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Posted: January 12, 2011

Originally Posted: January 12, 2011

Be sure to watch CTV Winnipeg in the coming weeks to catch the new RWB Creations Endowment Fund commercial featuring Artistic Director Andre Lewis. The spot starts airing today during Oprah and Ellen! 


Canada's Royal Winnipeg Ballet believes that a vibrant dance company must balance a repertoire of beloved favourites with innovation.

The creation of new works is a core purpose of the RWB and over the years we are pleased to have presented to our audiences such RWB classics as Dracula, The Magic Flute, Val Caniparoli's A Cinderella Story, Peter Pan, Moulin Rouge – The Ballet and coming in March, Wonderland!

The Creations Endowment Fund allows the RWB to:

  • Attract the best dancers and choreographers
  • Play a leading role in Canadian culture, developing world-class dancers, choreographers, set and costume designers and innovative ballet scores right here in Winnipeg
  • Keep our audiences stimulated and attract the next generous of passionate supporters

The Creations Endowment Fund enables the RWB to focus our talent and energy on what we do best – create extraordinary art! Read more »

Posted: January 04, 2011

RWB was delighted to welcome some very special guests backstage after our boxing day performance of Nutcracker!

Peter Mansbridge visits his granddaughter, RWB School Recreational Division student Honor Hinche (dressed as a Mouse), in the wings of the Centennial Concert Hall. He is joined by his wife, Cynthia Dale, and family.

Hugh McFadyen, Leader of the Official Opposition in the Manitoba legislature, with daughter Rachel and RWB Soloist Emily Grizzell backstage.

Photos Rheo Catt

Posted: December 22, 2010

Winnipeg, Manitoba (December 22, 2010) - It's been a very busy day today at The Royal Winnipeg Ballet. Dancers and staff are busily preparing for opening night of Nutcracker, and we had several important guests in the building today as well.

First, the Jewish Foundation of Manitoba stopped by. We'd like to extend our sincerest thanks to the Jewish Foundation for their generous support of our 70th Anniversary Tour to Israel.

Executive Director, Jeff Herd and Jewish Foundation of Manitoba volunteer Steven Raber

Our second guest was Blue Bomber and Winnipeg Harvest Hunger for Hope Spokesperson, Luke Fritz. CBC Television did a short interview with Mr. Fritz at the RWB building about his upcoming walk-on role in Nutcracker. Keep your eyes peeled for him on Boxing Day, December 26th, 7pm.

Luke Fritz and CBC Televsion at the RWB Building

And last but not least, we have Laurie Lockhart, the winner of our Winnipeg Free Press contest. She was so delighted to have won! What a treat for the holiday season! Congratulations Laurie!

Contest winner Laurie Lockhart and Senior Director of Marketing and Development Judy Slivinski.

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