Ballet 3


This class is taught by:

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.

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.

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".

 

Makaila Wallace

A Canadian born in Vallejo, California, Makaila started her professional dance training at the Royal Winnipeg Ballet School at age 14 and attended Bolshoi Ballet summer programs. She danced with the RWB company as an apprentice before moving to Stockholm, Sweden to join the Royal Swedish Ballet. There she had the opportunity to perform many lead roles (including Myrtha in Giselle, staged and casted by Natalia Makarova). After three years, she returned to Canada and joined Ballet BC. Dancing nationally and internationally, her personal performance highlights have included works by choreographers Jorma Elo, Johan Inger, Crystal Pite, Aszure Barton, Serge Bennathan, Jiri Kylian and Medhi Walerski, among others. Makaila finished her final season with Ballet BC in 2014, where she danced for almost 11 years. She is now an independent artist living in Vancouver.
In the summer of 2015 Makaila was very honoured to be asked to be a part of the Margie Gillis Legacy Project (a platform to ensure Margie’s creative legacy continues) http://margiegillis.org/english/legacy-project-projet-heritage/ where she had the opportunity to observe and work closely with Margie and other collaborators in Montreal.
Makaila is dedicated to wanting to create a positive and supportive environment in her classes. There, she hopes people will have the opportunity to investigate and explore their own personal experiences and sensations of movement in an open and creative space. Photo by: Michael Slobodian
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:

  • Thu Apr 27 10:00 am - 11:30 am with Wen Wei Wang
  • Fri Apr 28 10:00 am - 11:30 am with Beverly Bagg
  • Sun Apr 30 11:00 am - 12:30 pm with Reid Colton
  • Mon May 01 10:00 am - 11:30 am with Beverly Bagg
  • Tue May 02 10:00 am - 11:30 am with Beverly Bagg
  • Wed May 03 10:00 am - 11:30 am with Wen Wei Wang
  • Thu May 04 10:00 am - 11:30 am with Wen Wei Wang
  • Fri May 05 10:00 am - 11:30 am with Beverly Bagg
  • Sun May 07 11:00 am - 12:30 pm with Reid Colton
  • Mon May 08 10:00 am - 11:30 am with Beverly Bagg
  • Tue May 09 10:00 am - 11:30 am with Beverly Bagg
  • Wed May 10 10:00 am - 11:30 am with Wen Wei Wang
  • Thu May 11 10:00 am - 11:30 am with Wen Wei Wang
  • Fri May 12 10:00 am - 11:30 am with Beverly Bagg
  • Sun May 14 11:00 am - 12:30 pm with Reid Colton
  • Mon May 15 10:00 am - 11:30 am with Beverly Bagg
  • Tue May 16 10:00 am - 11:30 am with Makaila Wallace
  • Wed May 17 10:00 am - 11:30 am with Wen Wei Wang
  • Thu May 18 10:00 am - 11:30 am with Wen Wei Wang
  • Fri May 19 10:00 am - 11:30 am with Beverly Bagg


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