Company

Today’s professional dancers are required to be more versatile than ever before, executing a vast number of techniques, genres, and choreographic styles. The GBYC curriculum aims to utilize targeted and formidable training to prepare students to join the current job market. Building upon a completed academic foundation, the extensive daily classwork aims to refine technical abilities to the highest calibre while performance and touring opportunities advance artistic maturity. Through sharing the stage with leading professional artists, self-led creative projects, and involvement in unique cross-training opportunities, GBYC members are exposed to their craft’s highest level and rigorously challenged in their final years of training.

Curriculum:

The Goh Ballet Youth Company program consists of the following curricula:
• Classical Ballet
• Dance Repertoire/Variations
• Technique Development
• Pas de Deux/Partnering
• National Dances
• Contemporary
• Improvisation
• Pointe or Men’s Work
• Body Conditioning
• Workshops/Master Classes
• Creative Process with Choreographers
• Performance Tours
• Mental Skills
• Resume Building
• Audition Preparation

Repertoire

The Goh Ballet Youth Company is committed to technical excellence showcased through a wide-ranging and ever-expanding repertoire of classical and contemporary ballets, jazz, character and national dances. GBYC provides performance opportunities through repertoire ranging from renowned classics to original creations and notable repertoire from George Balanchine, Marius Petipa, and some of today’s most sought after choreographers have been commissioned. Educational outreach tours within the province of British Columbia and the city of Vancouver take place seasonally at elementary, secondary, and post-secondary institutions to encourage artistic expression and physical education. The Goh Ballet Youth Company has made several international tours to the People’s Republic of China, Hong Kong, Malaysia, Singapore, Japan, France and the U.S.A and has established itself and its members as one of North America’s most vital and sought-after dance organizations.

Dancers

Mizuna Egawa

Member (Japan)

Kurumi Fujimoto

Member (Japan)

Nonoka Inaba

Member (Japan)

Riko Matsumoto

Member (Japan)

Nanaho Nakajima

Member (Japan)

Yuki Ochi

Member (Japan)

Jackson Rankin

Member (USA)

Miki Takahashi

Member (Japan)

Amelia Chiesa

Apprentice (Canada)

Nathaniel Craig

Apprentice (Canada)

Natalie May Dixon

Apprentice (Canada)

Douglas Oliveira de Souza

Apprentice (Brazil)

Olivia Runquist

Apprentice (Canada)

Kate Shibagaki-Ong

Apprentice (Canada)

Mariana Siqueira

Apprentice (Brazil)

Alumni

Goh Ballet Youth Company members have gone on to join some of the world's most renowned professional companies including:

  • American Ballet Theatre
  • Australian Ballet
  • Birmingham Royal Ballet
  • English National Ballet
  • Canada’s Royal Winnipeg Ballet
  • Houston Ballet
  • The National Ballet of Canada
  • San Francisco Ballet
  • Alberta Ballet
  • Ballet BC
  • Dutch National Ballet
  • Polish National Ballet
  • Oregon Ballet
  • Pacific Northwest Ballet
  • Miami City Ballet
  • Hungarian National Ballet
  • K Ballet Japan
  • Shanghai Ballet
  • Singapore Dance Theatre
  • Royal Swedish Ballet
  • Washington Ballet
  • State Opera Stara Zagora, Bulgaria
  • Ballet du Nord
  • Mikhailovsky Theatre, St Petersburg
  • National Ballet of Canada
  • Ballet BC
  • Ballet du Nord
  • Teatr Wielki Opera Narodowa
  • Pacific Northwest Ballet
  • English National Ballet
  • Australian Ballet Company