Jaimi Deleau was promoted to Soloist in 2022, after spending most of her life at the RWB. She joined the RWB Company as an Apprentice in 2014 and was promoted to the Corps de Ballet in 2015 and to Second Soloist in 2021.
Notable roles for Ms. Deleau include Sugar Plum Fairy in Nutcracker, The Wicked Witch in The Wizard of Oz, and La Gouleé in Moulin Rouge® – The Ballet. Additional career highlights include Pas De Trois and Tall Swans in Swan Lake, Seventh Symphony, and Stones in The Sleeping Beauty. Ms. Deleau has also performed in two world premieres: Mark Godden’s Going Home Star: Truth and Reconciliation and James Kudelka’s Vespers. In her first two years with the Company, Ms. Deleau took part in tours to China and to Europe.
One of her favourite stage moments in her career so far was the first time she performed Sugar Plum Fairy in Nutcracker. Growing up watching the RWB Company perform, she fell in love with that role and getting to perform it in her hometown in front of her friends and family was an experience she’ll never forget.
Born in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Ms. Deleau started her ballet training at the age of three. At the age of 10, Ms. Deleau was accepted into the Royal Winnipeg Ballet School Professional Division and later into the RWB School’s Aspirant Program in 2012 and into the Company in 2014. Ms. Deleau also attended summer intensives at the New Zealand School of Dance and the Banff Summer Professional Dance Program.
Ms. Deleau spends some of her free time teaching in the Royal Winnipeg Ballet School’s Professional and Recreational Divisions and loves that she can relate to the students because she went through the same program.
When she’s not dancing, Ms. Deleau enjoys spending time with her family and boyfriend, who also live in Winnipeg, and her dog Luufi, a Yorkie who loves stealing her food. She’s currently in University part-time working on her Kinesiology degree. If she had to describe herself as an animal, it’d be a Giraffe because she says they’re “cool when they get going, but sometimes they’re very awkward” – a sentiment that fits her well.
Ms. Deleau loves that the RWB company is known world-wide. She is looking forward to going on tour again, to share the company’s art form around the world.
Royal Winnipeg Ballet Professional Division
Royal Winnipeg Ballet Aspirant Program
Banff Professional Dance Program – Summer Intensive, 2014
New Zealand School of Dance – Summer Intensive, 2012