(November 17, 2020) The Royal Winnipeg Ballet has had to cancel its much-loved production of The Nutcracker this year but looks forward to 2021 with artful optimism and in celebration of the 50th anniversary of the Royal Winnipeg Ballet School’s Professional Division which has produced high-calibre dancers who have danced all over the world. Today, the RWB School Professional Division is well-known across Canada and around the world for delivering excellence in dance education. In celebration of the Professional Division, the Ballet is planning a special presentation of Don Quixote danced by current students and its most famous alum in June 2021, a cadre that includes the legendary Evelyn Hart and Davide Peregrine.
Founded as the Winnipeg Ballet Club in 1939 by Gweneth Lloyd and Betty Farrally, the Winnipeg Ballet received its Royal charter from Queen Elizabeth II in 1953. In 1980 Principal Dancers Evelyn Hart and Davide Peregrine, won Gold and Bronze Medal at the World Ballet Concours in Japan.
In lieu of seeing the spectacular RWB dancers on the stage, we offer a photographic glimpse into their performance as we raise a toast to this uniquely company of dancers, who train and work in Canada. All photos Royal Winnipeg Ballet.
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