Regions Available: Lower Mainland, Fraser Valley &, Howe Sound, Vancouver Island Lower, Vancouver Island Mid, Vancouver Island North, Interior, North, Remote, Kootenays
Languages: English, Mandarin
Since 1978, Goh Ballet Academy Canada has been synonymous with excellence, dedicated to celebrating cultural awareness in the dance community. Under the direction of Chan Hon Goh, former Principal Dancer of the National Ballet of Canada, Goh Ballet is proudly committed to showcasing a wide-range and ever-expanding repertoire of classical and contemporary works. For over four decades, Goh Ballet Academy has cultivated a legacy of training generations of dancers who garner international praise & accolades, establishing Goh Ballet as a key cultural institution advocating diversity, excellence and affirming the global reputation of Goh Ballet as a provider of world class training. The Goh Ballet Youth Company has received international acclaim as one of Canada’s leading professional youth ballet organizations, providing infinite opportunities to young talents while serving as an artistic bridge for aspiring young dancers on their way to a professional career. Goh Ballet’s Youth Company showcases dancers from all over the world such as Australia, Japan, China, United States, South America & Canada. The Youth Company provides dancers with opportunities to perform full–length classical repertoire as well as new innovative creations by some of the world’s most renowned and sought–after choreographers. Cultivating diverse artists with an integral understanding & appreciation of dance as a global entity, graduates continue to flourish in the ranks of world–renowned ballet companies.
School Year: 23-24
Offered Languages: English
Grade Suitability: K - 12
Duration: 60 minutes
Tech Requirements: PA system & a microphone
Available Formats: In Person
Dance has been an intricate part of civilization since before ancient Egypt. Dance is a cultural expression which reflects the society in which it exists. Every gesture and move has its own history and cultural derivation. Dance is an evolving language. Dance connects us to one another through unity, trust and understanding. No matter your race, ethnicity, language or culture, dance has always and will always be a common thread for human beings to communicate without saying a word. Discover dance with Goh Ballet’s Youth Company, transcending audiences through time and space as they unravel the development of dance. Paying homage to cultural inspirations that have influenced the world of dance and many of the famous classical ballets. From the Italian renaissances era where the seeds of ballet began to the great North American choreographers who challenged the old-world technique with new innovative creations. A reverence to the future, where dance will continue to celebrate diversity with respect, representation, and inspiration to learn from one another bringing styles and genres together, uniting us as one. Through a guided interactive performance, audiences will enjoy an array of dances and opportunities to join us on stage to learn to dance. Discover Dance features classical repertoire from iconic ballets; modern creations inspired by legendary choreographers; and innovative fusion creations, all brought to life through movement, music, costumes, and storytelling.
The Goh Ballet Academy has played a major role in the promotion of classical ballet in Vancouver. Their programs have inspired students, teachers and choreographers alike, who have gone on to have successful careers in their chosen fields. Through their various outreach programs, the Academy has brought a love of dance and movement to countless children and adults in their community. Karen Kain, C.C. , Artistic Director, National Ballet of Canada
I have known Goh Ballet for decades and have seen what a difference they have made to dance not only in Canada but also in the world. Reid Anderson, Artistic Director, Stuttgart Ballet
Despite international recognition, the Goh Academy is about community first. Northshore News