March 9, 2010. Toronto, Ontario… Bengt Jörgen, Artistic Director & CEO of Ballet Jörgen Canada, is pleased to announce Cinderella for a Day, a new contest running alongside its April 14, 2010 performance of Cinderella at the Rebecca Cohn Theatre in the Dalhousie University Arts Centre, Halifax.

The Cinderella for a Day contest will offer three lucky winners a chance to experience a day in the life of a professional ballet dancer by shadowing the Ballet Jörgen Canada company on their performance day in Halifax.  Contestants will enjoy a full day of activities, including watching the student dress rehearsal from backstage and the full professional ballet class, meeting the dancers, dinner with the Artistic Director & CEO Bengt Jörgen, and seeing the evening performance of Cinderella from the best available seats.

To register, contestants are invited to sign-up for Ballet Jörgen Canada’s email database, available online at www.balletjorgencanada.ca. There are a total of three Grand Prizes available and the full day schedule and additional information can be found at www.balletjorgencanada.ca.

Cinderella for a Day Schedule, April 14, 2010

8:15 AM      Arrive and watch the Ballet Jörgen Canada dancers warm up onstage at the Rebecca Cohn Auditorium for a special Student performance

10:00 AM    See the back stage action by watching the Cinderella Student Dress Rehearsal from the wings

11:15 AM    Participate in the student Q&A period with the company dancers

12:00 PM to 4:00 PM – A break from the day of activities

4:00 PM      Watch the company ballet class onstage at the Rebecca Cohn Auditorium

6:00 PM      Dinner with the Artistic Director

8:00 PM      Cinderella performance at the Rebecca Cohn Auditorium, Dalhousie University Arts Centre

9:30 PM      Join the company backstage for a final meet and greet

Rules and regulations:  To register, contestants must provide Ballet Jörgen Canada with an active email address, first and last name, and phone number. Please note that contact information will be used solely for marketing and communications purposes and it is not traded or sold to third parties. Contestants younger than 16 years of age must register with parental consent. Contestants younger than 18 years of age are welcome to bring a parent or guardian with them throughout the day for supervisory purposes. This contest is not open to Ballet Jörgen Canada employees, media partners or sponsors.

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  Cinderella was made possible by the generous support of:
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The 2010 National tour of Cinderella is made possible with the support of:
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With additional support from:
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The Halifax performance of Cinderella is made possible with the support of:
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Widely recognized for its innovation, warmth, humour and beauty, Ballet Jörgen Canada is the only major Canadian ballet company with a repertoire exclusively of original works.  With over two decades of innovation in creating opportunities for Canadian choreographers and engagement with communities in outreach and educational activities, Ballet Jörgen Canada remains true to the vision of its founders, Bengt Jörgen and Susan Bodie.  Ballet Jörgen Canada’s educational activities range from its long-time collaboration with George Brown College in Toronto to elementary school programming that brings ballet to children across the country.  In addition, Ballet Jörgen Canada’s annual touring brings ballet performances to over 50,000 people from coast to coast in Canada and northern USA, sharing the experience of ballet with more communities in Canada than any other dance company.  With a ‘hub’ in Halifax, Nova Scotia, and centres in Ottawa and Kitchener-Waterloo, Ballet Jörgen Canada is truly Canada’s Local Ballet Company.

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For more information, contact:

Atlantic Tour:
Jonathan Holtby | Marketing & Development Coordinator | Ballet Jörgen Canada
Direct Line: 416-415-5000 x 2886 | mailto:marketing@balletjorgen.ca | www.balletjorgencanada.ca

In Halifax:
Peggy Walt | Atlantic Coordinator | Ballet Jörgen Canada
(902)- 422-5403 | Cell:  (902) 476-1096 | pwalt@eastlink.ca

Broadcast quality tapes available for TV stations – contact marketing@balletjorgen.ca

The Cinderella Electronic Press Kit is available for download at www.balletjorgencanada.ca/Downloads

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