Ballet Edmonton is a ten-dancer ensemble under the artistic direction of Canadian choreographer Wen Wei Wang. Each season we create original work for our mainstage series in a mixed program format with various Canadian and international choreographic voices. We engage dancers, choreographers, musicians, technical staff and designers.
We also connect with our community through various outreach activities, including our adapted dance classes for adults, seniors, and children. Please consider making a tax-deductible donation to ensure we can continue to create and present contemporary ballet in Edmonton. Ballet Edmonton is a registered charitable not-for-profit organization
Ballet Edmonton has commissioned new creations by Canadian and international choreographer, including; Gioconda Barbuto, Karissa Barry, Josh Beamish, Serge Bennathan, Shay Kuebler, Rachel Meyer, Andrea Peña, Diego Ramalho, Ihsan Rustem, Dorotea Saykaly and Wen Wei Wang.
Ballet Edmonton’s vision is driven by passion and curiosity to explore new ideas. We offer our audiences original, inspired contemporary dance that reflects our Artistic Director’s adventurous, curatorial vision. At the heart of Ballet Edmonton is a desire to develop artists. Our studio practice welcomes dance artists to participate in the creative process to help develop new movement vocabulary and further their artistic development. Our creation process exposes opportunities to explore ideas and conversations through the expression of contemporary ballet and dance to allow for new ways of seeing ourselves and each other.
Ballet Edmonton is a Not-for-Profit charitable organization that operates in Edmonton, Alberta. We provide professional arts employment to an ensemble of dancers, technicians and arts professionals to support the creation of new work to present to the community each season. We hold ourselves accountable and are committed to operational activities that ensure fiscal health to support artistic excellence. We also ensure our productions are affordable and inclusive. Our partners include artists, sponsors, government funders, other not-for-profit partners, and the Ballet Edmonton Board of Directors. Our collective responsibility is to improve continuously.
We acknowledge that the land on which we gather is Treaty No. 6 territory and a traditional meeting ground and home of the First Nations, including the treaty signatories – Cree, Saulteaux, Nakota Sioux, Stony and Cree-Iroquois – as well as other Indigenous peoples, such as the Blackfoot and Métis, who occupied this land. We extend our appreciation for the opportunity to live, create and perform on this territory.
Nikistêyhtamâkânân oma askîwihtâwin ita kâ mâwasakôyâhk Nikotwâsik Kâ akihtêk omâmawôpayônôwâw Nistam Îyinôwak, nânapo ôkih tipahamawâkan tahkikwanênkêwak-Nêhîyawak, Nahkawînôwak, Opwâsîmowak, Asinî Pwâtak êkwah Nêhîyaw Paskosikanak-êkwah kotakak Îyinôwak, tâpiskôc Kaskitêwayasitak êkwah pihtwâyak, kâkîh kikîwîhkêcik otah. Nitâniskê nanâskôtênân tawâw ôtah êh ayâyâhk tita wîci pimâtisîhtamâhk, tita osîhcikêyâhk êkwah tita nôkohtihiwêyâhk otah askîwihtâwinihk.