Ballet Kelowna :: Performances



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The Nutcracker

New Staging by Carley Bailey and Regeanna Stubel
Featuring Ballet Kelowna and the Canadian School of Ballet

Experience the magic and splendor of the holiday season with the beloved classic, The Nutcracker. Presented by the Canadian School of Ballet, and featuring the exquisite artistry of Ballet Kelowna’s company of dancers, this enchanting masterpiece captures the wonder of childhood fantasy, transporting audiences on a captivating adventure with Clara, her Nutcracker Prince, the Sugar Plum Fairy, and a host of other delightful characters. Danced to Tchaikovsky’s timeless score, this season’s revitalized production features virtuosic choreography, gorgeous dancing, and the imaginative re-staging of many popular scenes. The Nutcracker remains a cherished, heart-warming tradition for the entire family.

Dec. 12, 2014 @ 7:30pm
Dec. 13, 2014 @ 2pm & 7:30pm
Dec. 14, 2014 @ 2pm


The Ashley Bouder Project

Featuring New York City Ballet Principal dancers Ashley Bouder and Amar Ramasar, alongside NYCB company artists Emily Kikta, Sebastian Villarini, Paul Walker and Indiana Woodward.

Prepare to be moved to new heights with a premiere production featuring the dramatic power and astonishing athleticism of some of the world’s greatest dancers and choreographers. Ashley Bouder, Principal dancer with The New York City Ballet, has assembled an elite ensemble of NYCB’s finest artists to present a performance experience of the highest caliber with The Ashley Bouder Project. The explosive first act, An Exposé on Ballet Style, promises the grand classical and neoclassical works by ballet legends Marius Petipa and George Balanchine – including excerpts from Don Quixote, Swan Lake, Agon and the Tchaikovsky Pas de Deux. The second act boasts the anticipated Canadian premiere of Rouge et Noir, choreographed by BC’s-own Joshua Beamish, artistic director of MOVE: the company, with music from Shostakovich and costumes by American fashion designer B Michael.

March 3, 2015 @ 7:30pm


Forward: A Mixed Repertory Programme

James Kudelka, Shawn Hounsell, Simone Orlando

Ballet Kelowna closes the season with a mixed programme featuring three premieres by some of Canada’s leading contemporary ballet choreographers, coupled with the introduction of Lee Dances - a presentation of excerpts from award-winning works created for the esteemed Clifford E. Lee Choreography Award. The program will open with the Company premiere of James Kudelka’s Byrd Music, showcasing the acclaimed choreographer’s distinct balletic voice. Rich in technical inventiveness and thrilling grandeur, Kudelka’s signature mix of ingenious ballet partnering and lyrical interplay will be on full display. Former Royal Winnipeg Ballet dancer and award-winning choreographer Shawn Hounsell coupled with Ballet Kelowna’s-own Artistic Director, Simone Orlando, will each create new work, highlighting the electrifying artistry and physicality of Ballet Kelowna’s masterly dancers.

April 24, 2015 @ 7:30pm

Byrd Music
Choreography by James Kudelka
Music by Rodney Sharman

Lee Dances
Excerpts from:
Shawn Hounsell’s Creaturehood (1996)
Simone Orlando’s Winter Journey (2006)
Heather Myers’ Dedications (2009)

New Work
Choreography by Shawn Hounsell

New Work
Choreography by Simone Orlando


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All performances held at the Kelowna Community Theatre, 1375 Water St.