Corps de ballet
“RWB is currently showing an impressive depth of talent. In particular, there's emerging sparkle and poise among the women, such as…Jacelyn Lobay.” -Winnipeg Free Press, 2008
“In particular Amanda Green as the Fairy of Generosity (also known as the crumb fairy), Jacelyn Lobay as the Fairy of Mischievousness and Jennifer Welsman as the Fairy of Bravery blow through their dances like winds.” -Vancouver Sun, 2008
Originally from Edmonton, Alberta, Jacelyn Lobay started dancing at the age of three. She began her studies at the Edmonton School of Ballet before joining the RWB School Professional Division in 2000. While at the RWB School she received the prestigious Prince Edward Award. She graduated in 2004 and went on to complete the RWB Aspirant Program. Lobay made her professional debut as a dancer in 2003 in the RWB’s Nutcracker. In the summer of 2004 and 2005 she danced with Banff’s Professional Dance Program. Lobay also had the chance to work with film director Guy Madden when she danced the role of RWB founder Gwenyth Lloyd in his movie entitled, My Winnipeg.
Lobay joined the Company in 2006 as an apprentice and was promoted to Corps de Ballet in 2007. Lobay’s repertoire includes The Sleeping Beauty, Nutcracker, Romeo & Juliet, Mauricio Wainrot’s Carmina Burana, Toer van Schayk’s Seventh Symphony and Balanchine’s Concerto Barocco, Serenade and The Four Temperaments.
In the 2007/2008 season Lobay danced the Canari Fairy in The Sleeping Beauty and in 2008/2009 she danced her first lead role, performing Tinker Bell in Jorden Morris’ Peter Pan.
This past season she danced the role of Mome Fromage in Jorden Morris’ Moulin Rouge - The Ballet, Dotty, one of the step-sisters, in Val Caniparoli’s A Cinderella Story, as well as the pas de trois and cygnets in Swan Lake. Along with the RWB troupe, she also performed Itzik Galili’s Hikarizatto and Mark Godden’s As Above So Below before an international audience at the 2010 Vancouver Winter Olympic Games Cultural Olympiad.