Founded in 1986, Ballet BC has been under the leadership of Artistic Director Emily Molnar
since 2009. Ballet BC is an internationally acclaimed collaborative and creation-based
contemporary ballet company that is a leader and resource in the creation, production and
education of contemporary dance in Canada. Bold and innovative, the Company’s distinctive
style and approach has made a unique and valuable national contribution to the
development of dance. In 2019, the Company was nominated for an Olivier Award for “Best
New Dance Production” for their tour to Sadler’s Wells in London, which featured Solo
Echo by Crystal Pite, 16 + a room by Emily Molnar, and Bill by Sharon Eyal and Gai Behar.
Ballet BC’s dancers are a group of open-minded and curious artists, each unique for their dynamic
movement while sharing an intuitive passion for dance. Ballet BC is committed to its role as a leader
in the community through dancer training opportunities, community and audience outreach, and
professional development activities.
The Company presents a diverse repertoire of Canadian and international work from the late 20th
and early 21st centuries, and is a hotbed for the creation and performance of new works. Since
2009, the Company has developed a repertoire of more than 45 new works by acclaimed Canadian
and international choreographers including William Forsythe, Cayetano Soto, Sharon Eyal and Gai
Behar, Medhi Walerski, Ohad Naharin, Crystal Pite, Johan Inger, Emanuel Gat, Gustavo Ramirez
Sansano, Jacopo Godani, Company 605, Jorma Elo, Wen Wei Wang, Itzik Galili, Serge Bennathan,
Walter Matteini, José Navas, Emily Molnar, Lesley Telford, Nicolo Fonte, Fernando Hernando
Magadan, Kevin O’Day, Shawn Hounsell, Gioconda Barbuto, Simone Orlando, Robert Glumbek
and Aszure Barton among others.
Under the artistic direction of Emily Molnar, former member of The National Ballet of Canada, Ballet
BC and the Ballett Frankfurt, the Company actively fosters collaborations that support artists,
choreographers and audiences alike, furthering the boundaries of contemporary dance. We
embrace excellence in the practice of contemporary ballet, with its wide diversity of technique and
style, honouring its roots and components.