Canada’s Ballet Jörgen 2015-2016 Season Report

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2015 – 2016 Season National Presenting Partner

Photo by Jim Orgill

provinces 9 communities 42

63 performances 34,500+ audience

2015-2016 Season at a Glance 555 young dancers from 168 communities joined us onstage Photo by Lawrence Ho

Sleeping Beauty Trailer

The 199th original ballet in Canada’s Ballet JÜrgen’s repertoire.

37 performances attracted 19,600+ audience members in 31 communities in 9 provinces

Photo by Lawrence Ho

The Nutcracker, A Canadian Tradition Trailer


8th annual

provincial tour had 23 performances in 11 Ontario communities


audience members

20%↑ revenue from

performance fees and ticket sales Photo by Michelle Mackenzie

A 6 day tour to


& Other Works

Northern Ontario, 3 performances of

contemporary works.

780+ audience

members enjoyed dance works by

Robert Desrosiers, Allen Kaeja, Hanna Kiel, Derek Sangster, along with excerpts from Sleeping Beauty.

Photo by Percy Mills

communities performances audience

21 Ontario

Ontario & Québec

Burlington, Brantford, Cambridge, Cobalt, Deep River, Guelph, Hamilton, Kitchener– Waterloo, Kirkland Lake, London, Markham, Milton, Oakville, Ottawa, Orillia, Sarnia, St. Catharines, Toronto.



Québec Montmagny St-Georges Thetford Mines

321 young dancers from 95 communities joined us onstage Photo by Kamal Daid

Ontario &



Legend: •

Communities with performances Coloured areas indicate participants’ home communities

“... thank you for giving Veronica the opportunity to be part of a wonderful, exciting and inspiring performance. We as parents enjoyed the professional standard of the company as well as watching our daughter perform to her highest standards.” - Trisha, parent of Kitchener cast member from Kitchener

Ontario &

Québec Spotlight:

Kitchener, ON

2,300+ audience

members attended


performances with live music by the Kitchener-Waterloo Symphony

20%↑ in revenue from performance fees and ticket sales

Photo by Jane Ann Smith

Ontario &


Cast Videos

provinces communities audience

3 British Columbia

Western Canada

Cranbrook Chilliwack Duncan Kitimat Maple Ridge Nelson Terrace Prince Rupert Vernon


Camrose Medicine Hat Spruce Grove



Saskatchewan Saskatoon Weyburn

168 young dancers from 45 communities joined us onstage Photo by Kamal Daid

Legend: •

Western Canada


Communities with performances Coloured areas indicate participants’ home communities

“My daughters and our family truly enjoyed the production of Sleeping Beauty here in Saskatoon. So much so, that my husband and I traveled to Weyburn to see it again a few weeks later.� - Nancy, audience member, Saskatoon and Weyburn

Western Canada

Debut performance attended by 1,600+ audience members. Our 2016-2017 season will include Saskatoon and Regina.


Saskatoon, SK

Photo by Lawrence Ho

Western Canada

Cast Video

provinces communities audience

4 New Brunswick Fredericton Saint John

Atlantic Canada

Newfoundland & Labrador



Nova Scotia Halifax

Prince Edward Island Summerside

St John’s

66 young dancers from 27 communities joined us onstage Photo by Kamal Daid

Atlantic Canada


Legend: •

Communities with performances Coloured areas indicate participants’ home communities

“Ballet Jörgen is the ONLY ballet company that makes its way to our island. …[the] ballets are entertaining and of a strong technical standard, and the company demonstrates FANTASTIC outreach endeavours that expose so many people to this art form. This is vital, as for many people in our province, ...this is their only exposure to professional ballet.” - Marie Steffen, Dance Representative for the Newfoundland and Labrador Arts Council

Atlantic Canada


St. John’s, NL

Our performance attracted 860+ audience members. In

2016-2017, St. John`s will be our base more for programming in


communities in Newfoundland & Labrador. Photo by Lawrence Ho

Atlantic Canada

Cast Video

Media Coverage

Radio & Television

Print Media

Ontario & Québec CBC News (Toronto) CBC Radio One (London) CHCH (Hamilton) CJBK London CP 24 CTV London Daytime Ottawa Rogers TV - Inside Guelph

National Dance Current Macleans

Ontario & Québec (cont’d) The Toronto Star Western Gazette

Ontario & Québec The Brantford Expositor Guelph Mercury Guelph Tribune Hamilton Community News The Hamilton Spectator The Kitchener Citizen London Free Press Oakville Beaver Orangeville Citizen Orléans Star Ottawa Community News Ottawa Life Magazine Our London Snap'd St Thomas Times Journal Stittsville News Stoney Creek News

Western Canada FOOTnotes Saskatoon Star Phoenix Vancouver Shinpo

Western Canada CTV News Saskatoon CBC News Saskatoon

Atlantic Canada Halifax Local Express Journal Pioneer


Media Coverage

Ontario & QuĂŠbec Art Gallery of Hamilton Bullet News Niagara CHCH-Burlington Critics at Large Guelph Mercury Online Ottawa Magazine Snap'd Western Canada East Kootenay News Online Weekly Nipora Atlantic Canada Classic Concerts The Chronicle Herald Dance Nova Scotia Music Nova Scotia

Canada’s Ballet JÜrgen 2015-2016 Season Major Supporters Sleeping Beauty was created with the support of Margaret & David Fountain Sleeping Beauty National Presenting Partner Sleeping Beauty

Government Partners

Ontario Programming Partner

Apprentice Program Partner

Atlantic Youth Program Partner

Creation Partner

Travel Partner

Education Partner

Aeroplan member donation program

Childhood Cancer Foundation Performance Sponsor

Dancer Sponsor and Health & Wellness Partner

Programming Partners

Additional Support: The Bennett Family Foundation, J. P. Bickell Foundation, Findlay Family Foundation, The Linda Frum & Howard Sokolowski Foundation, Charles H. Ivey Foundation, Sanford McFarlane Family Foundation, Adele & Paul Deacon Nanton Fund

Photo by Brian Rivera