Gala - December 1st, Vancouver

Dancers of Damelahamid - Limk Bekxw ‘nuum (Choreo by Margaret Grenier).  Photo by David Cooper. Dancers of Damelahamid - Limk Bekxw ‘nuum (Choreo by Margaret Grenier).  Photo by David Cooper. Ballet BC - Excerpt from Diversion (Choreo by Robert Glumbek).  Photo by David Cooper. Ballet BC - Excerpt from Diversion (Choreo by Robert Glumbek).  Photo by David Cooper. Malavika Santhosh of Mandala Arts and Culture - Thillana (choreo by Jai Govinda).  Photo by David Cooper. Malavika Santhosh of Mandala Arts and Culture - Thillana (choreo by Jai Govinda).  Photo by David Cooper. Danielle Gardner and Jeff Mortensen - Elephant in the Room (choreo by Stacey Tookey).  Photo by David Cooper. Danielle Gardner and Jeff Mortensen - Elephant in the Room (choreo by Stacey Tookey).  Photo by David Cooper. Project Soul - Project MJ.  Photo by David Cooper. Project Soul - Project MJ (Choreo by Artists of Project Soul).  Photo by David Cooper. Project Soul - Project MJ (Choreo by Artists of Project Soul).  Photo by David Cooper. Project Soul - Project MJ (Choreo by Artists of Project Soul).  Photo by David Cooper. Janica Grenier and Vlademir Pereira of Goh Ballet - Snow Pas de Deux (choreo by Anna-Marie Holmes).  Photo by David Cooper. Janica Grenier and Vlademir Pereira of Goh Ballet - Snow Pas de Deux (choreo by Anna-Marie Holmes).  Photo by David Cooper. Maggie Forgeron of Ballet BC - Moon on White Crow (Choreo by Margie Gillis).  Photo by David Cooper. Maggie Forgeron of Ballet BC - Moon on White Crow (Choreo by Margie Gillis).  Photo by David Cooper. Maggie Forgeron of Ballet BC - Moon on White Crow (Choreo by Margie Gillis).  Photo by David Cooper. Danny Nielsen - Hip Bop.  Photo by David Cooper. Danny Nielsen - Hip Bop.  Photo by David Cooper. DTRC Alumni Finale - Celebrating Change (choreo by Simone Orlando).  Photo by David Cooper. DTRC Alumni Finale - Celebrating Change (choreo by Simone Orlando).  Photo by David Cooper. DTRC Alumni Finale - Celebrating Change (choreo by Simone Orlando).  Photo by David Cooper. DTRC Alumni Finale - Celebrating Change (choreo by Simone Orlando).  Photo by David Cooper.

A huge thank you to all of our sponsors, supporters, and friends!

Presenting Sponsor
BMO Financial Group

Gala Co-chairs
Santa Aloi & Bonnie Allan

Gala Committee
Kevin Bergsma
Betsy Carson
Andrea Gunnlaugson
Mary-Louise Albert
Pete Jando
Leslie Fields
Natalie Hobbs

Artistic Director
Simone Orlando

Honorary Chair
Grant Strate

Honorary Committee
Herb Auerbach
Nicola Norberg Follows
Jean Orr
Joyce Ozier
Marnie Carter

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Thank you to all of our wonderful supporters, sponsors, performers, and volunteers who made this evening possible.  Not only did we celebrate our 25 spectacular years, but we raised funds that will go directly toward helping dancers in the future.  We look forward to supporting them for years to come!

 


 

On December 1st, 2011 at the Norman & Annette Rothstein Theatre, CBC’s Stephen Quinn was our host for Choreographing Change, an inspiring evening of entertainment celebrating the Dancer Transition Resource Centre’s 25 extraordinary years of transforming dancers' lives and facilitating their transitions into, within, and from professional performing careers.

Throughout the evening we featured breathtaking performances by a spectacular array of BC's most preeminent artists including dancers from the brilliantly bold Ballet BC, Noam Gagnon’s dynamic Compagnie Vision Selective, the traditional Gitksan dance collective Dancers of Damelahamid, the urban Project Soul, and the internationally renowned Goh Ballet; as well as Bharatanatym dancers from Mandala Arts and Culture, tap dancing's rapidly rising star Danny Nielsen, and dancers from So You Think You Can Dance Canada.  We are thrilled that these incredibly talented artists have donated their time and talent to be a part of this scintillating evening in support of the Dancer Transition Resource Centre.

In addition, five alumni took the stage in order to share their triumphant stories of transition into rewarding second careers.  Their stories represented over 10,000 dancers who have been supported by the DTRC throughout its 25 years.

Directed by Simone Orlando, former principal dancer with Ballet BC, this spectacular evening of dance and celebration was one to remember!

 

Photo by David Cooper.  Dancer: Makaila Wallace


 

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And a heartfelt thanks to our 
fabulous performers and volunteers!

 

  

DANCER TRANSITION
RESOURCE CENTRE

Helping dancers make necessary transitions into, within, and from professional performing careers since 1985.