Founded in 2002, and under the leadership of Artistic Director and CEO (AD/CEO) Simone Orlando since 2014, Ballet Kelowna brings compelling and inspiring performances to regional, national, and international audiences. The Company presents numerous styles of dance by Canada’s finest choreographers and embraces the precision and athleticism of ballet technique to create signature contemporary works that captivate and engage today’s diverse audiences.
Serving as the only professional dance company in British Columbia’s Interior, Ballet Kelowna is committed to its role as a leader in the region through encouraging, promoting, and developing Canadian dancers and choreographers. With recent debuts at Toronto’s Fall for Dance North Festival and the China International Performing Arts Expo in Beijing, the Company has toured to over 60 communities in Western Canada. Repertoire includes the acclaimed full-length ballet A Streetcar Named Desire by John Alleyne, plus a number of commissioned works by Gioconda Barbuto, Alysa Pires, Wen Wei Wang, and others.
AD/CEO Simone Orlando is actively leading Ballet Kelowna in collaborations with other community organizations, to educate and cultivate new dance audiences, and to enhance the impact of performances and programs.
Western Canada Contact:
Simone Orlando, Artistic Director/ CEO
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