Minkhorst | Director,
Canada’s Royal Winnipeg Ballet School
Arlene Minkhorst is a graduate of the National Ballet School (Canada) and Canada’s Royal Winnipeg Ballet School. She performed in numerous productions with the Royal Winnipeg Ballet Company before directing her energies to teaching full-time.
Ms Minkhorst joined the faculty of the RWB School in 1979 and was appointed Director of the RWB School in 2004 after the retirement of Founding Director, David Moroni, C.M.
Throughout her years with the School, Ms Minkhorst has taught all levels of ballet and pointe technique and repertoire for the RWB School’s Ballet Academic Program. She has also taught for the RWB School’s Teacher Training Program and conducted performance rehearsals. In addition, Ms Minkhorst has toured Manitoba and neighboring provinces presenting lectures about dance and dance training in public schools with the RWB School’s Concert Hour Ballet Program.
Ms Minkhorst has guest taught and adjudicated for dance festivals and dance competitions across Canada and the United States and has been a member of the jury for the Youth America Grand Prix in New York, NY, the Prix de Lausanne, the Japan Grand Prix and the Tanzolymp in Berlin, Germany.