Alumni

A proud legacy of mentoring ballet professionals since 1971.

Since the first graduating class of 1971, Canada’s Royal Winnipeg Ballet School Professional Division has graduated more than 400 students from the Ballet Academic Program, Aspirant Program and Teacher Training Program.

The RWB Company has a long history of employing graduates of the School, such as Principal Dancers Evelyn Hart, Jorden Morris, Tara Birtwhistle, Vanessa Lawson and Jo-Ann Sundermeier, as well as Artistic Director André Lewis and School Director Arlene Minkhorst. Graduates of the Professional Division make up more than 70% of RWB Company dancers and comprise over half of the School’s artistic faculty.

The legacy of the RWB School reaches virtually every corner of the world, with graduates and alumni employed by esteemed dance companies on four continents as performing artists, teachers, choreographers, directors, designers or arts administrators, a sampling of which is listed below:

Alumni

Jesse Fraser

Jesse Fraser

2009 Ballet Academic Program Graduate

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Ryan Booth

Ryan Booth

2008 Ballet Academic Program Graduate

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Gordon Wright

Gordon Wright

1980 BAP graduate

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Evelyn Hart

Evelyn Hart

CC, OM, FRSC — 1976 Ballet Academic Program graduate

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Mark Godden

Mark Godden

Choreographer

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