Ballet BC to launch a young patrons group for the performing arts, Ballet BC Up, designed to engage Vancouverites 21 to 45 with dance
Ballet BC, Vancouver’s premiere contemporary ballet company, is pleased to announce the launch of Ballet BC Up, a new group for young professionals aged 21 to 45 designed to build a community of young dance enthusiasts around Ballet BC and connect like-minded peers and colleagues through educational and social opportunities.
Ballet BC Up is launching on October 9, 2013 with an event called “Up Close” to be held at the Ballet BC rehearsal space downtown. Attendees will have a very rare opportunity to go behind-the-scenes and watch an intimate rehearsal of an upcoming work.
Ballet BC Up is a volunteer-driven group of young professionals that hopes to engage their peers and colleagues with contemporary ballet. “We are thrilled to be supporting Ballet BC as young professionals in Vancouver,” says Stephanie Sanger, Chair of the organizing committee of Ballet BC Up and an Associate at Fasken Martineau. “With young patron groups proliferating across the country, we want to ensure that as young professionals, we’re also joining the movement in Vancouver to support the arts organization of our choice, Ballet BC.”
“Ballet BC Up is a tremendous undertaking by a group of dedicated volunteers and young patrons of Ballet BC,” says Branislav Henselmann, Executive Director of Ballet BC. “Their enthusiasm for Ballet BC has led to the formation of Ballet BC Up, through which we hope to encourage more young people to explore dance, so that the company is sustained by the next generation of patrons in the years to come.”
Membership in Ballet BC Up includes exclusive access to a series of exciting experiences with Ballet BC; in addition to “Up Close”, highlights of other Ballet BC Up events include a dance class taught by Ballet BC dancers, a signature networking reception called “Ballet BC Blues” and pre-show receptions at the theatre before every Ballet BC Saturday evening performance. Ballet BC Up Memberships are $50 with a season subscription at any level or $100, which includes a complimentary performance ticket.
Photo of Makaila Wallace by Michael Slobodian