75 Years
 

Who We Are

The Royal Winnipeg Ballet enriches the human experience by teaching, creating and performing outstanding dance.

Versatility, technical excellence and a captivating style are the trademarks of Canada’s Royal Winnipeg Ballet, qualities that have garnered both critical and audience acclaim. Founded in 1939 by Gweneth Lloyd and Betty Farrally, the Royal Winnipeg Ballet holds the double distinction of being Canada’s premiere ballet company and the longest continuously operating ballet company in North America. In 1953, the Company received its royal title, the first granted under the reign of Queen Elizabeth II.

MISSION

  • The Royal Winnipeg Ballet enriches the human experience by teaching, creating and performing outstanding dance.

VISION

  • Canada’s Royal Winnipeg Ballet will be renowned as an organization that teaches, creates and performs outstanding dance.
  • The RWB will be embraced in Winnipeg and beyond. We will be seen as ambassadors for dance, for our city, our province and our country.
  • The RWB will be a dynamic member of the world dance community. Our work will reflect passion, exuberance, honesty, excellence and integrity. We will take our place among the premiere dance companies of the world.