As the dancers returned from their summers off, we asked a few what they had been up to during their time off/away. RWB Soloist Yosuke Mino travelled to Japan and sat down to tell us all about it.
Yosuke was away in Japan from mid-June for about a month of relaxation! It began with visiting his family and friends and also partaking in a reunion with his classmates from both elementary and high school.
He took part in a dance workshop and worked closely with former teacher Akiko Kanamaru at the AK Ballet Studio on some choreography work.
To finish off his trip, Yosuke climbed Mount Fuji! He said the climb started at about 6:00 pm and they reached the top at 5:00 am with only a couple brief naps! What an exhilarating experience!
Glad to have you back Yosuke! Read more »
Judy Slivinski, Senior Director of Marketing and Development, with Anikó Pielou, winner of 2011-12 subscription!
A big congratulations goes out to Anikó Pielou who was our lucky winner of our Ballet in the Park draw for a 2011-12 season subscription! Hope you enjoy the season Anikó!
PHOTO CREDIT: MICHELLE BLAIS
Arriving at the RWB School in 2006 at the age of 14 from Langley, BC, Sophia graduated from the Professional Division Ballet Academic Program in June 2010. During her time in the School, Sophia was the recipient of several scholarships, including the Arnold Spohr Scholarship in 2008 and the prestigious Prince Edward Award in 2009. She spent one year in the RWB Aspirant Program and was promoted to member of the Corps de Ballet for the 2011-2012 season. We asked Sophia to speak about her first week with The Company.
Since I found out that I will be joining the RWB Company, I have been so thrilled and just couldn't wait until the season started! True.. trying to learn Wonderland from a DVD in my living room was not so fun for most days but I knew that that was going to be a big part of my life starting then! My first day with the company was just this past Monday when the rest of the company had their first day back as well. I was a bit nervous but starting the day with Tara's great class gave me a good feeling about it! Read more »