Partnership Between MacEwan University and Ballet Edmonton

The not-for-profit formerly known as Citie Ballet has rebranded — and formed a partnership with MacEwan.

June 5, 2018

Ballet Edmonton, the company formerly known as Citie Ballet, has forged a partnership with MacEwan University and will be calling the on-campus, 415-seat Triffo Theatre its new home.

The announcement was made at the theatre, Tuesday, June 5.

The modern ballet company will not only perform at MacEwan University, it will offer students the chance to collaborate with professional artists, costumers and set designers. Production students will be able to job shadow at Ballet Edmonton shows. Student composers can work with ballet choreographers. As well, the ballet will reach outside of campus — it has been working on programs that promote dance and movement as therapies for those dealing with Alzheimer's.

"I think this will form a template for many other groups to approach the university about potential collaborations," said Allan Gilliland, the dean of the Faculty of Fine Arts and Communications.

The company also announced the installation of Wen Wei Wang, an award-winning dancer and choreographer who is recognized in both Canada and China, as its new artistic director. He received the Isadora Award for Excellence in Choreography in 2006, and he has his own Vancouver-based company, Wen Wei Dance.

"Wen Wei's work is respected across the country and his relationships with contemporary dance creators in Canada will only serve to enhance our own national presence," said Sheri Somerville, the executive director of Ballet Edmonton.


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