ADULT BALLET CLASSES FOR INTRODUCTORY, BEGINNER AND INTERMEDIATE LEVELS
Ballet Kelowna recently moved into a new facility and installed a state-of-the-art sprung dance floor, which is essential to the practice of ballet and other forms of dance. The studio will be open on evenings and weekends to offer programs for the benefit of the community.
Ballet Kelowna’s IN MOTION program offers introductory, beginner and intermediate adult ballet classes.
First come first served!
Ballet classes limited to 25 people.
IN MOTION FACULTY
Valentin Chou graduated from the Paris Opera Ballet School in 2013. He has performed works by Rudolf Nureyev, Maurice Béjart, and George Balanchine and to work under the direction of Claude Bessy, Violette Verdy, and Nils Christe. Upon graduation, Mr. Chou joined Canada’s National Ballet School’s Post-Secondary Program performing works by Jiri Kylian, William Forsythe, John Neumeier, Nacho Duato, Robert Binet, Demis Volpi and Aszure Barton. Mr. Chou participated in The Banff Centre’s Summer Professional Dance Program and premiered a new work by Gabrielle Lamb. This is Mr. Chou’s third season with Ballet Kelowna.
Ms. Bortolussi is a graduate of The Canadian School of Ballet where she studied under the tutelage of Melville Brown, Lori Larson, Carley Bailey and Regeanna Stubel. Ms. Bortolussi has performed in The Canadian School of Ballet's production The Nutcracker 14 years in a row with highlighted appearances as the Angel Queen, the Arabian Queen and Clara. Ms. Bortolussi has participated in summer dance programs at Canada’s National Ballet School, The Boston Ballet School, The Cincinnati Ballet School, and The School of Alberta Ballet. Ms. Bortolussi has also studied at The Okanagan Summer Dance Intensive program under Paul Destrooper and Stephane Leonard. During summer 2015, Ms. Bortolussi participated in The Banff Centre’s Summer Professional Dance Program where she had the privilege of working with choreographer Gabrielle Lamb and the director of the program, Lindsay Fischer. With Ballet Kelowna, Ms. Bortolussi has had the opportunity to work with David LaHay, Brian Macdonald, Kay Armstrong, Raelynn Heppell, Simone Orlando, Heather Meyers, and James Kudelka. This is Ms. Bortolussi’s sixth season with Ballet Kelowna.
Charlotte Reid attended Canada's National Ballet School graduating in 2015. While there, she had the opportunity to perform roles in Giselle, Swan Lake, and the Bluebird Pas de Deux from The Sleeping Beauty. Ms. Reid spent one year in the RBC apprentice program with the National Ballet of Canada and through the course of the year participated in youth outreach programs performing the Pussy Cat Pas de Deux from the Sleeping Beauty, the Pas de Deux from Flower Festival in Genzano as well as pieces choreographed by Lindsay Fischer, Ian Rowe, and Dylan Tedaldi. Additionally, Ms. Reid danced with the company in Romeo and Juliet, The Nutcracker, La Sylphide, and Giselle. She trained in England for one year with English National Ballet School and attended summer programs with Boston Ballet School and San Francisco Ballet School. This is Ms. Reid's first season with Ballet Kelowna.
Allison Lang was born in Vancouver and raised in Coquitlam, BC. She left home at age 10 to train at Canada's National Ballet School in Toronto, going on to graduate and attend the Post-Secondary Program. Ms. Lang has had many opportunities to perform at NBS, including roles in Giselle, Swan Lake and as The Lilac Fairy in The Sleeping Beauty. She participated in summer exchanges with Houston Ballet and The Pacific Northwest Ballet School. Ms. Lang danced professionally with The National Ballet of Canada in James Kudelka's The Nutcracker during the 2015/16 season. This is Ms. Lang's second season with Ballet Kelowna.