The Scholarship Showcase and 70th Anniversary celebration is Sunday, October 2! Call us (604-681-1525) or order your tickets online if you haven’t already.
Meet the hosts! Brent Belsher and Lesley Telford
Brent Belsher, who is tour manager and fundraiser for Crystal Pite’s Kidd Pivot company, is currently in Paris, where he attended the opening of Crystal Pite’s (a former VBS scholarship winner!) new ballet for the Paris Opera Ballet on Sept 24th. One reviewer reported that ‘the audience leapt to their feet (unusual in Paris) applauding wildly at the end of “Seasons’ Canon”, her new piece for 54 dancers. I’m sure Brent will have some wonderful stories to tell in between his hosting duties.
Lesley Telford – another former VBS scholarship winner – will also have interesting stories to tell about her experiences dancing and creating for so many places in Europe and North America. We are so thrilled that she and Brent will host our 70th Anniversary celebration.
We have a great lineup of performances by dancers who won scholarships at the 2016 Spring Seminar! The dancers have been preparing wonderful solos and a group performance just for Sunday’s festivities. The afternoon includes the induction of Renée Cherrier (a former VBS scholarship winner herself) into the BC Entertainment Hall of Fame.
Our office is currently full-to-the-brim of amazing silent auction items Ballet BC tickets, a Sugar Plum Fairy piñata by PK Munro, some fantastic wine baskets, beautiful jewellery from Birks and Jeweliette, tickets to Les Trockadero des Monte Carlo, Canucks Tickets and so much more!
See you Sunday to toast 70 years of being a part of Vancouver’s vibrant dance community. The Scholarship Showcase is in the Faris Theatre, The Dance Centre, 677 Davie Street.
Festivities begin at 1pm, induction of Renée Cherrier 2pm, gala performances 2:30pm.
The Scholarship Showcase is coming up!
The 2016 Scholarship Showcase promises to offer wonderful performances by some of our 2016 scholarship winners (past VBS scholarship winners include the National Ballet of Canada’s Heather Ogden and Royal Birmingham Ballet’s Celine Gittens), an exciting silent auction with items like hockey tickets, jewellery, decadent drink packages and other wonderful finds, and a special toast to the Vancouver Ballet Society as we turn 70 years old!
This year we are pleased to include the induction of Renee Cherrier into the BC Entertainment Hall of Fame as a part of our festivities. Cherrier was a Vancouver Ballet Society scholarship winner 40 years ago and she will be inducted into the BC entertainment Hall of Fame during our Gala. She is being recognized for her long career as a dancer; she trained with Alexandra Danilova, Jacques D’Amboise and Carmelita Maracci, performed in musicals with Jerry Orbach and Chita Rivera, and is known for her work with Kenny Rogers and Wayne & Shuster.
To order tickets, either fill out the online form or phone us at 604-681-1525.
Proceeds go towards our future programming supporting dancers with scholarships to pursue their craft.
Mark your calendars!
Spring Seminar 2017 will run March 12-17, 2017
Auditions will be held on January 15, 2017
Audition dates will be released as soon as possible
Stay tuned to hear who the 2017 faculty is and other exciting details.
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