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Since the first graduating class of 1971, Canada’s Royal Winnipeg Ballet School Professional Division has graduated more than 400 students from the Ballet Academic Program, Aspirant Program and Teacher Training Program.
The RWB Company has a long history of employing graduates of the School, such as Principal Dancers Evelyn Hart, Jorden Morris, Tara Birtwhistle, Vanessa Lawson and Jo-Ann Sundermeier, as well as Artistic Director André Lewis and School Director Arlene Minkhorst. Graduates of the Professional Division make up more than 70% of RWB Company dancers and comprise over half of the School’s artistic faculty.
The legacy of the RWB School reaches virtually every corner of the world, with graduates and alumni employed by esteemed dance companies on four continents as performing artists, teachers, choreographers, directors, designers or arts administrators, a sampling of which is listed below:
Evelyn Hart CC, OM, FRSC — 1976 Ballet Academic Program graduate
Gordon Wright — 1980 BAP graduate
Mark Godden — 1984 BAP graduate
Laura Graham — 1984 BAP graduate
Shawn Hounsell — 1990 BAP graduate
Peter Quanz — 1999 BAP graduate
Maureya Lebowitz — 2007 BAP graduate
Ryan Booth — 2008 BAP graduate
Jesse Fraser — 2009 BAP graduate
James Fisher — 2010 BAP graduate