Semi - Professional Dance Company Experience

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The CatchingART Contemporary Ballet Theatre Experience

NEW for 2018-19, Catching ART moves from being an aspirant company "experience" for Grade 12 students to  being a Semi-Professional company designed for  Classical & Contemporary Ballet dancers ages 18 – 25  who teach/study/work in the afternoon and evening. It can also be used as a supplement to the intensive Advanced + Protégé Training at Pro Arte Centre.  Artists in this program are moving into the Professional Dance World and are cultivating an artist’s CV that will position them for placement in companies around the world. 




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École supérieure de ballet du Québec Graduate Program

Paid resume performance opportunities + continued professional technical development training

What does the Program involve?

The Company is a 4 morning a week commitment in broken into two parts:

  • Company class: 4 days per week Monday - Thursday   9.45 – 11.15am                                       
  • Rehearsals:  4 days per week for show preparation Monday - Thursday   11.30 - 1.00pm as required


The company year runs September 4, 2018 to June 22, 2019.

Holidays: December 23rd—Jan 6th
                  March 17th—31st

* No Classes on Stat Holidays: 

  • Remembrance Day November 12th
  • Family Day February 18th
  • Easter Friday April 19th or Monday April 22nd
  • Victoria Day May 20th

What are the Costs involved?

Class Fees & Paid Performances: Dancers pay $17+gst per company class & must commit to attending at least 3 classes per week to be considered for paid performances opportunities.  A card of 10 classes can be purchased at a discount of $15 +gst  per class.  Rehearsal fees are not charged to dancers as different artists will be used for different performances depending on the venue and audience.  Casting in  every show is not guaranteed.  Those dancers cast will receive a performance fee of between $50 - $80 dependant on the contract.

Live your Dreams.



Unique classical & contemporary ballet performances with live musicians in traditional and eclectic venues


CatchingART performs regularly with the Lions Gate Sinfonia, the Vancouver Metropolitan Orchestra, Pandoras Vox & Yarilo Music  amongst other professional and community groups.  

For the 2018-19 year,  the following shows are lining up:
  • November 30th and December 1st with Pandoras Vox @ Kay Meek Theatre
  • Five Performances for “Roots of the Community” with members of the Lions Gate Sinfonia and conductor Clyde Mitchell (October/November/February/March/May)
  • March 9th “East Meets West” with the Lions Gate Sinfonia @ Centennial Theatre
  • April with Education without Borders
  • June Pro Arte Gala

Ballet is a lifestyle.



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Alumni from this program have moved on to dance with:

  • Alberta Ballet
  • Ballet BC
  • Ballet Jorgen
  • Joffrey Ballet
  • Ballet Theatre UK
  • Rambert School UK
  • Rudra Bejart School Switzerland
  • And Juilliard to name a few

Dance to Express.

Heart & Soul.

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It's a rare experience for young dancers to perform with live musicians.

Last year CatchingART performed with:

  • The Lions Gate Sinfonia
  • The Vancouver Metropolitan Orchestra
  • Pandora’s Vox
  • The Plastic Acid Orchestra
  • Cordei Duo
  • Yarilo Music.

CatchingART is also very involved with  outreach community performances. They often collaborate with Education without Borders(EwB) to fundraise to provide dance training and scholarship opportunities in Gugulethu South Africa for marginalized children as well as performances for many other charitable events.

Follow your dreams.


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"We are truly honored and blessed to be part of the development and nurturing of these exciting young artists of tomorrow."

- Astrid Sherman




Connect with us & join the passion.

CatchingART Contemporary Ballet Theatre
3-1225 East Keith Road,
North Vancouver, BC,

Telephone:  (604) 984 -ARTE

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