Royal Winnipeg Ballet School

Canada’s oldest ballet company celebrating rich history, vibrant future

The 2014/15 season marks Canada’s Royal Winnipeg Ballet’s 75th season, a milestone in our history that we are extremely proud to achieve.
As we enter our 75th season, we reflect on our proudest moments and look forward to the future. From the origins of the company, beginning in 1939, receiving our Royal Designation in 1953 and the opening of our internationally recognized Professional Division School in 1970, to the creation and presentation of bold new ballets such as Dracula, Moulin Rouge® — The Ballet and The Handmaid’s Tale, we are thrilled to celebrate all that has been accomplished throughout our 75 years.

Our 75th anniversary season brings with it an exciting selection of breathtaking ballet, a mix of beloved classics and new works. The cornerstone of the season is the world premiere of A Story of Truth and Reconciliation, with a story by internationally recognized author Joseph Boyden. The ballet is a representation of the many stories of residential school survivors and their families. The season also includes Nutcracker, Swan Lake, and The Faerie Queen, A Ballet Based on A Midsummer Night’s Dream.

In addition to our Winnipeg performances, we are celebrating our anniversary season by sharing our world-class company with those across Canada and around the globe. We are excited to head overseas with a four-week tour of China in October, and in January we will present the powerful and prophetic The Handmaid’s Tale, based on the award-winning novel by Margaret Atwood, at the National Arts Centre in Ottawa.

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