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Summer Professional Dance Program

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Program Information

Calley Skalnik and Christopher Gerty in Seventh Symphony (Beethoven/Van Schayk).

Calley Skalnik and Christopher Gerty in Seventh Symphony (Beethoven/Van Schayk). Photo by Don Lee.


Continuing the Centre’s long-standing tradition of fostering the creation of new ideas, collaborations, and approaches, the 2015 Summer Professional Dance Program will focus on the creation of two exciting new co-commissions. This unique program, designed to encourage the development of professional dancers and choreographers, corresponds to the Centre's vision for a year-round dance presence that supports the future of dance in Canada and abroad.

What does the program offer?

This program includes four weeks of intensive residency work from June 15 - July 8, followed by performances from July 9 - 11. Participants will have the opportunity to work on the following repertoire: a new work by Robert Binet, a co-commission with The National Ballet of Canada, and a new work from Clifford E. Lee Choreography Award winner Gabrielle Lamb, commissioned in partnership with Ballet Kelowna.

Who is it for?

Building on the collaborative foundation that has inspired the Centre’s Summer Professional Dance Program, the following ballet companies have been invited to nominate dancers for the 2015 program: The National BalletRoyal Winnipeg BalletLe Jeune Ballet du QuébecBallet Jörgen CanadaBoston BalletBallet VictoriaBallet Kelowna, and Les Grands Ballets Canadiens. Please note: artists in this program are selected by the artistic directors of the participating companies. Artists in those companies interested in attending the program should contact their respective directors.


What's Included

Shared RoomRead MoreClose

Your program fee includes a shared bedroom on the Banff Centre campus for the duration of your program.

Get connected with other artists on campus and focus on your projects in a creative environment while we take care of the day-to-day essentials.

Full Flex Meal PlanRead MoreClose

Using a credit-based system to dine on campus, our flexible meal plans allow you to select meals according to your own needs during your stay.

The Full Flex meal plan includes $38 credit per day, equivalent to breakfast, lunch and dinner in Vistas Dining Room.

Performance OpportunitiesRead MoreClose

This program offers opportunities to perform in the Margaret Greenham Theatre.

Gym MembershipRead MoreClose

Your program fee includes free access to the swimming pool, climbing gym and fitness suite as well as discounted rates for classes at the Sally Borden Fitness and Recreation Centre.

Paul D. Fleck Library and ArchivesRead MoreClose

Access a wide range of publications, books, music and films in the Paul D. Fleck Library and Archives, open 6 days a week.

Box Office DiscountsRead MoreClose

Enjoy special artist rates for ticketed performances or complimentary access to events.

Participant ResourcesRead MoreClose

Enrich your experience and get to know other artists on campus by taking advantage of the activities and support provided by our Participant Resources team.

How to Apply

It is important to be aware of all steps included in submitting your application.
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Contact the Registrar

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