Services Offered: Mentorship & Professional Development, Producing & Creation, Industry Leadership
Organization Type: Non-profit
Established in August 1990, Ballet Creole comprises both a professional ensemble of dancers and musicians, as well as a Professional School of Performing Arts. With an emphasis on the disciplines of the Caribbean and Africa, Ballet Creole focuses on traditional and contemporary dance while infusing music from around the world. Ballet Creole is at the forefront of Contemporary Afro-Caribbean dance and has been labeled as the forerunner of Blacks in Dance in Canada.
Ballet Creole consists of a professional ensemble of dancers and musicians that provide a culturally dynamic forum for professional artists. It is the first dance company of its kind, to offer a recognized Professional Training Program and School of Performing Arts to young, aspiring dancers in Canada and abroad. The company presents two, main-stage productions as part of their Annual Dance Season with exclusive performances held at Harbourfront Centre’s Fleck Dance Theatre in Toronto. Signature pieces include dance works of the Artistic Director, Patrick Parson, Associate Choreographer, Gabby Kamino and other notable guest choreographers like Milton Myers(Alvin Ailey American Dance Theatre) and Danny Grossman.
Priority Community: Artists of Colour, New Generation Artists, Youth, Immigrant, Refugee, or New To Canada
Communities Organization Self-Identifies With: Artists of Colour, New Generation Artists, Immigrant, Refugee, or New To Canada