Curtis Foley - Ballet 2 & 3
Ballet 2 Wednesday February 12 and Ballet 3 Friday February 14 at 10am
Vancouver born, Curtis Foley, trained at Canada’s National Ballet School and then graduated from The Royal Winnipeg Ballet School. He performed with The Royal Winnipeg Ballet Company, The Banff Centre and New York City’s Les Ballets Grandiva (Trocadero) in most of the major classics, as well as works by Georges Balanchine, Crystal Pite and many others. With a career that brought him on the stages of Singapore, Sydney, Tokyo and Auckland, he was also featured in live performances of the popular children’s television show, The Toy Castle. In the summer of 2009 he was invited to perform in the Chicago Dance Festival alongside the stars of American Ballet Theatre and Alvin Ailey. Since retirement, he has traveled extensively, teaching for The National Ballet of Canada, Stuttgart Ballet, Ballet Zürich, The National Ballet of Portugal, The Royal Winnipeg Ballet, English National Ballet School, The Alberta Ballet Company, The Banff Centre, New Zealand School of Dance and Tiroler Landestheater Innsbruck amongst. He has conducted master classes in his home country for Simon Fraser University and The Canadian Dance Teacher’s Association, sat on the jury for The BC Arts Council and was Ballet Master at The Banff Centre in the summer of 2011. From 2011-2016 he held the title of Resident Teacher for Ballet BC in Vancouver and from 2016-2019 he was Ballet Master for The Polish National Ballet where he worked personally with and staged the ballets of Wayne McGregor, John Neumeier and Toer van Shayck and assisted in the creation of world premieres by Krzysztof Pastor, Anna Hop and Liam Scarlett. He is currently freelancing for many of the major European institutions, and is also Ballet Master for the National Moravian-Silesian Theatre in Czech Republic.