2016 Showcase program


Welcome from the Directors!

Thank you for joining us in a joyful celebration of performances from our Pre-Professional, Competitive

and Professional Training Programs. What an honour it is to be part of the development of these special

young artists, from ages 6 to 18.

Pro Arté Centre is best known for its commitment to providing holistic and inspired training to young

dancers intending to pursue a career in dance. Established over a decade ago, its graduates have been

accepted into dance programs and companies within Canada, the United States and Europe including, to

name a few, Juilliard, Les Ballets Jazz de Montréal, Alvin Ailey Dance Theatre, Ballet BC, Ballet Theatre

UK, Alberta Ballet, Rambert & Ballet Jorgen.

Already this year Pro Arte students have excelled. Congratulations to Margot Lorette (Intermediate Ballet–

Chilliwack) and Joeli Jarvis (Junior Ballet–Chilliwack) for being selected as Provincial representatives, and

Lauren Middlemass (Senior Modern–Victoria), Ashley Rabinovitch (Intermediate Modern–Victoria) and

Taylor Nepomuceno (Junior Ballet–Chilliwack) for Provincial Alternate. At the YAGP Seattle, Kay Budworth

was selected in the in the top 12 Classical Finalists and Sophie Higgins as both a top 12 Classical

& Contemporary. At the Vienna International Ballet Experience, Savannah Stuible was a awarded a

silver medal for Classical and Sophie Derome, Adriana Bosnjak and Anja Fanslau were fi nalists in their

divisions. Ms Kim’s choreography was awarded the Best Contemporary Group. At NYCDA Washington

Pro Arte took 3 Critics Choice awards for Surge (Jnr Adv Contemp), Fallen (Pre-Inter/Inter Contemp) and

Baayo (Inter/Adv Contemp) as well as Lauren Middlemass, Ethan Ponton, Connor McLeary, Sasha Slater,

Isabella Pavelescu and Grace Byman receiving Outstanding Dancer Awards.

We are extremely proud of all our students hard work & commitment. Driven, Determined and Destined!

An honour to teach all!

The Platform Society

Our Mandate:

• Advance education in performing arts and the pursuit of its excellence;

• Work together with others to promote innovative forms of education in

the arts in Greater Vancouver;

• Promote interest of the general public in performing arts through

community events; and,

• Cultivate and create career development opportunities for aspiring

performing arts professionals.

Become a partner with us and join us in taking steps together in the

direction of training and retaining the Arts leaders of tomorrow!

Thank You!

Costumes: Frances Brodhead, Sylvia Ducceschi, Sonja Abma, teachers and all of our wonderful

parent volunteers (you know who you are!)

Posters, Programs: Renata Antonic, Splash Creative Services

Photography: Pam and Scott McFarlane, Leighton Matthews

Videographer: Peter Levey

Backstage Management: Sonja Abma, Tannis Fraser, Patrons of Pro Arte

and our parent volunteers (we couldn’t do it without you!).


I’ve Got Rhythm: Advanced Classical Ballet, Choreography by Tania Brossoit

Penguin Boogie: Pre Junior Program, Choreography by Kimberly Dixon

Yellow Light: Junior Advanced/Pre-Inter Lyrical, Choreography by Alicia Bruce

Tarana: Inter 2 Contemporary Ballet, Choreography by Astrid Sherman

Droids: Junior Acro, Choreography by Kimberly Dixon

Baayo: Advanced Contemporary, Choreography by Astrid Sherman

Entrapment: PreInter/Inter 1 Contemporary Ballet, Choreography by Tania Brossoit

Stroll Through an Asian Garden: Inter 2 Classical Ballet, Choreography by Stephana Arnold

Surge: Junior Advanced/PreInter Contemporary, Choreography by Kimberly Dixon

Mission: Advanced Contemporary Ballet, Choreography by Stephana Arnold

I Wanna Dance With Somebody: Junior Jazz, Choreography by Nevada Yates Robart

Fosse: Stage Workshop, Choreography by Suzanne Ouelette


Nature Boy: Advanced Lyrical, Choreography by Alicia Bruce

Fallen: Inter 1 Contemporary, Choreography by Kimberly Dixon

Mission Impossible: Junior Advanced Jazz, Choreography by Alicia Bruce

Kovsky #1: PreInter/Inter 1 Classical Ballet, Choreography by Astrid Sherman

Cell: Inter 2 Contemporary, Choreography by Stephana Arnold

Symphonie Fantastique: Junior Advanced Ballet, Choreography by Tania Brossoit

Pieces: Inter Lyrical, Choreography by Alicia Bruce

Born to Hand Jive: Stage, Choreography by Nevada Yates Robart

Revolution: Jazz Grades 6-8, Choreography by Alicia Bruce

Invitation to Dance: Junior Ballet, Choreography by Yana Draguieva

Circumvolution: Senior Acro, Choreography by Kimberly Dixon

Marxism: Jazz Grades 9-12, Choreography by Alicia Bruce


Artistic Director: Astrid Sherman

Executive Director: Sarah Ahmadi

Dance Faculty: Stephana Arnold, Tania Brossoit, Alicia Bruce, Sophia Curalli, Kimberly Dixon,

Victoria Dixon, Yana Dragueiva, Amanda Gillies, Montana Moore, Saki Okuyama,

Nevada Yates Robart, Jenny Yoo

Adjunct Faculty: Susie Higgins (Conditioning Specialist), Dhana Musil (Nutritionist),

Erika Mayall (Physiotherapist), Dr. Susan Tasker (Psychologist)

Administration: Frances Brodhead, Rodelia Banta, Edita Cas

Academic Faculty: Chris Cheng (Head), Leore Anner, Colleen Brow, Michelle Buck, Stephen Lam,

Oonagh Pontin, Timothy Tang

If you would like to order a DVD or Blu-Ray copy of today’s shows,

simply go to the following web address and place your order:


CatchingART Contemporary Ballet Theatre

Springbreak Programs:

Week 1: Monday, March 14–Friday, March 18

Technique “Maintenance Classes” with Pro Arte Faculty

Photography: Pam & Larissa McFarlane

Pro Arté’s CatchingART Contemporary Ballet Theatre “company experience” provides professional learning

opportunities and the development of resume performances, confi dence and profi ciency through unique

opportunities, company classes with professional guest teachers, and exposure to working with various

choreographers. Promising young artists, who are committed to a career in dance, are selected to be part

of the company each year. They receive a $2500 training scholarship (funded by the Platform Society) to

complete their advanced training level. Artists must be in Grade 11 or 12 and have an Advanced 2 level RAD

or ISTD or equivalent level technical capability and dual profi ciency in classical and contemporary techniques.

Week 2: Monday, March 21–Thursday, March 24

“Performance Enhancement Program”

with guest teachers Suzanne Ouellette & David Adams


Professional Program: Saturday, June 11

Pre-Professional Program: Saturday, June 18

Summer Programs:

June/July RAD Bootcamp

July Intensive: July 11–29

August Intensive: August 8–26

(Weeks are independent)

#3 1225 E Keith Rd,

North Vancouver, BC V7J 1J3

(604) 984- ARTE (2783)


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