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Oakville Ballet’s premiere performances inspire the next generation

After two sold-out premiere performances held mid-September, Oakville Ballet along with Oakville School of Classical Ballet are set for another inspiring year of classical dance, offering up fresh inspiration for the next generation.

“Our young dancers, along with our talented and inspirational guest artists, performed so wonderfully,” said Amanda Paterson, Artistic Director Oakville Ballet.  “The final performance was the culmination of a lot of hard work and determination, a key element in our training with these talented young dancers.”

Oakville Ballet premiered The Kingdom of the Shades excerpt of La Bayadère, and Paquita – Grand Pas Classique and featured over forty young dancers from Oakville and surrounding regions, as well as four professional guest dancers. Klaus Bytzek, the patron and supporter of the production said, “It was such a pleasure to watch these young dancers perform with not only extreme talent but pure joy.” Bytzek continued, “I was also a delighted to hear the audience during intermission and at the end of the performance so inspired by the dancers and the production.”

The performances took place at the Oakville Centre for the Performing Arts and featured a live orchestra led by world-renowned conductor Judith Yan, Artistic Director for the Guelph Symphony Orchestra. Continue reading Oakville Ballet’s premiere performances inspire the next generation