FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: April 4 to April 19, 2011
MEDIA CONTACT: Peggy Walt | (902) 422-5403 |

BJC releases a contest to meet the dancers, tour backstage, and converse with the Artistic Director

April 4, Halifax– On April 19 at the Rebecca Cohn Auditorium, Ballet Jörgen Canada celebrates the return of Coppélia for a Day. It is our most popular contest by far, inviting dancers and fans to enter for a chance to win a day of activities, shadowing the professional company as they prepare for Coppélia: A Comedy with Love.

Winning contestants enjoy a day that includes meeting the CEO & Artistic Director Bengt Jörgen, mingling with the Ballet dancers, touring backstage and watching a full professional ballet class. Best of all, they will see the evening performance of Coppélia from the best available seats in the house, as guests of the company.

To enter to win, contestants can visit

Coppélia is a story; daring, bold, and funny! It takes us into the mysterious mind of Dr. Coppélius, a lonely and disillusioned toy maker who wishes he could bring his dolls to life to find his perfect bride. This comedy with love is told through the vibrant choreography of award-winning Bengt Jörgen.

On stage Tuesday, April 19 at 7:00PM at the Rebecca Cohn Auditorium, Dalhousie University Arts Centre.  Tickets range from $25 – $54 and can be purchased by visiting, or calling (902) 494-3820.

About Ballet Jörgen Canada

Ballet Jörgen Canada is the only major Canadian ballet company with a repertoire exclusively of original works. For almost 25 years, the organization has sought to advance the art and appreciation of ballet and Canadian choreography through performance, educational experiences and outreach.

As “Canada’s Local Ballet Company” Ballet Jörgen Canada shares the art form with more Canadian communities than any other dance company. Through performances, education and outreach programming, Ballet Jörgen Canada reaches over 50,000 people each year – one third of whom are under the age of 18. For more information visit

Coppélia for a Day!

April 19, 2011, all day
Rebecca Cohn Auditorium
Dalhousie University Arts Centre
Register at 
For information: (902) 422-5403