Fuerbringer who graduated from @balletvictoriaconservatory Aspirant program and was hired into the company as an apprentice!

“Being a company dancer for Ballet Victoria is an incredible experience and dream come true. Even though we are only two weeks into our 2023 / 2024 ...season, every day has presented new challenges that have given me the opportunity to grow and develop as an artist.

Exploring the combination of contemporary ballet and classic rock music through rehearsals for our current production ‘Ballet Rocks’ has been unique and exciting. I remember seeing another "Ballet Rocks" program as a student many years ago and it was by far one of my favourites!

I'm thrilled to start my professional career as a dancer with Ballet Victoria working on such a memorable, fun and challenging show like ‘Ballet Rocks’!”

- Eléna Fuerbringer

The new creations started a couple weeks ago in the studio, and we decided to share with you. new BV dancer Reira Ikeda’s perspective on dancing with the company:
“We are learning a lot of new and different choreography right now and I am enjoying the process. Dancing to rock music is very ...different than classical music. The choreography requires both ballet technique and a more grounded approached. I find it the movement quality interesting and challenging. It is something I have never experienced before, but I am getting used to it. All the dancers are getting into the groove and I think it will be really fun to watch!”

Get your tickets today and catch an inspiring modern twist on ballet featuring iconic rock music like Pink Floyd’s The Wall.

New as well, we are offering 2:00 pm matinees on both Saturday and Sunday this year.

“Ballet Rocks” our own theatre! From our “Pandemic Playhouse”, Kirk Hall has grown into a full-fledged venue with all the lighting, sound and stage production values, as well as comfortable seating, spacious new washrooms and more. Simply sit back and enjoy ballet like you have never seen ...it before!

To purchase your tickets, visit our website at www.balletvictoria.ca or call our office at (250) 213-5648 for special requests.

We look forward to hosting you in Kirk Hall for a truly memorable experience!

Ballet Victoria 23-24 season is on ⭐️
Dancers are rehearsing Ballet Rocks 🎸with all new works .. ✨✨
Get your tickets now! www.balletvictoria.ca

Congratulations to Ballet Victoria Conservatory students Megan Cairns and Rex Owen on being accepted into Canada’s National Ballet School in Toronto! We wish them all the best for this exciting new chapter in their lives.
Check the article on the Oak Bay news website!!

Great seats, and more matinée options for one high octane new program that brings back some of the 80’s most iconic rock music 🎸🤘
Visit balletvictoria.ca for more info!