Excerpts – Ballet Victoria

Ballet Victoria

Ballet Victoria offers mixed contemporary programs as well as full-length Ballet each season with four Main Stage productions. We tour in Canada and the USA. Some productions include local dancers (students, for example our Nutcracker or Cinderella). We can customize repertoire according to the venue and the interest of the presenters and its community.

All works are new or created on Ballet Victoria in the last 10 years and are rooted in classical technique with a strong contemporary influence.

All works can tour. Ballet Victoria  is very efficient at touring and would love to expand its touring activity.


Season 2018 – 2019:


Frankenstein (October/November) – Full length (a dramatic gothic comedy and an homage to the original ballet zombies, the “Wilies” from Giselle’s second act.

The Nutcracker (November/December) – Full Length two act ballet: an original take on this holiday classic with contemporary relevance, magic, humour and stellar dancing. Uses local dancers on tour.

Rite of Spring and mixed works (February/March/April)– A visceral work to Stravinsky’s score where the traditional patriarchal stereotypes are rejected to find balance and harmony. New Canadian choreographer works.

Carmina Burana (February/March/April) – Full length work driven by Carl Orff’s master piece and inspired by its songs. Can be performed with local choir and musicians (piano/percussion version) on tour.

Don Q and mixed works (May/June) – From classic ballet to classic rock: A one act version of Don Q’s best moments followed by new works to rock music.


Season 2019 – 2020:


Carmen and J. Brel Songs (October/November) – Bizet’s powerful score and a timeless tale in a one act ballet of unbridled passion. Jacques Brel’s most famous songs take shape through dramatic and deeply moving choreography.

The Nutcracker (November/December)– A holiday tradition with a contemporary twist to Tchaikovsky’s score. Uses local dancers on tour.

Romeo & Juliet (February/March/April) – A full length two act ballet with intense power, love, fierce dancing and sword play.

The Little Prince – A new full length ballet inspired by Saint Exupery’s brilliant book.

Ballet Victoria is a boutique professional ballet company with four yearly productions that can adapt to various size stages. With minimal sets in favour of projections for both narrative full-length ballets and mixed programs we truly focus on dance. Our performances are not only dramatic and technically demanding but often include humour and are very accessible to audiences that may not be familiar with ballet. The shows are entertaining as well as relevant to today’s audiences and satisfy both the ballet neophytes and aficionados. Our productions are imaginative and often surprise audiences choreographically and dramatically.

Ballet Victoria est une compagnie professionnelle de ballet qui offre chaque année quatre productions adaptées à des théâtres de différentes tailles. Des projections remplacent les décors qui sont minimalistes pour les ballets narratifs et les répertoires variés. Les spectacles sont vraiment concentrés sur la danse. Les chorégraphies sont dramatiques, physiques, et hautement artistiques tout en étant divertissantes. Les spectacles contiennent souvent de l’humour. Les ballets sont accessibles à tous les publics et s’ouvrent à la diversité culturelle d’aujourd’hui.

Choreographer: Paul Destrooper

Ballet Victoria works with various Canadian choreographers. Our lighting and costume design are done by our local team which makes the company highly adaptable to venues. We also collaborate with musicians from solo artist to small ensemble and full orchestra as well as choirs.

Ballet Victoria can offer, master classes, school performances, workshops from K to 12 and adults.

Title of Work: Excerpts – Ballet Victoria
Premiere Date and Venue/Location: Repertoire varies each season existing and new creations
This project is a full length show (General Audience)
Length in Minutes (including intermission): Performances have generally two act that are under or around 40 minutes with a 20 min intermission
Is there an intermission: yes
Number of Performers on Tour: 12
Number of Support Staff on Tour: 3
Per-Performance Fee Range: more than $5000
Available to Tour (Season): 2017/18 Season, 2018/19 Season, 2019/20 Season

Other Performance Information
Depending on venue size and locale the fees are negotiable from $3,000 to our standard fee of $6,500 to $8,500 depending on repertoire for a full performance.

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A stage that is minimum or close to 30 by 20. We generally travel with two vans and a truck with the lighting, sets and costumes. BV has its own side kit, projector and dance floor.

Ballet Victoria has toured across BC, AB and in Washington state as well as Arizona in the USA. BV has a decade of touring experience.

Contact Information/Coordonnées

Company Name / Nom de la compagnie
Victoria Ballet
Address / Adresse
PO Box 5023, Victoria, BC V8R 6N3
Indigenous territory
Songhee territory
Contact Person / Personne-ressource
Paul Destrooper
Phone / Téléphone
250 380 6063
Email / Courriel

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