Ballet 3

This class is taught by:

Beverly Bagg

Ballet Mistress – Alberta Ballet Company Calgary, AB.
Ballet Mistress - Ballet BC, Vancouver BC.
Present - 2009
• Performing with Alberta Ballet, in Contemporary and Character Role.
January 1989 – March 1976:
• Performing Arts Council of Transvaal, (Pact) Ballet Company, South Africa. Joined Company in March 1976 and promoted to Principal Dancer in January 1986.

August 1983 - August 1982:
• Frankfurt Ballet Company, Germany.

Jill Henis

jill henis: Dancer, Choreographer, Director, Teacher, Adjudicator and Performer. Originally from Vancouver B.C., jill now calls Calgary her home. With over 34years of Dance study, performance and investigation Jill’s employment as a Dance artist has included: Classical Ballet companies, Contemporary companies and independent contracts spanning the mediums of Stage, Film, Theatre and Television. Her work has taken her throughout South-East Asia, The United States, Cuba and Australia. Though much of jill's performing career has been abroad she has created and performed throughout Canada. ~ an abbreviated list: Dancing on the Edge, 12 Minutes Max, Press Play, Blue Earth Project, Dances for a Small Stage, Toronto’s Fringe Festival, Creative Dominion Society’s Launch Pad, B.C. Buds Spring Arts Fair, Dance Montage, Springboard’s Fluid Festival, Annual Alberta Dance Festival and Telus Sparks’ “Junkyard Symphony”. jill has taught aspiring through to professional Dancers for over 20years. For five of those years, she taught regularly for Vancouver’s Harbour Dance Centre. This opportunity provided immense pleasure for jill as she was able to guide classes for Dancers of varying experience including professional Dance Artists from around the world. In 2009 jill founded her Contemporary Dance Company mixOLOGYdanceMine. A launching point for mixOLOGY was being awarded the title of “Primary Dance Company” for Saskatoon’s 2010 Olympic Torch Ceremony Celebrations. Since it’s inception, mixOLOGY has choreographed and presented over two dozen works including five full length Performances. Now the “Company in Residence” at North Calgary Dance Centre, the company works full time along with offering consistent adult oriented drop in classes to the community of movers. (Please like “Calgary OPEN DANCE Classes with jill henis | mixOLOGYdanceMine” for all of the information or “Friend” jill or mixOLOGY on FB for updates) Jill’s teaching style looks to unveil individuality while emphasizing our connection to; space, alignment, impulses (both internal & external), fluidity, musicality, breath, the articulation of the spine and how these choices ultimately inform vocabulary & expression.

Delina Law

Delina started her ballet training at seven with Jean M. Wong School of Ballet in Hong Kong. At fifteen, she went to Canada to study high school and then university. She continued her ballet training at Alberta Ballet School and York University. During her studies in Canada, she had received two dance scholarships, one from York University and the other from The Banff Centre for the Arts. She graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree in Dance from York University in 1980. She performed with the Goh Ballet in Vancouver for a year and then returned to Hong Kong in 1981.

In Hong Kong, Delina had worked as a dancer with the City Contemporary Dance Company (CCDC), Resident Choreographer for Hong Kong Television Broadcasts Limited (HK-TVB) and Dance Director of Asia Television Limited (ATV). She had choreographed and directed numerous works for television, films and stage. Her choreographic venture had taken her to New York, Athens, Kuala Lumpur, Edmonton, Vancouver and Toronto.

Delina moved to Canada in 1990 and continued her dance career there. She taught ballet at Harbour Dance Centre, Ballet British Columbia and Arts Umbrella in Vancouver. She performed and choreographed for the annual ‘Dancing on the Edge Festival’ from 1991-1993. She also choreographed for Arts Umbrella Youth Dance Company and co-produced an evening long dance concert ‘3 at Eleven’ in 1996. She returned to Hong Kong the same year.

Erica Trivett

Erica was trained at the Goh Ballet Academy. She was a finalist at the 1991 Prix de Lausanne, was awarded by Critics Choice Tanz International, most promising young dancer in Switzerland (1999) and best female performer (2002) in the role of Martha in Who is Afraid of Virginia Woolfe in Denmark. Erica danced as a soloist with Oregon Ballet Theatre, the Grand Théâtre de Genève and Gulbenkian Balllet (Portugal). She began free-lancing in 2000 in Swtizerland, France, Greece, Denmark and eventually based herself in Brussels for 7 years. She continued to travel and free-lance in and outside of Belgium and studied to become a Feldenkrais Practitioner in Paris, France.

Erica has been teaching workshops in the Feldenkrais Method as well as Ballet and Contemporary classes for schools and companies internationally. She began creating her own work in 2003 and choreographed the Astor Piazzolla opera Maria de Buenos Aires in Copenhagen with the Royal Danish Opera (2005) and also Hansel and Gretel in the Semperoper of Dresden (2006).

- Erica in "Twice Removed" -

She returned to Canada in 2010 to continue her interests in dance, movement and health. Erica has been a member of the faculty for Coastal Ballet and Pacific Dance Arts for 2 years and has choreographed for the company as well.

Erica is currently a 4th year student in the Canadian College of Osteopathy - Vancouver.

Eva Carius

Eva Carius started her ballet training the suburbs of Vancouver with Ellen Andrews and Jo Slater. From local competitions she won scholarships to the Banff School of Fine Arts and the School of the Royal Winnipeg Ballet. She joined the RWB company in 1975. She danced in a broad range of rolls, from the classics of Les Sylphides (Waltz) and Ashton's Les Patineurs (Blue Girl) to the more modern and dramatic Family Scenes (The Mother) and Rite of Spring (Chosen One) by Oscar Araiz. In 1980 she was invited to Le Ballet du Grand Theatre de Geneve in Switzerland as a soloist, promoted to principal a year later. There she continued her work with Oscar Araiz reprising former roles and creating many new works.

Eva began teaching while in Europe, at summer school in Vignale, Italy. On returning to Canada she danced and taught company class for Judith Marcuse Repertory Dance Theatre. She also began teaching at The Dance Gallery, Terpsichore Studios, Goh Ballet Academy and Harbour Dance Centre in Vancouver. After taking a some years off to raise a family, Eva has been teaching at Harbour Dance Centre since 2006.

"Dance has brought a great deal of joy to my life, and I love to encourage students' natural joy of movement to flow through their ballet technique, fine-tuning that technique along the way."

Emily Noton

Emily grew up and trained in Edmonton, where she started her career with Citie Ballet after years of competing in all disciplines. She is a true multi-genre performer and teacher who holds a B.A. from the University of Alberta, and a diploma in Arts Administration from Grant MacEwan University that she completed while dancing. In addition to Citie Ballet she also performed with the Russian Vaganova Society and Mile Zero Dance Company in Canada. In New York she performed with the Graham-based Saba Dance Theatre and LiNK Contemporary Jazz Dance Company, and in Philadelphia with the Rebecca Davis Dance Company. Internationally, she worked with several ballet schools in Okinawa, Japan, and taught at Broadway Dance Centre in Tokyo. In addition to ballet and contemporary concert dance, Emily has performed with music legend Mannheim Steamroller, and Zach Galifianakis, star of “The Hangover”. She has modeled for the renowned dance photographer Lois Greenfield, and has been sponsored by Bloch dancewear and Sansha. While living in New York she used her diverse talents to collaborate with the creatively renowned Crunch Gyms to film dance fitness videos and do TV publicity for the company, and has also appeared as a background dancer in art films.

In addition to all of this exciting work, she has always remained very committed and enthusiastic about teaching dance at all levels and has branched out to training actors in New York as well. Emily is passionate about the pursuit of physical training in dance and has her Certified Personal Trainer designation from NASM in the US. One of her newest endeavors with colleagues in New York was the formation of PAC (Performing Arts Collective), which tours the North East area conducting performance workshops for pre-professionals. Recently, she has choreographed new work for Alberta's International Feats Festival of Dance, was the guest choreographer for Motif 2011 at the University of Alberta, and has been adjudicating across North America. She is excited to be back in Canada and Vancouver-based!

Reid Colton

Mr. Reid is currently residing in Langley and teaches at various studios in the lower mainland area. Reid specializes in teaching Mens/Womens Ballet Technique, Men’s Variations and pas de deux.

Reid began training with Philip Fuller in Los Angeles at the age of 8. As a student at the Idyllwild Arts Academy, he attended summer sessions on scholarship with ABT, San Francisco Ballet and the Royal Ballet. He received a scholarship to the post secondary program of Canada’s National Ballet School, where he studied with Lindsay Fischer and had a brand new work choreographed on him by James Kudelka. Reid represented NBS in an international showcase, dancing the late Rudi van Danzig’s "Third Song" at the Stuttgart Ballet.

Upon graduating from the post secondary dance program, Reid joined Ballet West and performed ballets such as "Giselle", "Sleeping Beauty" and Balanchine’s "Stars and Stripes". In 2008, Reid joined The Orlando Ballet and danced roles in Fernando Bujones’ "Don Quixote", and Robert Hill’s "Le Corsaire".


Caitlin Griffin

Over the past decade, Caitlin has performed in ballet and contemporary productions across Canada and in China, Thailand, and Israel. She has worked on stage with companies including Les Grands Ballets Canadiens, MOVE: the company, Sony Pictures's Center Stage: Turn it Up, and the 2010 Olympic Opening Ceremonies. She is an active member of Margie Gillis' Legacy Project, in which she continues to study and perform under the Canadian Dance icon. Presentations of Caitlin's work have included multiple installments of at Dances for a Small Stage, 12 Minutes Max, The ROMP! Festival, The City of Vancouver’s Biennale Open Air Museum, The City of Coquitlam's 125th Anniversary Celebration and for the BC Children's Hospital A Night of Miracles Gala. Acting as ballet choreographer for Team Canada West in 2014, Caitlin's choreography won 4 gold medals at the international competition in Poland. Caitlin is also a sought after adjudicator and guest teacher for youth and is passionate about community engagement through the arts. You can find out more at

Dario Dinuzzi

Dario is originally from Italy, a permanent resident of Canada, and currently an independent dance artist based in
Vancouver. Before his career as a professional dancer, he was performing as a juggler and flamespitter
in southern
Dario has worked for twelve years as a professional dancer in contemporary ballet companies, including Aterballetto
(Reggio Emilia), Les Grands Ballets Canadiens (Montreal), and Ballet BC (Vancouver). During these years he had
the opportunity to connect and interact with artists coming from diverse cultures. Each of them has left a strong
mark in his dancing and understanding of movement. To name a few: Gioconda Barbuto, Serge Bennathan, Mauro
Bigonzetti, Aszure Burton, Stijn Cellis, Jacopo Godani, Jiri Kylian, Johan Inger, Mats Ek, Ohad Naharin, Walter
Matteini, Emily Molnar, Kevin O’Day, Medhi Walerski… among others.
His passion for movement has inspired him to continually investigate, explore and express himself through the
language of dance . In 2007 he choreographs his first short piece and since then he continues to cultivate and enrich
his creative side. His choreographies have been presented in Italy, Canada and US.
Since his move to Vancouver in 2010 he developed skills as a ballet teacher and coach. He has currently taught at
national and international level including: Ballet BC, ArtsUmbrella, Modus Operandi, LamonDance (Vancouver,
BC), Ballet Preljocaj(France), Ballet Basel (Switzerland), Ballet Mannheim (Germany), SUNY (Purchase, NY).
In this phase of his career Dario is focusing on developing further his training. Gaga (Aya Israeli, Doug Letheren,
Yaara Moses, Shahar Biniamini), Hofesh Shechter ( Bruno Guillore, Maeva Berthelot, Sam Coren, Philip Hulford,
Merel Lammers, Attila Ronai) , 605 Collective, James O’Hara, Johannes Wieland and Evangelous Poulinas, are
some of the atitsts and languages he has been exposed to including vertical dance and circus training.
He is currently Artist in Residence with Ballet BC and board member at Cada/West.

Wen Wei Wang

Wen Wei Wang began dancing at an early age in China, where he was born and raised. He trained and danced professionally with the Langzhou Song and Dance Company. In 1991, he came to Canada and joined the Judith Marcuse Dance Company after which he danced with Ballet British Columbia for seven years. In 2000 he received the Clifford E. Lee Choreographic Award and since then has choreographed for the Alberta Ballet, Ballet Jorgen, Dancers Dancing, the North West Dance Projects in Portland USA, and Ballet B C. He also created the dance sections for the Vancouver Opera’s production of Nixon in China . He most recently created a new work for Les Ballets Jazz de Montreal. Since 2003, he has served as Artistic Director of Wen Wei Dance and has choreographed eight full-length works. The company has performed these works at major venues across Canada, and around the world. The company has performed as part of the Vancouver International Dance Festival, the Canada Dance Festival, International Contemporary Dance Festival (Colombia, South America), La Biennale di Venzia (Italy), and the National Center for the Performing Arts (Beijing, China). Wen Wei is the recipient of the 2006 Isadora Award for Excellence in Choreography and the Rio Tinto Alcan Performing Arts Award in 2009.
Ballet: Helps to build a strong base, clean technique and proper alignment, all of which are essential for any kind of dance. Barre exercises, combinations across the floor and adagio are taught to live piano accompaniment. Level 3: This is our most advanced level directed towards long-time enthusiasts and professionals.

Upcoming classes:

  • Fri Sep 22 10:00 am - 11:30 am with Beverly Bagg
  • Sun Sep 24 10:45 am - 12:15 pm with Jill Henis
  • Mon Sep 25 10:00 am - 11:30 am with Jill Henis
  • Tue Sep 26 10:00 am - 11:30 am with Delina Law
  • Wed Sep 27 10:00 am - 11:30 am with Erica Trivett
  • Thu Sep 28 10:00 am - 11:30 am with Eva Carius
  • Fri Sep 29 10:00 am - 11:30 am with Emily Noton
  • Sun Oct 01 10:45 am - 12:15 pm with Reid Colton
  • Mon Oct 02 10:00 am - 11:30 am with Beverly Bagg
  • Tue Oct 03 10:00 am - 11:30 am with Delina Law
  • Wed Oct 04 10:00 am - 11:30 am with Caitlin Griffin
  • Thu Oct 05 10:00 am - 11:30 am with Dario Dinuzzi
  • Fri Oct 06 10:00 am - 11:30 am with Beverly Bagg
  • Sun Oct 08 10:45 am - 12:15 pm with Reid Colton
  • Mon Oct 09 10:00 am - 11:30 am with Beverly Bagg
  • Tue Oct 10 10:00 am - 11:30 am with Delina Law
  • Wed Oct 11 10:00 am - 11:30 am with Wen Wei Wang
  • Thu Oct 12 10:00 am - 11:30 am with Dario Dinuzzi
  • Fri Oct 13 10:00 am - 11:30 am with Beverly Bagg
  • Sun Oct 15 10:45 am - 12:15 pm with Reid Colton


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