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Posted: March 25, 2011

Arlene MinkhorstCanada's Royal Winnipeg Ballet congratulates RWB School Director Arlene Minkhorst on her recent YMCA-YWCA Women of Distinction Award nomination.

"Over the past three decades of her career as an arts educator, directly through her own teaching which she continues to actively engage in on a daily basis, as well as through her guidance in various leadership roles, Arlene Minkhorst has created opportunities for thousands of Manitobans to enjoy the many benefits of dance. Some of those whose lives she has touched have even gone on to enjoy careers performing on stages around the world or choreographing for major international ballet companies.  Regardless of the eventual acclaim of her students, Arlene works tirelessly to ensure that quality dance training is accessible to as many people as possible while at the same time insisting that every student is entitled to the highest calibers of training in the pursuit of their own dreams."

The YMCA-YWCA Women of Distinction Awards Program is an inspirational and exciting celebration of talent, achievement, imagination and innovation, honouring Manitoba women who have made a unique and exemplary contribution to the development of others in our community. The 35th Annual Women of Distinction Awards ceremony will be held on May 4, 2011 at the Winnipeg Convention Centre.

Click here for more information about YMCA-YWCA Women of Distiniction Awards

Click here to visit the RWB School website and learn more about Ms Minkhorst

Posted: March 16, 2011

Wonderland Audience ReaCtions
Originally Posted March 16, 2011

Click play for audience impressions on opening night of the World Premiere of RWB's Wonderland in Winnipeg.

* magical * fresh * innovative * original * fantastic * imaginative *
* stunning * brilliant * fun * entertaining * different *
* a party of the senses *

Posted: March 15, 2011

On Tuesday, March 15, RWB Company dancers Yosuke Mino and Yayoi Ezawa were interviewed on CBC Radio about the difficult situation in their home country of Japan.

We would like invite you, the many fans and followers of Canada's Royal Winnipeg Ballet, to visit the Japan Relief page on the CBC website to learn more about what you can do to help.

From the website:

On March 11th, a 9.0 earthquake - the world’s most powerful recorded in history - struck Japan. This impact triggered a destructive tsunami.

Since then, the coast has been hit by more than 150 aftershocks.

The effects of these disasters have displaced Japanese families from their loved ones. Now many are missing, fires have spread, buildings destroyed, towns wiped out and over millions left without water and electricity.

But even in the wake of disaster, there’s always hope. Your contribution can provide emergency supplies and relief required to help those in need.

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