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🌟 Experience the magic of dance at the Ballet Victoria Conservatory’s Year-End Recital on June 23! ✨
Our talented students and faculty have worked tirelessly to bring you an afternoon of breathtaking performances.
Don’t miss this spectacular showcase of their hard work and ...talent! 🩰🎶
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📸: @gailtakahashi

Reflecting on our season, we are deeply grateful to our patrons and donors for their incredible support. Thank you! 🙏✨

Company dancers @risa.kbyshi & @peternicholastaylor
📸Gordon Griffiths

What a unique experience getting to collaborate with Climate and the Arts on this project! With a standing ovation from the crowd it was a great success!

Last show of 2023-2024 season completed!
Thank you for all the people who came to see our Swan Lake 🦢🙏🏻❣️
With two full houses and standing ovations, our hearts are full ❤️

It’s almost showtime!
Still some seat are available!
Don’t miss our world premiere of Swan Lake ❣️

#happymothersday from BV❣️
From the Queen in Swan Lake: tickets to the performances are the perfect gift for Mother’s Day ❤️

Last chance to sign up for this weekends Spring Workshops!!!
Saturday May 4th join me for contemporary soulful choreography! 5:30-6:30pm
Sunday May 5th join Julia Hockey in a strengthening and stretching class for dancers 1:00-2:00pm.
Beginner ballet 101 with Bethany at ...2:30pm-3:30pm
Fear of Centre, learn how to transition from a beginner to intermediate with Julia! 2:30-3:30pm
Jazz and lyrical combo class with Julia 4:00-5:00pm
Last minute registrations are still available

White or Black? 🦢🖤

Don’t miss this opportunity to see the our newest ballet Swan Lake !

#balletvictoria #swanlake #swanlakeballet

Thank you to everyone who attended our spring soiree to support Ballet Victoria ❣️thank you to all the sponsors who were so generous ❤️
it was a wonderful time 🎊

Have you seen @mondaymag latest issue, featuring our Swan Queen, @risa.kbyshi

Catch our world première of Swan Lake at the Royal Theatre on May 17 (7:30 pm) & 18 (2:00 pm). Tchaikovsky’s classic score, a powerful story, and beautiful dancing by our company dancers and students of ...the @balletvictoriaconservatory

A BV original classic creation. Let your heart take flight with Swan Lake ❣️ tickets are selling.. get your seats now and enjoy the ballet of the year!

#swanlake #balletswanlake #balletvictoria #yyjartist #yyjart

Come catch our last show of Dracula at @chilliwackculturalcentre tomorrow!!!
Tickets are still available 🥰

Thank you to everyone who attended our Ballet performances at the Royal Theatre and the standing ovations this past weekend 🙏🏻. We are off to the @chilliwackculturalcentre this coming Friday so don’t miss this last chance to see Dracula ❤️🧛🏻❣️
Photo by Dan Takahashi

Opening night was a wonderful success ⭐️
Only 2more chances to catch the thrill of BV’s Dracula 🧛🏻
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Get your tickets to Dracula, a nail biting ballet with incredible physicality and superb visual effects. Of course the sound track is to die for 🧛🏻❣️#stpatrick is coming to watch ☘️
#victoriabc #balletyyj #yyjarts #yyjaritst #balletvictoria #draculaballet

Think ballerinas are all princesses? Welcome to BV’s Dracula where ballerinas are taking a bite out of ballet stereotypes!
#internationalwomensday #womensday2024

A spectacle for the senses. Don’t miss it! One week away from our first show Dracula ! 🧛🏻
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#hellomarch #happyfridayeveryone
Only 2weeks away from the Dracula performances !!
Don’t miss it!!

👰‍♀️💔 𝐌𝐞𝐞𝐭 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐜𝐚𝐩𝐭𝐢𝐯𝐚𝐭𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐛𝐫𝐢𝐝𝐞𝐬 𝐨𝐟 𝐃𝐫𝐚𝐜𝐮𝐥𝐚... 𝐢𝐟 𝐲𝐨𝐮 𝐝𝐚𝐫𝐞! 💔👰‍♀️

Dive into the dark and mesmerizing world of Ballet Victoria’s ...“Dracula” this March 15, 16, and 17 at the Royal Theatre.

Get your tickets now and witness the haunting beauty of Dracula’s brides come to life on stage. 🩰🎭

🎟️ 𝐓𝐢𝐜𝐤𝐞𝐭𝐬 𝐚𝐯𝐚𝐢𝐥𝐚𝐛𝐥𝐞 𝐚𝐭:

#BalletVictoria #Dracula #Ballet #royaltheatre

BV Dracula photo contest has a winner!
This is the winning image.
We will contact the winner directly via DM 😊
Thank you for participating 🙏🏻

Who is behind the role of the Vampire who started it all?
Get your tickets now and find out!
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 🎟️💃

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.

VENUE: Royal Theatre, 805 Broughton Street

Friday, March 15 at 7:30PM
Saturday, March 16 at 7:30PM
Sunday, March 17 at 2:00PM

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

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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 incredible score.

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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 🐀❤️

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 🙏🏻

#hellodecember ❄️
BV invites you to a magical winter wonderland ✨✨
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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 ❄️ 🎄 🩰

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.

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.
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#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... ( 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 🩰 🎸 ⭐️
October 14 - 8 pm
October 15 - 3 pm

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

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