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Today, the dancers return to the studio from their summer break! Harrison James begins his second season with the Company, taking on a new role as second soloist after recently being promoted. Here is what he has to say about the promotion and what his experience with the RWB has been like so far.
Since joining the Royal Winnipeg Ballet last season I have encountered a whirlwind of highly anticipated experiences. It was my first season as a professional dancer and I had hefty expectations for a job that I have been working towards since my first ballet class 15 years ago at the age of five. Thank goodness I had such a wonderful time dancing in Israel and all across Canada in physically demanding works that allowed me to push my limits both technically and artistically. Read more »
Julia Jones-Whitehead is currently in program three, senior ladies for summer session at the RWB and will be entering level six in the fall. Julia performed in both First Steps and In Concert this past year and is the inaugural recipient of The Evelyn Hart Scholarship. She shares her thoughts on the first week of summer session. Read more »
RWB Senior Ballet Master Johnny W. Chang has recently returned from China. From June 13 – July 20 he coached two dancers from the National Ballet of China who will compete at the 1st Beijing International Ballet and Choreography Competition. The couple will be performing The Sleeping Beauty pas de deux. Johnny is back in Winnipeg for a short time before flying back to Asia to teach a ballet workshop in Japan.