The Long Road to Success: An Interview with Heather Lumsden-Ruegg
July 14, 2017
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Heather Lumsden-Ruegg is gracefully dancing her way into her sixth season with Canada’s Ballet Jörgen [CBJ]. Growing up in the town of Newmarket Ontario, Heather started taking ballet classes at the young age of 12. Heather experimented with different…
Dancing From the Heart: An Interview with CBJ Dancer Momoka Matsui
July 7, 2017
Momoka as Neapolitan Dancer in Swan Lake, 2016 – Photo Credit: Kevin Vagg Momoka Matsui is a tiny tornado of a ballerina. She leaps and twirls across the stage with such energy that you cannot take your eyes off her, despite her youth and small…
Building Dance from Coast to Coast: HAPPY CANADA DAY!
June 30, 2017
It’s Canada’s 150th birthday! Canada’s Ballet Jörgen is happy to congratulate this great nation on 150 years, especially because it coincides with our own 30th anniversary! CBJ is dedicated to spreading the art and appreciation of ballet throughout fro…
Celebrating Pride 2017!
June 23, 2017
In 2016 CBJ had the pleasure of taking part in the Pride Parade, dancing our way down the entire parade route! Check out our performance and rehearsal! Learn more about CBJ’s event schedule here. Photo Credit: Kamal Daid
Meet the Mentors: Emily Holmes & Lauren Peter
June 16, 2017
Emily (left) and Lauren (right) backstage in their Swan costumes. Emily Holmes (left) & Lauren Peter (right) have had quite an exhilarating season. Both ladies are recent Dance Performance graduates from George Brown who had the exciting opportunit…
Announcing CBJ’s 30th Anniversary Season!
June 12, 2017
Dancer: Saniya Abilminjineva discotoast Canada’s Ballet Jörgen (CBJ) announces its 30th anniversary season featuring a remount of Anastasia with new choreography, and The Nutcracker, A Canadian Tradition in celebration of our nation’s 150th anniversary…
Looking Back on the 2016/2017 Swan Lake Tour
June 9, 2017
The 2016/2017 Swan Lake Tour was a huge success and one of the biggest in CBJ history. One of our greatest successes of the tour was the inclusion of over 360 young dancers in our performances of Swan Lake. Inspiring young dancers and giving them the o…
Canada’s Ballet Jörgen Kilometer Contest 2017
June 2, 2017
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First Time Around: Akari Fujiwara’s CBJ debut season
Akari Fujiwara, one of our 2016-2017 RBC Apprentices, has just finished her debut season with CBJ, which included her first tour across Canada! We sat down with Akari to learn about her impressions of Canada. How was your first season? If you could des…
Elise Tigges: GBC Centre for Arts, Design and Information Technology Valedictorian 2017!
May 26, 2017
Bethany Pethick Elise Tigges is the first dancer to be selected as Valedictorian for the George Brown College Centre for Arts, Design & Information Technology, so to celebrate her honour we sat down with Elise to talk about her time at George Brown, an…
A Fond Farewell: Celebrating Jane Wooding
May 19, 2017
Jane Wooding instructs George Brown Dance student Jerry Burchill. We say a fond farewell to long-time faculty member Jane Wooding after teaching with Canada’s Ballet Jörgen and George Brown Dance for 19 years. Jane is moving to Halifax, NS this spring…
En Route: Closing this season with a successful tour in Newfoundland
April 21, 2017
CBJ dancer Gustavo Hernandez with young audiences at Ballet101: Introduction to Dance at the Corner Brook Public Library. Port aux-Basques, NL It is with great pride that we closed the 2016-2017 touring season last night with Swan Lake in Stephe…
Coming Full Circle with Swan Lake on our East Coast Tour
April 9, 2017
Artistic Director Bengt Jörgen with Symphony Nova Scotia Music Director Bernhard Gueller, at a creative session in 2012. We have just finished four performances in Halifax with Symphony Nova Scotia, and I am very touched by how far the production of Sw…
Celebrating CBJ Principal Dancer Hiroto Saito
April 3, 2017
We recently performed at our Toronto home for 3 sold out shows from March 24 to 26. It is always a treat to perform at home and these shows carry additional significance as they were the last time Hiroto Saito, our Principal Dancer for more than 10 yea…
Thank You, Saskatchewan!
March 21, 2017
Thank you for welcoming Canada’s Ballet Jörgen to Saskatchewan! It has been an incredible tour and here are some highlights: • A debut performance of Swan Lake in Regina and the triumphant return to Saskatoon, Swift Current and Yorkton • 3,500+ people…
Local Participant Feature: Meet Emma!
March 14, 2017
“Dancing with Ballet Jörgen is a life changing opportunity! The positive energy given by the company dancers is so inspirational. This experience made me feel like there is no limit on my ability to dance and made me feel so alive!” – Emma Strus, 2017…