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PETER PAN Choreography Jorden Morris

MAY 04 - 08 / 2016 Centennial Concert Hall

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TABLEAU

Under the distinguished Patronage of His Excellency The Right Honourable David Johnston, C.C., C.M.M., C.O.M., C.D. Governor General of Canada founders: GWENETH LLOYD & BETTY FARRALLY artistic director emeritus: ARNOLD SPOHR, C.C., O.M. founding director, school professional division: DAVID MORONI, C.M. founding director, school recreational division: JEAN MACKENZIE

Yosuke Mino PHOTO: Réjean

Brandt Photography

ISSUE NO. 199 To advertise in future issues of this program, call Larah Luna 204.957.3471 COVER: Alanna McAdie, Elizabeth Lamont, Yosuke Mino PHOTO: Réjean Brandt Photography DESIGN: Aleli Estrada PRINTING: Dave’s Quick Print

artistic director ANDRÉ LEWIS

executive director JEFF HERD

artists AMANDA GREEN DMITRI DOVGOSELETS

SOPHIA LEE LIANG XING

JO-ANN SUNDERMEIER

YAYOI BAN YOSUKE MINO SARAH DAVEY ELIZABETH LAMONT ALANNA MCADIE TRISTAN DOBROWNEY KOSTYANTYN KESHYSHEV JOSH REYNOLDS EGOR ZDOR KATIE BONNELL CHENXIN LIU SARAH PO TING YEUNG LIAM CAINES THIAGO DOS SANTOS

JAIMI DELEAU ANNA O’CALLAGHAN

YOSHIKO KAMIKUSA MANAMI TSUBAI

TYLER CARVER LUZEMBERG SANTANA

STEPHAN POSSIN RYAN VETTER

JESSE PETRIE PHILIPPE LAROUCHE

SAEKA SHIRAI YUE SHI

senior ballet master JOHNNY W. CHANG

music director & conductor TADEUSZ BIERNACKI

ballet masters TARA BIRTWHISTLE VANESSA LAWSON JAIME VARGAS

guest ballet master CAROLINE GRUBER

school director ARLENE MINKHORST

principal, recreational division KELLY BALE

interim principal, recreational division NICOLE KEPP

principal, professional division SUZANNE ANDRÉ

director, aspirant program STÉPHANE LÉONARD

director, teacher training program JOHANNE GINGRAS

director of production MICHAEL FREEMAN

production stage manager INGRID KOTTKE

EDITOR: Larah Luna

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assistant stage manager CANDACE MAXWELL

TO OUR AUDIENCE It was almost ten years ago when we first presented Peter Pan in Winnipeg to critical acclaim. Even from the start, Peter Pan surpassed our most optimistic expectations and we take great pride in being able to provide this wonderful ballet to children of all ages. Since then we’ve toured Peter Pan to many cities across Canada and the US. As we wind down our 2015-16 season, we are very excited to bring back this high-flying masterpiece. Choreographed by Jorden Morris with music by highly regarded British composers Lord Britten, Montague Phillips, and Ron Goodwin, Peter Pan is perfect for families and anyone who never wants to grow up. Peter Pan tells the heart-warming tale of Peter, who invites Wendy to Neverland to be the mother of his gang of Lost Boys. Many adventures ensue, including the near-death of Tinker Bell and a climatic confrontation with Peter’s nemesis, the evil Captain Hook. This action-packed performance brings the ballet to flight with flying sequences by Flying by Foy and sword fights directed by Daniel Ford Beavis.

ANDRÉ LEWIS I Artistic Director

Peter Pan is a perfect balance of daring stunts with wondrous fun, with just enough sprinkling of pixie dust. RWB’s version of Peter Pan is based on the original story by JM Barrie. Although written many decades ago, the message behind the story still resounds to us in our modern age – that our reality is shaped by what we believe. We create our own reality and we create that reality through our imagination. We would like to thank you, our audience, patrons, donors, supporters and funders who have helped and continue to help the Royal Winnipeg Ballet bring our imagination to life. There is no limit to what the RWB can achieve with the support you’ve given us and for continuing to believe in us. Just like in Peter Pan, dreams can become reality when we nurture them. Thank you for dreaming with us for the last 76 years and for continuing to nurture our creativity.

JEFF HERD I Executive Director 5

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CAST

PETER Yosuke Mino (MAY 4, 6, 8) Dmitri Dovgoselets (MAY 5, 7)

SMEE Liam Caines (MAY 4, 6, 8) Thiago Dos Santos (MAY 5, 7)

WENDY DARLING Alanna McAdie (MAY 4, 6, 8) Elizabeth Lamont (MAY 5, 7)

LIZA Anna O’Callaghan (MAY 4, 6, 8) Katie Bonnell (MAY 5, 7)

TINKERBELL Jo-Ann Sundermeier (MAY 4, 6, 8) Saeka Shirai (MAY 5, 7)

SHADOW PETER Ryan Vetter

MR. DARLING Liang Xing (MAY 4, 6, 8) Josh Reynolds (MAY 5, 7) CAPTAIN HOOK Liang Xing (MAY 4, 6, 8) Josh Reynolds (MAY 5, 7) MRS. DARLING Sophia Lee (MAY 4, 6, 8) Yayoi Ban (MAY 5, 7) TIGERLILY Sophia Lee (MAY 4, 6, 8) Yayoi Ban (MAY 5, 7) MICHAEL DARLING Emma Courish (MAY 4, 6, 8) Jakobe Geddes (MAY 5, 7) JOHN DARLING Ethan Rodrigues (MAY 4, 6, 8) Victoria Bourassa (MAY 5, 7) NANA Tyler Carver

CROCODILE Egor Zdor (MAY 4, 6, 8) Kostyantyn Keshyshev (MAY 5, 7) PIRATES Stephan Possin Tristan Dobrowney (MAY 4, 6, 8) / Egor Zdor (MAY 5, 7) Kostyantyn Keshyshev (MAY 4, 6, 8) / Tyler Carver (MAY 5, 7) Sarah Davey (MAY 4, 6, 8) / Sarah Po Ting Yeung (MAY 5, 7) Yayoi Ban (MAY 4, 6, 8) / Katie Bonnell (MAY 5, 7) LOST BOYS Thiago Dos Santos (MAY 4, 6, 8) / Liam Caines (MAY 5, 7) Luzemberg Santana Ryan Vetter Yue Shi FAIRIES Sarah Po Ting Yeung (MAY 4, 6, 8) / Sarah Davey (MAY 5, 7) Saeka Shirai (MAY 4, 6, 8) / Morgan Thiessen (MAY 5, 7) Jaimi Deleau Yoshiko Kamikusa Manami Tsubai Chenxin Liu Katie Bonnell (MAY 4, 6, 8) / Jesse Petrie (MAY 5, 7) Anna O’Callaghan

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SYNOPSIS CHOREOGRAPHY: Jorden Morris MUSIC: Sir Benjamin Britten, Eric Coates, Sir Edward Elgar, Ron Goodwin, Montague Phillips COSTUME DESIGN: Anne Armit SCENIC DESIGN: Don Rutley and Andrew Beck

LIGHTING DESIGN: Bill Williams ASSOCIATE LIGHTING DESIGN: Robert Mravnik FIGHT DIRECTOR: Daniel Ford Beavis FLYING SEQUENCES: Flying by Foy

CHARACTERS PETER Peter Pan is the little boy who refuses to grow up. He has a unique connection to Neverland WENDY The eldest Darling child, Peter invites Wendy to Neverland to be mother to the Lost Boys JOHN The Darling’s middle child MICHAEL The Darling’s youngest child NANA The Darling family’s dog MR. & MRS. DARLING Their parents TINKERBELL Peter’s faithful fairy friend, she is devoted to Peter and jealous of Wendy CAPTAIN HOOK Captain Hook is Peter Pan’s arch nemesis. He is determined to seek revenge on Peter for cutting off his hand and feeding it to Crocodile. SMEE Captain Hook’s crewman THE LOST BOYS Boy children who were lost by their parents and now reside in Neverland TIGER LILY Daughter of the chief of the of the Piccaninny tribe of Neverland CROCODILE Captain Hook’s other nemesis and the only thing he fears

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SYNOPSIS ACT I At the Darling family home in London, young Wendy dances in her bedroom with Nana, the faithful family dog. Her brothers John and Michael arrive and join in the fun. Mrs. Darling and Liza the maid enter to ready the children for bed. Mr. Darling arrives and is worried about being late for a dinner party. After the boys pretend to be pirates and kidnap Father, the playful children foil all of Mother’s attempts to get them into bed and convince their parents to tell them a story. Finally peace is achieved and with the children drifting off to sleep, Mother and Father leave for the dinner party. When the coast is clear, Tinker Bell enters the nursery in search of Peter’s shadow, which he lost while listening at the window to Wendy telling stories to the boys. After madly searching the room she finally finds it in the washstand. Peter enters and tries frantically to catch his shadow. Unable to do so, he slumps down beside Wendy’s bed and begins to cry. Wendy awakens to see Peter crying and offers to sew his shadow back on. She is quite taken with Peter and seems to have a vague recollection of him. She offers him a kiss and when he doesn’t know what that is, gives him a thimble. Peter invites Wendy to Neverland where she can be the mother and tell stories to the Lost Boys. Meanwhile Tinker Bell is very jealous and upset at Peter’s attention to Wendy. After accepting Peter’s invitation, Wendy wakens John and Michael who are overjoyed to see Peter and Tinker Bell in the nursery. All three children have a quick flying lesson and with the help of Tinker Bell’s fairy dust take off through the nursery window. After flying over London they are off to adventures in Neverland – second to the right and then straight on till morning! In Neverland, Tiger Lily, the Fairies and the Crocodile are in the lagoon when they hear the pirates coming and quickly hide. Smee tells Captain Hook that Peter has returned to the island with new treasures when suddenly the Crocodile appears and tries to get another taste of Hook. Peter brings the children to the Fairy forest where all of the sprites dance in celebration. The Lost Boys arrive and everyone is happy that Peter has returned to Neverland. But the merriment does not last long when the Pirates challenge Peter and the boys to a fight. Dueling with Hook, Peter is almost defeated, when just in the nick of time the Crocodile chases Hook away.

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SYNOPSIS ACT II In London, Mr. Darling and Liza try to console Mrs. Darling who is heartbroken over the disappearance of the children. Meanwhile in Neverland Wendy has settled into the role of Mother to the Lost Boys. When Peter goes to check on the island, Wendy and Tinker Bell give the boys their medicine and tuck everyone into bed for the night unaware of the adventure just ahead. The Pirates enter the underground home and capture all the children. Only Tinker Bell escapes! Captain Hook, disappointed in not finding Peter, poisons the medicine bottle in hopes that he will drink from it when he returns. Later as Peter gathers his sword and his courage before heading out to save the children, he remembers to take his medicine. But before he can, Tinker Bell drinks it herself to save Peter’s life. Tinker Bell begins to fade despite Peter’s attempt to revive her. She slips away. Only the Fairies, having sensed Tinker Bell weakening, are able to revive her by dancing until she is magically resurrected. On the pirate ship the new “recruits” are put to work. Peter flies to the ship and after a fierce battle defeats Captain Hook and the pirates. After celebrating their victory, Peter begrudgingly agrees to take Wendy, John and Michael home. Wendy is worried that her brothers are forgetting their real parents. The Fairies fly the ship home, where the children surprise Mrs. Darling in the nursery. Mr. Darling, Nana & Liza hear the commotion and rush in where they are introduced to the Lost Boys who have decided it is time to grow up. After the others leave the nursery, Wendy returns, having sensed that Peter is still nearby. He has been waiting outside the window. After a tender moment, with Peter promising to return, Wendy watches him fly off into the stars. And on to another adventure!

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MUSIC CREDITS ACT I Act I, Scene 1 - Overture

By arrangement with G. Schirmer, INC. publisher and copyright owner.

Sir Edward Elgar (1857-1934), I Overture from The Wand of Youth, Suite No. 1, Op. 1a Public Domain

Act I, Scene 8 – Boy, Why Are You Crying?

Act I, Scene 2 - In The Nursery

Sir Edward Elgar (1857-1934), I Allegretto piacevole from Dream Children Op. 43

Montague Phillips (1885-1969), Kingston Market (Allegro leggiero – Allegro assai ben marcato) from A Surrey Suite op.59 By arrangement with Hendon Music, Inc., a Boosey & Hawkes company, Sole Agent in the U.S., Canada and Mexico for Casa Ricording BMG Ricordi S.p.A., Milan Italy, a BMG Editions company, publisher and copyright owner.

Public Domain

Act I, Scene 9 – Tink Gets Upset Sir Edward Elgar (1857-1934), II Little Bells from The Wand of Youth Suite No. 2, Op. 1b Public Domain

Act I, Scene 3 – Bath Time / Bed Time Montague Phillips (1885-1969), Richmond Park (Allegro con grazia) from A Surrey Suite op.59 By arrangement with Hendon Music, Inc., a Boosey & Hawkes company, Sole Agent in the U.S., Canada and Mexico for Casa Ricording BMG Ricordi S.p.A., Milan Italy, a BMG Editions company, publisher and copyright owner.

Act I, Scene 10 – Let’s Go! Eric Coates (1886-1957), March (Con Spirito – Grandioso) from The Dam Busters Used by arrangement with European American Music Distributors LLC, Canadian and U.S. agent for Warner/ Chappell Music, Inc., publisher and copyright owner.

Act I, Scene 4 – Parents Leave Liza In Charge

Act I, Scene 11 – Night Flying to Neverland

Montague Phillips (1885-1969), The Shadowy Pines (Lento espressivo) from A Surrey Suite op.59

Eric Coates (1886-1957), 1 Covent Garden

By arrangement with Hendon Music, Inc., a Boosey & Hawkes company, Sole Agent in the U.S., Canada and Mexico for Casa Ricording BMG Ricordi S.p.A., Milan Italy, a BMG Editions company, publisher and copyright owner.

Act I, Scene 5 – Tink Enters Sir Edward Elgar (1857-1934), IV Sun Dance from The Wand of Youth, Suite No. 1, Op. 1a Public Domain

Act I, Scene 6 – Peter Enters Montague Phillips (1885-1969), III Graceful Dance (Allegretto grazioso) from Four Dances from ‘The Rebel Maid’ By arrangement with Hendon Music, Inc., a Boosey & Hawkes company, Sole Agent in the U.S., Canada and Mexico for Casa Ricording BMG Ricordi S.p.A., Milan Italy, a BMG Editions company, publisher and copyright owner.

Act I, Scene 7 – Peter & Shadow Edward Elgar (1857-1934), VI The Merry Doll from Nursery Suite 12

(Tarantelle Allegro molto (Tempo di tarantella) - Heavy – Presto from the London (London Everyday) Suite. Used by arrangement with European American Music Distributors LLC, Canadian and U.S. agent for Warner/ Chappell Music, Inc., publisher and copyright owner.

Act I, Scene 12 – Neverland / Crocodile and Tiger Lily Sir Edward Elgar (1857-1934), Soliloquy for Oboe and Orchestra (orchestration: Gordon Jacob) By arrangement with G. Schirmer, INC. publisher and copyright owner.

Act I, Scene 13 – Fairies Hear the Pirates Sir Edward Elgar (1857-1934), II Allegro (Allegro H.D.S-P) from Variations on an Original Theme “Enigma”, Op. 36 Public Domain

Act I, Scene 14 – Hook and Pirates Sir Edward Elgar (1857-1934), No. 2 in A minor from Pomp and Circumstance Marches (5), Op. 39 Public Domain

MUSIC CREDITS Act I, Scene 15 – Croc Chase Sir Edward Elgar (1857-1934), V The Wagon Passes from Nursery Suite

Public Domain

By arrangement with G. Schirmer, INC. publisher and copyright owner.

Act II, Scene 3 – Wendy and The Lost Boys In The House

Act I, Scene 16 – Fairies Return & Dance Eric Coates (1886-1957), Prelude and Hornpipe (17th Century) from Four Centuries (suite) for Orchestra (but without the prelude, only the Hornpipe section) By arrangement with Boosey & Hawkes, Inc. publisher and copyright owner.

Act I, Scene 17 – Lost Boys Enter Montague Phillips (1885-1969), IV The Villagers’ Dance (Allegro vivace) from Four Dances from ‘The Rebel Maid” By arrangement with Hendon Music, Inc., a Boosey & Hawkes company, Sole Agent in the U.S., Canada and Mexico for Casa Ricording BMG Ricordi S.p.A., Milan Italy, a BMG Editions company, publisher and copyright owner.

Act I, Scene 18 – Pirates enter / fight Sir Edward Elgar (1857-1934), No. 3 in C minor from Pomp and Circumstance Marches (5), Op. 39 (x2) Public Domain

Act I, Scene 19 – Peter & Hook Fight Sir Edward Elgar (1857-1934), XI (G.R.S.): Allegro de molto

MUSIC REPEAT FROM ACT I, SCENE I: Montague Phillips (1885-1969), Kingston Market (Allegro leggiero – Allegro assai ben marcato) from A Surrey Suite op.59 By arrangement with Hendon Music, Inc., a Boosey & Hawkes company, Sole Agent in the U.S., Canada and Mexico for Casa Ricording BMG Ricordi S.p.A., Milan Italy, a BMG Editions company, publisher and copyright owner.

Act II, Scene 4 – Wendy Puts The Boys To Bed… MUSIC REPEAT FROM ACT I, SCENE V: Montague Phillips (1885-1969), III Graceful Dance (Allegretto grazioso) from Four Dances from ‘The Rebel Maid’ By arrangement with Hendon Music, Inc., a Boosey & Hawkes company, Sole Agent in the U.S., Canada and Mexico for Casa Ricording BMG Ricordi S.p.A., Milan Italy, a BMG Editions company, publisher and copyright owner.

Act II, Scene 5 – Pirates Kidnap Children Sir Edward Elgar (1857-1934), I March from The Wand of Youth Suite No. 2, Op. 1b Public Domain

Publisher: public domain

Act II, Scene 6 – Peter Returns

Act I, Scene 20 – Croc Saves Peter

Sir Edward Elgar (1857-1934), VI The Wild Bears from The Wand of Youth Suite No. 2, Op. 1b

Sir Edward Elgar (1857-1934), VII Fairies and Giants from The Wand of Youth, Suite No. 1, Op. 1a

Public Domain

Public Domain

Act II, Scene 7 – Tink Fades

ACT II

Act II, Scene 1 – Overture Liza with Mrs. Darling Sir Edward Elgar (1857-1934), VIII Allegretto (W.N.) from Variations on an Original Theme “Enigma”, Op. 36 Public Domain

Act II, Scene 2 – Mr. & Mrs. Darling Pas de Deux Sir Edward Elgar (1857-1934), IX (Nimrod) from Variations on an Original Theme “Enigma”, Op. 36

MUSIC REPEAT FROM ACT I, SCENE VI: Sir Edward Elgar (1857-1934), I Allegretto piacevole from Dream Children Op. 43 Public Domain

Act II, Scene 8 – Tinks Revival Sir Benjamin Britten (1913-1976), Fugue from The Young Person’s Guide to the Orchestra, Op. 34 By arrangement with Boosey & Hawkes, Inc. publisher and copyright owner.

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MUSIC CREDITS Act II, Scene 9 – Pirate Ship

Act II, Scene 12 – Victory

Eric Coates (1886-1957), The Man from the Country from The Three Man Suite

Montague Phillips (1885-1969), Hampton Court

Used by arrangement with European American Music Distributors LLC, Canadian and U.S. agent for Warner/ Chappell Music, Inc., publisher and copyright owner.

Act II, Scene 10 – Peter to the Rescue

By arrangement with Hendon Music, Inc., a Boosey & Hawkes company, Sole Agent in the U.S., Canada and Mexico for Casa Ricording BMG Ricordi S.p.A., Milan Italy, a BMG Editions company, publisher and copyright owner.

Ron Goodwin (1925- 2003), 633 Squadron

Act II, Scene 13 – Back to London Finale

Publisher: EMI Publishing

Sir Edward Elgar (1857-1934), Cockaigne Overture (In London Town) Op. 40

Act II, Scene 11 – Peter & Hook Fight #2

Public Domain

Sir Edward Elgar (1857-1934), VII (Troyte): Presto from Variations on an Original Theme “Enigma”, Op. 36 from Variations on an Original Theme “Enigma”, Op. 36 Public Domain

POPS

Dazzling acrobats, popular classics and an 18-foot, pedal-powered “Gantry Crane.”

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André Lewis Hailing from Gatineau, Québec, André Lewis began his dance training in Ottawa before being accepted into the Professional Division of the Royal Winnipeg Ballet School in 1975. He joined the RWB Company in 1979 where he enjoyed an accomplished career as a dancer for over ten years. In 1996, Lewis was appointed Artistic Director of Canada’s Royal Winnipeg Ballet. Lewis has commissioned many works that rejuvenated the Company’s repertoire. In 1998 he commissioned Mark Godden’s blockbuster production Dracula and was instrumental in the 1999 creation of a new Nutcracker for the Company. In 2002, Lewis brought to Winnipeg the thrilling and passionate Carmina Burana by Argentinean choreographer Mauricio Wainrot, and he presented a new version of The Sleeping Beauty. In 2003, he commissioned Mark Godden to create a new ballet based on the opera The Magic Flute and in 2004 he brought in choreographer Val Caniparoli to create A Cinderella Story, a retro retelling of the beloved fairy tale set to jazz and swing. Lewis commissioned choreographer and RWB alumnus Jorden Morris to create Peter Pan for the Company in 2006. In 2009, for RWB’s 70th anniversary, Lewis commissioned Morris to create Moulin Rouge® – The Ballet. In 2011, Lewis commissioned Mark Godden to create Svengali, an explosive look at the original master of mind control, which premiered in Winnipeg in October 2012. In 2012, Lewis and Atlanta Ballet Artistic Director John McFall co-commissioned a new creation by celebrated choreographer Twyla Tharp titled Twyla Tharp’s The Princess & The Goblin, based on the children’s fantasy novel of the same name by Victorian author George MacDonald. The ballet had its World Premiere in Atlanta in February 2012 and its Canadian premiere in Winnipeg in September 2012. In 2013, the bold adaptation of Margaret Atwood’s The Handmaid’s Tale was created in conjunction with New York choreographer Lila York. For RWB’s 75th Anniversary Season, the profound and powerful Going Home Star – Truth and Reconciliation was created headed by choreographer Mark Godden, novelist Joseph Boyden, and composer Christos Hatzis along with the musical talents of Tanya Tagaq and Steve Wood and the Northern Cree Singers with the support of associate producer Tina Keeper and the Truth and Reconciliation Commission.

The 2015-16 season is a milestone year for André as he celebrates 20 years as Artistic Director of Canada’s Royal Winnipeg Ballet.

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BIOGRAPHIES ANDRÉ LEWIS I Artistic Director André Lewis has spent the majority of his career with Canada’s first professional dance company, accepting the position of artistic director in 1996. A native of Gatineau, Québec, Lewis began his dance training in Ottawa before being accepted into the Professional Division of the Royal Winnipeg Ballet School in 1975. He joined the RWB Company in 1979 where he enjoyed an accomplished career as a dancer for over ten years. With Lewis at the helm, RWB has commissioned numerous blockbuster ballets such as Mark Godden’s Dracula in 1998 and Moulin Rouge ® The Ballet in 2009. He was instrumental in the 1999 creation of a new Nutcracker for the Company and in 2002, Lewis brought to Winnipeg the thrilling and passionate Carmina Burana by Argentinean choreographer Mauricio Wainrot. In 2012, Atlanta Ballet co-commissioned Twyla Tharp’s titled Twyla Tharp’s The Princess & The Goblin and in 2013, New York choreographer Lila York’s full-length ballet The Handmaid’s Tale. In 2014 Lewis saw the creation of Going Home Star: Truth and Reconciliation. JORDEN MORRIS I Choreographer Jorden Morris is an Alberta-born, internationally renowned ballet choreographer and director. He trained at the Banff Centre School of Fine Arts and The Royal Winnipeg Ballet School. Jorden began his career with the RWB after graduating, and quickly rose to the rank of principal dancer, performing lead roles in both classical and contemporary works. After retiring from his career on stage, Jorden studied choreography and theater arts at New York University, as well as early French choreography from Claude Bessy and Serge Golovine of the Paris Opera. Jorden premiered his first work in 1999, a one-act interpretation of Alexandre Dumas’ The Three Musketeers. He choreographed three works in 2000: One for the Alabama School of Fine Arts in Birmingham, that would go on to be performed at the Birmingham Arts Festival. Jorden was also commissioned by the Royal Winnipeg Ballet to choreograph two pieces for HRH Queen Elizabeth II during her Canadian visit that year, which were broadcast nationally by the CBC. Jorden then expanded his career by taking the position of Ballet Master and assistant to the Director at Boston Ballet. Jorden rose to the rank of Chief Ballet Master and was the interim Director for the 2001 season. After returning to Canada as Associate School Director for the Royal Winnipeg Ballet, Jorden was commissioned to create his first full-length work Peter Pan. This production became the biggest box office in the Royal Winnipeg Ballet’s history, until it was surpassed three years later by his next full-length ballet, Moulin Rouge ® - The Ballet. Since its creation in 2009, Moulin Rouge ® - The Ballet has been on tour across North America and Europe and has been seen by over 180,000 people in theatres. Moulin Rouge was made into a full feature film in 2013 and distributed by Cineplex Odeon. Jorden continued his work with the Royal Winnipeg Ballet, creating new works inspired by intriguing artists, from painter Egon Schiele to poet/songwriter Leonard Cohen. Jorden has also choreographed for the Genie and Gemini awards which were broadcast nationally and featured dancers from The National Ballet of Canada and the Royal Winnipeg Ballet.

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BIOGRAPHIES In addition to Boston Ballet and the Royal Winnipeg Ballet, Jorden has worked with Atlanta Ballet, Pittsburgh Ballet Theater, Cincinnati Ballet and Festival Ballet Providence. In 2015 Jorden accepted the position of Artistic Director with Edmonton’s Citie Ballet where he continues to choreograph and inspire the next generation of Canadian artists. TADEUSZ BIERNACKI I Music Director and Conductor Music Director and Conductor Tadeusz Biernacki was born in Czestochowa, Poland where he began his music education at the early age of four. He won the Karol Szymanowski competition in Warsaw in 1976 and earned his Master of Music degree in Piano Performance from the Conservatory of Music in Katowice in 1978. Biernacki has toured Canada extensively in solo and chamber music recitals. In 1983 he began his association with the Manitoba Opera and in 1988 with the Royal Winnipeg Ballet. He made his conducting debut with Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra in 1992 and has since conducted a number of orchestras in Canada and Internationally, including the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra, Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra, National Arts Centre Orchestra in Ottawa, Cleveland Opera Orchestra (USA), Tessaloniki State Orchestra (Greece), Kaohsiung City Symphony Orchestra (Taiwan), and Hong Kong Sinfonietta. He also conducted world premieres of Nutcracker, Moulin Rouge® – The Ballet, Wonderland, Svengali, Princess and the Goblin, The Handmaid’s Tale, and Going Home Star – Truth and Reconciliation for RWB. Biernacki branched out into composition with his one act opera Happy Campers composed for the Manitoba Opera School Tour in 1997, and Charlies Kreuzfahrt, a full-length ballet commissioned for Stadtische Theater Chemnitz in Germany. Biernacki maintains a busy schedule as pianist in solo and chamber recitals as well as an accompanist for many opera singers. In addition to his position with the RWB, Biernacki is an Assistant Music Director, Assistant Conductor and Chorus Master of Manitoba Opera. DON RUTLEY I Scenic Designer Don Rutley was born in Dauphin, Manitoba in 1947 and moved with his family to BC where he completed school. A year of work in the smelters of Cominco provided the incentive to move on in a different direction and after being encouraged by a former teacher, he decided to study theatre arts at the University of Winnipeg. His first professional job was Technical Director for Theatre 3 (now Phoenix Theatre) in Edmonton in 1972 followed by a couple of years as Scenic Carpenter and Instructor at the University of Saskatchewan and Technical Director at 25th Street Theatre in Saskatoon. He first began to work at the Royal Winnipeg Ballet as Assistant Electrician in 1976 and then later as Master Electrician/Technical Director until 1982 when he left to work in various capacities at Persephone Theatre in Saskatoon He was also Stage Carpenter and Stage Manager at the Saskatoon Centennial Auditorium for ten years before returning to the RWB as Production Director in 2000. Don has created scenic designs for a number of stage productions over the years, mostly original works for 25th Street Theatre. He worked as Construction Coordinator for the film version of Who Has Seen the Wind by W. O. Mitchell, working with director Alan King and a wonderful cast that included Gordon Pinsent, Jose Ferrer and Helen Shaver in 1977. One of his most memorable career events was working as Technical Director and Construction Coordinator for the RWB premiere production of Romeo & Juliet with Rudi van Dantzig and Toer van Schayk in 1981. Don is grateful to the RWB for having allowed him the opportunity to take on the challenge of Scenic Designer for Peter Pan and could not have done this without the support and understanding of his wife Christy and the collaboration of co-designer Andrew Beck.

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BIOGRAPHIES ANDREW BECK I Scenic Designer Andrew Beck was born in Staffordshire, England in 1961 and was brought to Winnipeg as a child in 1967. He was educated in the Fine Arts Department at the University of Manitoba and completed a thesis of painted steel sculptures in 1983. Since that time he has worked on landscape painting and steel sculptures, which have been exhibited in parallel and commercial galleries across Canada. His work is included in private and public collections at Great-West Life, Power Corporation, Manitoba Legislature and Manitoba Arts Council Art Bank. In addition to his own work, Andrew has worked as a scenic artist and designer for more than fifteen years. In this capacity he has worked for the Royal Winnipeg Ballet, Royal Manitoba Theatre Centre and Rainbow Stage. Other credits include the National Aboriginal Achievement Awards and the TV series Falcon Beach. Previous designs for the Royal Winnipeg Ballet include Moulin Rouge ® - The Ballet and Peter Pan with Jorden Morris as choreographer. Andrew has previously worked with Mark Godden in Midsummer Nights Dream at Ballet Memphis and has recently been working with Koba Entertainment on children’s theatre. DANIEL FORD BEAVIS I Original Fight Choreography Daniel is happy to have worked with the RWB on this production. While he is no stranger to stage combat, this is his first time working with a ballet company on this level. He is busy teaching and working in film and television and has appeared as a drunken brawler in The Velvet Devil on CBC, he was lit on fire in the film Urban Assault, and he has been doing fight direction for Shakespeare on the Saskatchewan for a number of years. Daniel taught in the Drama Department at the University of Saskatchewan as well as at workshops in Regina, Seattle and Edmonton. This past year he taught at the Banff Centre for the Arts. Daniel is very honored to have worked with so many talented people on such an ambitious production. He has always been a big fan of pirates, so he is pleased to be part of bringing Peter, Wendy, Captain Hook and all the rest to life on the stage. BILL WILLIAMS I Lighting Designer Bill Williams is a well known Canadian lighting designer, specializing in both stage and architectural lighting design. With over 500 project credits, Bill has worked across Canada and in Europe, Asia, South America, the USA and the UK. Previous lighting designs for the RWB include: The War Collection, The Seasons, Mahler 4: Eternity is Now, Magnificat, Le Sacre du Printemps and Family Scenes. As a dance lighting designer, Bill has worked with many chorographers, including: Oscar Araiz, Anna Blewchamp, Rachel Browne, Anne Ditchburn, David Earl, Rodney Griffin, Cliff Keuter, Judith Marcuse, Sophie Maslow, Robert Moulton, Brian Macdonald, Vicente Nebrada, Sandra Neels, Linda Rabin, Kelly Robinson, Paul Sanasardo, Margo Sappington, Stuart Sebastian, Paddy Stone, Lynne Taylor, James Waring and Norbert Vesak. When not designing lighting, Bill is actively involved as an author, teacher and webmaster.

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BIOGRAPHIES ANNE ARMIT I Costume Designer Anne Armit was born in St. Andrews, Scotland and moved to Ottawa at age four. She attended Seneca College in 1972, was named Student Designer of the Year in 1975 and was awarded a scholarship to the Ontario College of Art. Armit also freelanced for organizations such as The National Ballet of Canada, Shaw Festival, Stratford Festival, Charlottetown Festival, the National Arts Centre and the Canadian Opera Company. From 1979 to 1989, Armit ran her own business creating costumes for film, television and theatre, including the contract for Cats. Throughout this period she worked extensively for the TV, film and commercial industries. She was Canada’s Royal Winnipeg Ballet’s Director of Wardrobe from 1989-2013 and this position has given her the opportunity to travel and design productions such as L.I.F.E., La Bayadére, Raymonda, Creaturehood, The Sleeping Beauty, Peter Pan, Moulin Rouge® – The Ballet, Wonderland, Quantz by Quanz, In Tandem (commissioned by the Works & Process Series of the Guggenheim Museum in New York City and later went to the Bolshoi Ballet), Luminous and more. Armit has also designed costumes for several Ballet Jörgen productions in Toronto, and she was honoured to create a variety of costumes for RWB’s Prima Ballerina Evelyn Hart. Armit has designed costumes for Jorden Morris’ new mixed rep work The Doorway, and was chosen by choreographic legend Twyla Tharp to coordinate the costumes for Twyla Tharp’s The Princess and the Goblin.

MEET THE DANCERS!

For a unique look behind the scenes, attend our backstage tour after the Friday, May 06 evening performance. Meet our Royal Winnipeg Ballet representative at the Backstage Tour sign, located on the south side of the lobby, just past the stairway.

Following the Sunday, May 08 matinee performance, you are invited to meet some of the Royal Winnipeg Ballet dancers on the Piano Nobile (mezzanine) level. They will be delighted to answer your questions and sign autographs.

Yayoi Ban, Tristan Dobrowney, Katie Bonnell, Luzemberg Santana, Liang Xing, Elizabeth Lamont PHOTO: Réjean Brandt Photography

BACKSTAGE TOUR!

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PRINCIPALS

Amanda Green Hometown: Beaumont, AB Year joined the RWB: 2004 Favourite ballet or role: Serenade and works by Joe Kanamori Most admired growing up: My sister

Jo-Ann Sundermeier

Sophia Lee

Home town: Pompano Beach, FL Year joined the RWB: 2003-2013 ... rejoined 2015. Favourite ballet: Swan Lake and Balanchine’s Serenade A love other than dance: Adventures with my soulmate

Hometown: Seoul, Korea Year joined the RWB: 2011 Favourite ballet or role: Swan Lake A love other than dance: Drawing & painting.

Liang Xing Hometown: Beijing, China Favourite ballet: Onegin A love other than dance: My wife and children

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Dmitri Dovgoselets Hometown: Kiev, Ukraine Year joined the RWB: 1998 Favourite ballet or role: Romeo & Juliet A love other than dance: Horseback riding

SOLOISTS

Yayoi Ban Hometown: Chiba, Japan Year joined the RWB: 2005 Favourite ballet or role: Giselle Favourite food: Sushi of course! & everything my husband cooks for me!

Yosuke Mino Hometown: Kanazawa, Japan Year joined the RWB: 2002 Favourite ballet or role: Romeo & Juliet A love other than dance: Reading & food

SECOND SOLOISTS

Sarah Davey Hometown: Waterdown, ON Year joined the RWB: 2009

Favourite ballets: The Four seasons, Hikarizatto

Elizabeth Lamont Hometown: Kitchener, ON Year joined the RWB: 2010 Favourite ballet: Giselle Most treasured possession: A necklace my dad gave me.

Alanna McAdie Hometown: Edmonton, AB Year joined the RWB: 2011 Favourite roles: Kitri from Don Quixote, Medora from Corsaire A love other than dance: Music 21

SECOND SOLOISTS

Tristan Dobrowney Hometown: Saskatoon, SK Year joined the RWB: 2008 Favourite ballet or role: La Bayadère Most admired growing up: Abbott and Costello

Josh Reynolds Hometown: Atlanta, Georgia Joined: 2015 Favourite role : Blue pas and trio, Jirí Kylián’s Return to a Strange Land Most treasured possession: An inscribed lighter given to me by best friend and partner in life Jo-Ann Sundermeier

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Kostyantyn Keshyshev Hometown: Vancouver, Canada Year joined the RWB: 2015 Favourite ballet: Giselle Most treasured possession: My two cats

Egor Zdor Hometown: Chisinau, Republic of Moldova Year joined the RWB: 2012 Favourite ballet or role: Manon Favourite food: Pasta

CORPS DE BALLET

Katie Bonnell Hometown: Oakville, ON Year joined the RWB: 2013 Favourite ballets: Emergence (Crystal Pite), Four Last Songs (Rudi van Danzig) A love other than dance: Cooking/baking

Yoshiko Kamikusa Hometown: Tokyo, Japan Year joined the RWB: 2013 Favourite roles: Kitri from Don Quixote, Odette/Odile from Swan Lake A love other than dance: Anything that has something to do with food!

Jaimi Deleau Hometown: Winnipeg, MB Trained: RWB School Year joined the RWB: 2014 Favorite role: Juliet from Romeo & Juliet Most treasured possession: A ring my parents passed down to me

Chenxin Liu Hometown: Chenzhou Hunan, China Year joined the RWB: 2012 Favourite ballet or role: Romeo & Juliet A love other than dance: Cross stitch

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CORPS DE BALLET

Liam Caines Hometown: Kingston, NB Year joined the RWB: 2007 Favourite ballet or role: Romeo & Juliet Favourite poet: Shel Silverstein

Stephan Possin Hometown: Munich, Germany Year joined the RWB: 2012 Favourite ballet or role: Romeo & Juliet. Aspiring to do the role of Romeo. A love other than dance: Video games.

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Tyler Carver Hometown: Vancouver, BC Trained: Goh Ballet, San Francisco Ballet School Year joined the RWB: 2014

Luzemberg Santana Hometown: João Pessoa Paraìba, Brazil Year joined the RWB: 2012 Favourite ballet or role: Don Quixote A love other than dance: Real football (soccer)

CORPS DE BALLET

Anna O’Callaghan

Manami Tsubai

Sarah Po Ting Yeung

Hometown: Vancouver, BC Year joined the RWB: 2012 Most treasured possession: My photo album

Hometown: Osaka, Japan Year joined the RWB: 2013 Favourite ballet or role: Don Quixote A love other than dance: Shopping, baking and eating

Hometown: Hong Kong My favourite role: The Lady of the Camellias Other love: Culinary Art

Thiago Dos Santos Hometown: São Paulo, Brazil Year joined the RWB: 2008 Favourite ballet or role: Romeo & Juliet, Swan Lake Feels most inspired: When I see young talent

Ryan Vetter Hometown: Sioux Falls, SD, USA Year joined the RWB: 2013 Favourite ballet: Giselle A love other than dance: My family

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APPRENTICES

Jesse Petrie Year Joined RWB: 2015 Hometown: Ottawa, ON Favourite ballet role: Annie from Going Home Star Most Treasured Possession: A ring my dad gave me.

Saeka Shirai Home town: Osaka, Japan Year joined the RWB: 2015 Favorite ballet: Giselle A love other than dance: My family

Philippe Larouche

Yue Shi

Hometown: Laval, QC Year joined RWB: 2015 Favorite ballet: Swan Lake Love other than dance: reading

Hometown: He Bei, Tang Shan, China Year joined the RWB: 2015 Favourite ballet: Don Quixote A love other than dance: Painting, Photography

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ARTISTIC & PRODUCTION STAFF

Johnny W. Chang

Tara Birtwhistle

Vanessa Lawson

Hometown: Shanghai, China Year joined the RWB: Principal dancer in 1992, Ballet Master in 2002 Favourite ballets: Giselle, Dracula, Romeo & Juliet A love other than dance: Cooking and reading.

Hometown: Sherwood Park, AB Year joined the RWB:1991 Favourite roles: Lucy in Dracula, Juliet in Romeo & Juliet A love other than dance: Horseback riding

Hometown: Edmonton, AB Year joined the RWB:1997 Favourite ballet: Giselle Values most in her friends: Compassion

Jaime Vargas

Caroline Gruber

Ingrid Kottke

Hometown: Mexico City, Mexico Year joined the RWB: 2004 Favourite role: Bob in Val Caniparoli’s A Cinderella Story A love other than dance: Being a father

Hometown: London, England Year joined RWB: 1988 Favourite Role: Odette/Odile Swan Lake

Senior Ballet Master

Ballet Master

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Guest Ballet Master

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Production Stage Manager

Hometown:Edmonton, AB Year joined the RWB: 2008 Favourite ballets: Bolero, Carmina Burana Would most like to live: Out of a suitcase

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Celebrating Tristan Dobrowney on the Occasion of his Retirement

He also received various awards and scholarships and took part in the 2008 Banff Centre summer dance program. After graduating from the Royal Winnipeg Ballet School Professional Division in 2008, he joined the RWB Company as an Apprentice and was promoted to the Corps de Ballet in 2011 and to Second Soloist in 2014. Dobrowney is known for strong ballet technique with his jumps, turns and beautiful extensions. “He is also an excellent partner, confident and attentive to the needs of a ballerina en pointe. Versatility is also one of Tristan’s strengths; he is strong in modern and contemporary work and has real dynamic flair in his character dancing,” Jorden Morris, choreographer and former RWB School Associate Director. Dobrowney’s repertoire includes a vast array of classical and contemporary works. He has taken on such leading roles as The Prince in Nutcracker, Matthew in Moulin Rouge® – The Ballet and Curdie in Twyla Tharp’s The Princess & The Goblin. He has performed in Peter Pan, Romeo + Juliet, Dracula, Giselle, The Sleeping Beauty, Swan Lake, Val Caniparoli’s A Cinderella Story and The Handmaid’s Tale. For the world premiere of Wonderland he danced as part of the Tweedledee & Tweedledum duo. His other RWB repertoire includes Mauricio Wainrot’s Carmina Burana; Peter Quanz’s Quantz by Quanz, Luminous and In Tandem; Mark Godden’s As Above, So Below; Itzik Gaili’s Hikarizatto and Twyla Tharp’s In the Upper Room. In 2013 Tristan was invited to perform the world premiere of Pierced with Move: the company under the direction of Josh Beamish. For the past three seasons Dobrowney was invited by acclaimed choreographer Peter Quanz to perform in Q DANCE, and in the summer of 2015 he travelled to Wuxi, China as a Guest Artist with the Wuxi Song & Dance Theatre for the premiere of Quanz’s The Red Crowned Crane. He most recently danced the role of Gordon in Going Home Star – Truth and Reconciliation during its 2016 Canadian tour. We are very honoured to have had Dobrowney’s talent in the RWB School and Company and would like to thank him for his great performances over the years. WE WISH HIM GREAT SUCCESS AND HAPPINESS IN HIS FUTURE ENDEAVOURS.

PHOTO: Réjean Brandt Photography

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PHOTOS: David Cooper

Born in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Tristan Dobrowney has been dancing since the age of 6. His dance training began at the Vesnianka Academy of Ukrainian Dance, and he was taking ballet classes by age 12. He was accepted into the Royal Winnipeg Ballet School Professional Division program at the age of 14 while completing his high school education at the University of Winnipeg Collegiate. As a student, Dobrowney danced in RWB productions of Nutcracker and Swan Lake and performed with the Brandon Dance Ensemble and Dance Fredericton.

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HIGHER HORIZONS RWB - Supporting the Community The Royal Winnipeg Ballet believes that everyone should have the opportunity to enjoy the beauty and excitement of a live ballet performance. The Higher Horizons program is a unique partnership with more than 30 local community groups and social service agencies. With the generous support of BMO Financial Group and Manitoba Public Insurance we offer these organizations complimentary tickets to RWB performances for individuals and families who would not otherwise be able to attend. We are pleased to join with our sponsors to support access to ballet by all. Presenting Sponsor:

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2016 RWB BALLET BALL THANK YOU

An Enchanted Affair Canada’s Royal Winnipeg Ballet is grateful to its sponsors, donors and volunteers for their commitment and support of the 2016 Ballet Ball, RWB’s premier fundraising event held April 23, 2016.

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SPECIAL THANKS TO

2016 BALLET BALL COMMITTEE

ADESA Auctions McDiarmid Flowers Freeman Audiovisual Planned Perfectly Réjean Brandt Photography Stella’s Bridal The Great Gregoire Stage Lite Manitoba The Great Gregoire

André Lewis, EMCEE Evelyn Hart, EMCEE RWB Company Dancers RWB Professional and Recreational Division Students

Mirjana Janzen, Chair Savitrah Balciunas Caroline Gruber Natalie Duhamel Marisa Hochman Lana Maidment Dana Mayberry Rebecca Parkinson

GRAND PRIZE DRAW DONOR Independent Jewellers

AUCTION DONORS Advantage Tennis and Sports Camp Bailey’s Retaurant BCBG Max Azaria Ben Moss Jewellers Canoe Financial Chocolatier Constance Popp Churchill Nature Tours Corrientes Argentine Pizzeria David’s Tea Fidelity Investments Fixed Therapy Folklorama Girl Candy Shop Hermano’s Restaurant and Wine Bar Inn at the Forks Invesco Canada Ltd Jeanna Rae Bakery Josef Ryan Diamonds Landmark Cinemas 8 Grant Park

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Manitoba Opera Manitoba Theatre For Young People Massage Therapy- Ira Marcus Mayberry Fine Art McNally Robinson Melt Chocolate Co. Olivia Grace Paul Daigle Pilates Winnipeg Prairie Theatre Exchange Rady Jewish Community Centre Rae and Jerry’s Steakhouse Rainbow Stage RBC Convention Centre Winnipeg Renaissance Investments Richlu Roadtrips Royal Winnipeg Ballet Russell Investments

Shelter Canadan Properties Limited Stage 6 Salon Super-Lite Lighting The Children’s Museum The Diamond Gallery The Fairmont Winnipeg The Greek Market The Loft Salon The Keg Steakhouse and Bar The Manitoba Museum The Mitchell Block Restaurant and Lounge The Winnipeg Blue Bombers Théâtre Cercle Molière True North Sports and Entertainment Via Rail Canada Winnipeg Goldeyes Baseball Club Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra Winnipeg Trolley Company

SEASON SPONSORS We acknowledge the support of the Canada Council for the Arts, which last year invested $157 million to bring the arts to Canadians throughout the country.

Nous remercions le Conseil des arts du Canada de son soutien. L’an dernier, le Conseil a investi 157 millions de dollars pour mettre de l’art dans la vie des Canadiennes et des Canadiennes de tout le pays.

Nutcracker Premier Sponsor

Peter Pan Production Supporter

A Cinderella Story in support of the Ron Paley Big Band

Going Home Star- Truth and Reconciliation Presenting Sponsor National Tour Brandon Performance Sponsor

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IN MEMORY OF

Peter D. Curry

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In Support of the Student Matinee Performance

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With support from IN MEMORY OF

Peter D. Curry Royal Winnipeg Ballet School Sponsors

IN MEMORY OF

Peter D. Curry

Student Financial Aid Fund National Scholarship Program Spotlight Concert Hour Ballet Winnipeg

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BRAVO! FUNDERS Canadian Heritage Canada Council for the Arts Manitoba Culture, Heritage, Tourism &Sport Manitoba Arts Council Winnipeg Arts Council

FOUNDATIONS All Charities Campaign The Winnipeg Foundation Elizabeth B. Armytage Fund The Curry Family Foundation June and Bob Jackson Memorial Fund for the Performing Arts Dr. Raymond H. Lavery & Brian C. Ouellet Memorial Fund John and Carolynne McLure Fund The Reid Family Charitable Gift Fund

CANADA’S ROYAL WINNIPEG BALLET BUSINESS PARTNERS PARTNER $5,000 – $9,999 Melet Plastics Terracon Development Ltd. INVESTOR $2,500 – $4,999 Cambrian Credit Union Gendis Inc. J. K. May Investments Ltd. SUPPORTER $1,000 – $2,499 Beaver Bus Lines Ltd. Domo Gasoline Corporation Ltd. Ranger Insurance Brokers Ltd. Standard Life Winmar Property Restoration CONTRIBUTOR $500 – $999 Baked Expectations Ltd. Coghlan’s Limited Diamond Athletic Medical Supplies Inc. InterGroup Consultants Ltd. McDiarmid Flowers number TEN architectural group Price Industries Limited DONOR $10 – $499 Canadian Linen & Uniform Service Gunn’s Bakery Mid West Packaging Ltd. Mitchell Fabrics Ltd. ProTELEC Alarms

CANADA’S ROYAL WINNIPEG BALLET MAJOR GIFTS AND PLANNED GIVING PROGRAM Major Gifts assist the Royal Winnipeg Ballet by underwriting the costs of special projects and new productions. MAJOR GIFTS RWB Alumni Association Terracon Development Ltd. Women’s Committee for the RWB THE LLOYD & FARRALLY SOCIETY Named for the founders of the RWB, Gweneth Lloyd and Betty Hey Farrally, The Lloyd & Farrally Society recognizes 32

To our donors whose leadership and generosity help us present ballet of the highest calibre. Your loyal support of the RWB is greatly appreciated.

those donors whose planned and future gifts will help keep the vision of Canada’s Royal Winnipeg Ballet alive for the future. Diane Buck Dr. Alice Cheatley Marilyn Flynn Deborah Hoekstra Barb Howie Ron Lambert Barb Masterman Pierre Meunier Barry & Louise Pallett Mrs. E. Pawlicki K. Heather Power Suzanne Riesenberger Dr. Robert T. Ross Ellen Spencer Sonia & David Taverner Mia Timmermans Mrs. F. A. Trott Haanita Seval, In Memory of Wendell Wagn Craig Yeo Donn K. Yuen

CREATIONS ENDOWMENT FUND Income generated from the Creations Endowment Fund is directed exclusively towards the creation of new ballets and the revitalization and refurbishment of current repertoire, leaving a lasting legacy in dance for generations to come. Ingrid Kottke Debbie Wallin In Honour of Blaine Rittinger & Leslie Fields Sherri & Marc Rittinger

THE DAVID MORONI SCHOOL ENDOWMENT FUND The David Moroni School Endowment Fund supports initiatives that ensure the highest quality dance education for young artists and dance teachers for decades to come. ♠ Indicates a gift made In Memory or In Honour $100,000 + Anonymous Donors $50,000 + Susan Glass C.M. & Arni Thorsteinson Diane & David Johnston $25,000 – $49,999 Carol Bellringer & Greg Doyle Dr. Steven Funk Hubert & Bernice Kleysen Drs. Edward Sellers & Myroslava Romach ♠ In honour of our dancing daughters Wawanesa Insurance $10,000 – $24,999 Jean Giguère, C.M. & Dennis Giguère Ruth E. & John Gongos Guy & Lou Goodwin Estate of Doris May Hall In Memory of Dr. John E. & Mary McGoey ♠

Peter & Maureen Macdonald Douglas MacEwan In Memory of Elizabeth MacEwan ♠ Carolynne Presser R. T. Ross $5,000 – $9,999 Dee Buchwald In Honour of Rheo Catt ♠ Hilary Druxman Inc. The Klukas Family Mayberry Fine Art Dr. Roberta M. McKay & Elmer E. Brenner Arlene Minkhorst Bruce Monk Louise Pujo & Tim Hibbard Estate of Ronald G. Spencer Terracon Development Ltd Gordon & Eleanor Wiebe $1,000 – $4,999 The Gail Asper Family Foundation Aaron & Janice Benko Cathie & Brian Bowerman Tom & Dawn Bradley John G. Campbell Anthony Cohen ♠ Jane Emslie & Brad Wladyka Elaine & Percy Goldberg Nona Heaslip Lewis Hertzman Sue & David Hicks ♠ D. Hutton Alanna & Boyd Kalnay Don & Betty Leitch André Lewis & Caroline Gruber Emilie Lewis Marion Lewis Life Science Association of Manitoba Ross F. C. Lodge Mrs. R. G. MacDonald Bob McMahon & Dr. Meredith WhiteMcMahon National Leasing Peter Quanz Joan D. Richardson John L. Ross ♠ Mary Speer L. J. Stechesen Tavane G. Symington Ginny Twomey Dr. & Mrs. F. C. Violago Family of Kianna Wong YPO-WPO Canada UP TO $999 (FISCAL YEAR 2015) Anonymous Donors Muriel Andrews Kelly Bale ♠ Mr. & Mrs. Michelangelo V. Canale ♠ Bob & Flory Cohen ♠ Enerplus Corporation Tristan Dobrowney Kate & Tim Fennell Susan & Mike Fraser Johanne Gingras Kelly Jedlic MC College Geoff Taylor Christopher Turyk Dr. & Mrs. David & Kathleen Connor

Katherine Cobor & Gordon Steindel Pearl Gervais Jim Griffiths Hilary Druxman Inc. Richard Klassen Ivy Namaka & Murray Wilson Lori Natiuk Rosenberg Family Trust Herbert Stewart Jacqueline Weber In Memory of Lynn Axworthy Deborah Thorvaldson In Memory of Jane McEvoy O’Donnell Dreena Duhame

Sheldon & Penny Bowles N. Ashleigh Everett & Stuart Murray Judy Fields Sandra Foster & Peter Holle William J. Hutton Richard & Hillaine Kroft Deborah McCawley & Otto Lang Bill & Joan Mayberry Gerry & Barb Price Louise Pujo & Tim Hibbard David & Kathleen Reid Jim & Leney Richardson Jacqui F. Shumiatcher S.O.M. LL.D. Brenlee Carrington-Trepel & Brent Trepel Mrs. F. A. Trott Ginny Twomey Thuraya Weedon Dr. & Mrs. Willem T. H. van Oers

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PATRONS’ CIRCLE $1,250 - $1,499 Kirsten Albo Marjorie Blankstein Patrick Cameron Dr. Alice Cheatley Grant & Aynsley Cockshott Mrs. Irena Cohen Robert Dawson David & Catherine Filmon Ms. Lyn Goldman Guy & Lou Goodwin Jack & Elsie Hignell Paul & Carol Hill Carman Johnston Diane & David Johnston Hubert & Bernice Kleysen Ron & Jean Lawson Don & Betty Leitch André Lewis Graham & Suzanne Lount Peter & Maureen Macdonald Anne & Paul Mahon Sherratt Moffatt Jennifer & Hugh Moncrieff James Newton John & Flordeliz Osler Valerie & Brian Owen Drs. Bill Pope & Elizabeth Tippett-Pope Relpro Inc. Mrs. Shirley Richardson Jean Carter Riess & Rick Riess Dr. & Mrs. Leon Rubin Bob Stewart The Waugh Family Florence & Don Whitmore Gordon & Eleanor Wiebe

The Patrons’ Circle exists to recognize those generous annual donors of $1,250 or more, whose philanthropy helps the RWB maintain the standard of artistic excellence for which it is known the world over. SUSTAINER $10,000 + Richard A. N. Bonnycastle Mrs. Irena Cohen Mrs. Peter D. Curry Susan Glass C.M. & Arni Thorsteinson Douglas MacEwan In Honour of Elizabeth MacEwan Anna McCowan Johnson & Donald K. Johnson Dawn Klockow Jim Pattison Lawrie & Fran Pollard Tannis M. Richardson Robert T. Ross & Angela B. Ross Gerald Schwartz Rod & Jeannie Senft INVESTOR $5,000 - $9,999 Julius Arkos Gail Asper & Michael Paterson Ross Robinson Family BENEFACTOR $3,000 - $4,999 Savitrah & Danny Balciunas David & Gursh Barnard Sheldon & Penny Bowles James Cohen & Linda McGarva-Cohen The Michael Nozick Family Foundation Heather Power & Harold Klause Carolynne Presser Hartley & Heather Richardson Go Sato UPPER CIRCLE $1,750 - $2,999 Dr. P. H. Brooke Dee Buchwald Timothy & Barbara Burt Jane & Gary Caines Patricia Chaychuk Jim Davey Nicki & Bryce Douglas Jane Emslie & Brad Wladyka John F. (Jack) Fraser David & Evelyn Friesen Jean Giguère, C.M. & Dennis Giguère Ruth E. Gongos Jeff Herd & Stephanie Rouet Robert B. & Late S. June Jackson Kevin & Els Kavanagh Marion Lewis Thérèse Lewis Bill & Shirley Loewen Dr. & Mrs. Kenneth Murray Lawrie & Fran Pollard Josephine Reid Tannis M. Richardson J. Derek Riley Sanford & Deborah Riley Barry & Rena Shenkarow Terry & Melba Wright INNER CIRCLE $1,500 - $1,749

FRIENDS Every year we rely on our Friends to provide pivotal funds that allow us to continue the tradition of world class dance for which the RWB is so renowned. PRIMA $500 - $1,249 Joan M. Bender Kathryn Bernard Bruce & Shelley Bertrand-Meadows Ruth Brodie Haderra & Mark Chisick Gary & Fiona Crow Sally R. Dowler Greg & Vera Duncan Barbara M. Hamilton James Hanley Rick Harrison Ron & Lesley Janusz Joan Johnston Maggie Katzeley & Barry Konzelman Dr. G.H. Lawler Ted & Wanda Lismer Larah Luna Anonymous Marilyn Marshall Richelle Miller

Donald & Janet O’Callaghan Iris Reimer Pat & Jim Richtik Deborah Spracklin Mr. Curtis Steiman Mr. & Mrs. H. Voigt Dr. Dorothy Young PRINCIPAL $275 - $499 E.L. McLandress Margaret & Peter Morse Earl & Cheryl Barish Ted Bielby Fran Booth Fred & Lorna Buckmaster Carol Budnick Felicity Chappell Nicole Collette Barb Cook Beverly Craig Mrs. Margaret Cuddy Linda Dixon Harry & Mary Lynn Duckworth Kathleen Edwards Margaret E. Faber Dr. Edmund & Mirla Faridy Amanda Graham Percy Gregoire-Voskamp Sonia & Harvey Hosfield L. Kampeas & J. Gartner Dr. Diamond Kassum & Mrs. April Kassum Dr. T.G. Kucera M. L. Kuntzemueller Ralf Kyritz David & Francesca McBean Jane Morris Sharon & Mel Myers Graciela Najenson Jean Stoneham Orr Francine Panagapko Derek & Anne Riley Wayne Rivers Susan Schindle Dr. L. Sekla Ellen Spencer Thomas & Wanda Struthers P. Colleen Suche Eva & Ian Sutherland Jim & Heather Thomas Dr. Lynn Tomkins SOLOIST $150 - $274 Douglas Arrell Joan Blight Trish Allison-Simms Dick & Elaine Archer Abigail Ball Bruce & Joyce Berry Dr. & Mrs. David & Gillian Bird Rita & Don Campbell Nicole Collette Agnes & John K. Collins David & Kathleen Connor Linda & Graham Connor Richard & Hennie Corrin R. Lynn Craton Bradley Curran In Honour of Lorna Curtis-Howell Carmen Curtis J. V. Dale Linda Daniels Dr. Peter & Mrs. Linda Delamere Diana Dickof Ms. Sheila J. Down Carol Duboff Dr. Steven Feldgaier Reg Friend Inge Froese ♠ Indicates a gift made In Memory or In Honour

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Mr. Ron Gaffray Eileen E. George Dianne Glass Mrs. Joyce Grace John Greer Melinda & Lorne Halpenny James R. Hammel Carol Hanney Jan Horner Karen Howell Ms. Emily Hughes Ms. Joan M. Hunter Leah Janzen Betty Jo Johnston Johanna & John Kassenaar Dr. Bryan Kirk & Myrna Mitchell Katherine Klassen Louise Klassen Marion B. Korn David & Denise Koss Mr. Dean Kriellaars Katarina Kupca Edith & David Landy Susan Lingle Gordon P. Linney Diane & Alanna Littman Brian & Shelagh Lobay Carol A. Macoomb Tannis Manikel Gayle Marcus Alan & Joanne Maxwell Nicole Michaud-Oystryk Marion Mills Donna Miller Tony Mitousis Vera Moroz John & Joan Morriss MPM Insurance Agency Ltd. Mr. & Mrs. William Murphy-Dyson Ivanna Namaka J. Keith & Ruth Neill Wayne O’Brien Truus Oliver Lesley Oswald Shelley Parham & David Smith Jim Parker Bill & Heather Quinn Kevin Regan Sheryl Rosenberg Mr. & Mrs. M. Rosenbloom Dr. Bruce & Susan Rosner Ms. Anne Russell Catherine Savage Donald F. & Doran Sewell Janet Shindle Edna Siemens Dick Smith & Doug Arrell Mr. & Mrs. Fred & Margaret Stewart Darlene Stewart Marilyn Thompson Dr. Milada Toffler Hymie & Shaaron Weinstein Boyd & Sharon Wermedahl Eileen Wheeler Ralph Wild Wheeler Family Foundation Sabina Willborn CORPS DE BALLET $50 - $149 Jeff & Monica Bonnell Katie & DeLloyd Guth L. Rivard Mrs. Mia Timmermans Doreen Adolph Patricia Allen Shoshanna Andress Muriel Andrews Beverley Bailey David & Rosemary Barney Jacqueline Grace Ball Martin Baron Catherine Bell 34

Christian Benhamou Eva Bérard Aaron Berg Alice Bloomfield Gladys Bodnarus Pat Bolton Lilian Bonin Mrs. Ina Borger Monique Brandt Catherine Brockway Marilyn Brown Brenda Bryan Lori Butler M. Isabelle Butters Mrs. M. Ruth Calvert Margurite Campbell Mairi Chadwick Mrs. Patti Cherney Teresita Chiarella Eileen Clarke Mrs. Judith Danchura Alison Darling Gina DeBrincat Chris Dewar Margaret Docker Jo-Anne Doerksen Sarah Dueck Mr. & Mrs. J. Ekins Brenda Evans Anna Ens Brenda & Michael Evans Ms. Joan Farnfield Judy Fennessy Marilyn Ferguson Henery L. Fineberg Donna Fogg Cynthia Forcand Naomi & Kent Forman Denis J. Gagne Peter Galko Pearl Gervais Mrs. Doreen Girling Dr. Barbara Goldman Carla Goldstein D. Gooch Brian & Geraldine Graham Ms. Linda Graham John & Louise Greenaway Vilma Hammond Marie Harnois Judy Harris H. Rose Harrison Mildred Hemmelgarn Bernice Herd Mrs. D. L. Hodgson Deborah Hoekstra Susan & Richard Horner Susan Jackman Diana Jarvis Dr. & Mrs. David & Kathryn John Elfrieda Kaethler Youngok Kang-Bohr Mrs. Tana Karras Allen Kimelman Ms. Ivy Kopstein Justin Lavigne Vanessa Lawson Lesley Lewis Ms. Roberta Lewis Dr. Patti Ling Glen & Marj Lowther Shirley Lynch Allison MacHutchon Inna Malchy Mrs L. Matsuo Shaun McCaffrey Marsha J. McDermid Mr. Alan McIntosh Mr. & Mrs. R & L Mehta Diane Merker Estelle Meyers Neil Middleton Patricia Mitchler

Edwin Morrison Morna-June C. Morrow Marlene A. Mortimer Rea Nesbitt Dr. Syble Nokwazi Khusi Krystan O’Rourke Robin Scott Ozero Tamara & Rose Marie Paley Gretha Pallen In Honour of Erin Parker John Parker Nicole A. Perras Ivan Poitras Clare Pollock Mary & Ron Pollock Betti Port Don & Carol Poulin Doreen F. Pruden Bryan & Diana Purdy Judith R. Putter Yvette Quass Stefanie Reimer M. Rennie & I Rampersad Joyce E. Rich H. Ricou Waltraut Riedel-Baun Ernest Ruet D’Auteuil Josephine Reid Allen Ronald Jean Roth Dave & Delphine Rundle Beverly Ryman Mr. Johnny & Ms. Pearl Salangad Olive & Robert Sayers Nichola Scale Dr. Brent Schacter Catherine Schinkel Eduard Schludermann Ms. Friederike Schneider-Vieira Kathleen Schofield Jennifer Schulz Susan J. Scott Mrs. Charlene M. Scouten Diane Seewald Diana Semchyshyn Mr. & Mrs. James Shanks Dr. Louise Shaw Jean Shewchuk Kelly Sitarz Loraine Smith Geri & Peter Spencer Wendy Spratt Mrs. Laurie Stanley Mary F. Steinhoff Marlene Stern Annabelle Stokes Dr. Sheldon Swirsky Katherine Szeler & Lorne Sunley Brenda Taylor Rev. Ross & Bette Jayne Taylor Catherine Thiessen Lesley Thomson Ksondra Topnik J. Lois Turner Tharina Uys Helga Van Iderstine Averi Van Dam Angie Veilleux Roy & Nancy Vincent Christa Walkden Tom William Wallace John Whiting Sharon Mooney Klaus & Dorit Wrogemann Asako Yoshida Vicki Young

RWB SCHOOL POINTE SHOE FUND Rennie Bodi Dee Buchwald Lori Butler

Lori Campbell Dr. & Mrs. David & Kathleen Connor Gestny Ewart Julie Ann Kniskern Anita Leclair Samual Ray McKinlay Timothy McLeod Patricia Michalski Lesley Shaw S. Sims Candace Sturko Terracon Development Ltd. Ashley Ammeter Victoria J. Babb Archie Cham Susan Fraser Cameron Inglis Sophia Lee Pauline Leung K. Heather Power Carolynne Presser Peter Quanz Heather Sandilands Vera Shymchyk Ralph Wild IN HONOUR OF NIKI POWELL Karin Giesbrecht

FRIENDS OF THE SCHOOL Every year we rely on our Friends of the School to provide pivotal funds that allow us to continue the tradition of world-class dance for which the RWB is so renowned. PRIMA POSITION $500 - $1249 Melanie J. Bot Delores Gembey Barry & Louise Pallett Jane Emslie & Brad Wladyka SECOND POSITION $275 - $499 Lynna Goldhar-Smith Dr. Lorena Jenks THIRD POSITION $150 - $274 Mrs. Joyce Grace FOURTH POSITION $50 - $149 Suzanne André Yayoi & Toshiyuki Ban Katie & DeLloyd Guth Joanne Hawkins Carleigh Johnson Pat & Bill Reid Lorraine & Nobby Woo

Dee Buchwald Canadian School of Ballet and Dance Tracy Leipsic & Richard Buchwald Dr. and Mrs. Davinder & Gunda Jassal John Loewen

TRIBUTE GIFTS IN MEMORY OF LYNNE AXWORTHY Bob & Flory Cohen IN MEMORY OF EILEEN BARON Kay Rokala IN MEMORY OF JOHN BRODIE Bruce & Barbara Ball John & Sally Zaplatynsky IN MEMORY OF RUTH BREDIN Garry Bezte IN MEMORY OF AUDREY CAUGHEY WILSON Marilyn Flynn IN MEMORY OF GERALDINE (GERRY) COWIE Mary Fardoe Akira Fishman & Family The Stephensons IN MEMORY OF DONNA DAY WASHINGTON Marilyn Marshall IN MEMORY OF JUDITH DURANCE M.D Pat Bonnell IN MEMORY OF VERA GORLICK Kay Rokala IN MEMORY OF MAX KETTNER Ruth B. Kettner IN MEMORY OF ISABELLE LAW Vera Moroz IN MEMORY OF DOROTHY PARKER Joyce Lyon Nancy Moorhouse & Garry Hastings Joyce Seed IN MEMORY OF WILLIAM (BILL) REID Nancy Laxdal & Jean Redston Marilyn Marshall Jocelyn Robinson IN MEMORY OF ARVA J. SHEWCHUK Ginny Twomey IN MEMORY OF ARNOLD SPOHR

Sonia Taverner IN MEMORY OF SHEILA STORJORD Kay Rokala IN MEMORY OF PAMELA TAYLOR Gestny Ewart IN HONOUR OF GAIL ASPER Jean Giguère, C.M. & Dennis Giguère IN HONOUR OF JEAN GIGUÈRE, C.M. Barbara Filuk Jack & Zina Lazareck Karyn & Mel Lazareck IN HONOUR OF DOUGLAS MACEWAN Murray Hilton J. Ross MacEwan Terry & Melba Wright IN HONOUR OF ANDREA OKONKWO Richard Dickerson IN HONOUR OF ERIN PARKER John Parker IN HONOUR OF BLAINE RITTINGER & LESLIE FIELDS Sherri & Marc Rittinger IN HONOUR OF RWB SCHOOL RD Teachers & Assistants The Jassal Family IN HONOUR OF SUSAN SCOTT Bob Baron IN CELEBRATION OF NIKI POWELL’S BIRTHDAY Rebecca Powell Lesley & Thomas De Nardi Karin Giesbrecht Lynette & Brett Magnus Wendy & Blair Magnus Mandi & Faisal Siddiqui Tara & Joseph Silvaggio Dennis Stewner Michael Stoller Lori Wheeler

ESTATE GIFTS Estate of John Gordon Hunter Estate of Gordon P. Linney Estate of Sheila Sturley Estate of Marjory Grant Young

RD OPPORTUNITY FUND The Recreational Division Opportunity Fund was created to ensure that as many young people as possible have access to quality dance programming at the RWB School. Stephanie Bevacqua Canadian Tire Jumpstart Lord Roberts School Alenna Mark Ron Hrynchuk & Jane McSwiggan Jaime Vargas The Jassal Family In Honour of RWB School RD Teachers & Assistants

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The Outreach Program reaches out to children and communities that may not have had the opportunity to experience what the RWB has to offer. Adam & Rachael Buchwald

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Corps de Ballet dancer Anna O’Callaghan and Apprentice Amy Young much success for the next stages of their careers!

Thank you for your beautiful performances these previous years and this past season

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THE STAFF OF THE ROYAL WINNIPEG BALLET ANDRÉ LEWIS Artistic Director ARTISTIC Artistic Director...................................................................André Lewis Music Director & Conductor.....................................Tadeusz Biernacki Senior Ballet Master....................................................Johnny W. Chang Ballet Masters..............................................................Tara Birtwhistle, Vanessa Lawson, Jaime Vargas Guest Ballet Master......................................................Caroline Gruber Assistant to the Artistic Staff............................................Judy Arnason SCHOOL ARTISTIC Director......................................................................Arlene Minkhorst Principal, Professional Division....................................Suzanne André Director, Teacher Training Program...........................Johanne Gingras Director, Aspirant Program......................................Stéphane Léonard Principal, Recreational Division............................................Kelly Bale Interim Principal, Recreational Division ..............................Nicole Kepp Interim Vice-Principal, Recreational Division ..............................................Katrin Benedictson Principal Pianist...............................................................Donna Laube Assistant Principal Pianist.........................................Miroslaw Szarek ADMINISTRATION Executive Director...................................................................Jeff Herd Director of Company Operations.............................Christopher Turyk Company Manager.....................................................David Warburton Director of Human Resources.........................Pearl Kavanagh-Stoesz Director of Finance and Administration...............David Gudmundson Executive Secretary.........................................................Jan Routledge Accounting Manager........................................................Debbie Wallin Reporting Manager ..................................................Edward Esguerra Payroll Administrator....................................................Deneen Swartz Accounts Payable.........................................................Alison Chaboyer SCHOOL ADMINISTRATION Director of School Operations..........................................Kate Fennell Program Support Manager.....................................Lindsay McKnight Office Supervisor ........................................................Monica Kowalik Interim Office Supervisor ..............................................Karin Krueger Professional Division Registrar............................................ Kari Keech Interim Professional Division Registrar.........................Vanessa Vertz Recreational Division Registrar.......................................Tali Sitschkar Schedule Coordinator..........................................................Ash Alberg Office Assistants........................................................Rikke McFeetors, Melanie Saunders MARKETING & COMMUNICATIONS Director of Marketing and Communications.....................Larah Luna Audience Development Manager........................Nicole Verin-Treusch Graphic Designer...............................................................Aleli Estrada Online Marketing Coordinator.........................................Maria Neufeld Multimedia Communications Coordinator........................Amy Simoes Database Administrator.......................................................Eric Lazaro Sales & Marketing Assistant.............................................Jillian Luna DEVELOPMENT Individual Giving Manager........................................Graciela Najenson Development Coordinator............................Patricia Guenther-Smith Development Coordinator...................................................Nicki Kirton CUSTOMER SERVICE Customer Service Manager.........................................Joanne Hawkins Receptionist........................................................................Rose Panzo Customer Service Representatives...............Jessica Boucher-Cowie, Allysa Brandt, Anastasia Iurovski, Adrian Pecold, Connor Stoesz, Emily Simoes

JEFF HERD Executive Director PRODUCTION Director of Production...............................................Michael Freeman Technical Director..............................................................Bob Stewart Production Stage Manager...............................................Ingrid Kottke Production Assistant.....................................................John Kaminski Head Carpenter and Crew Chief................................Justin Dowbiggin Head Flyman/Assistant Carpenter............................... Paul McWhinney Master Electrician ............................................................Marc Gagnon Assistant Electrictian..............................................................Jef Ward Head of Properties..................................................M.Drew Derbowka Head of Audio ..................................................................Iain Graham Head of Wardrobe ...................................................Brenda Belmonté Assistant Wardrobe ......................................................Barry Malenko Scenic Carpenter ..................................................................Taavo Sults SCHOOL ARTISTIC FACULTY Scott Andrew, Hannah Arras, Eugene Baffoe, Jolene Bailie, Stanislav Belyaevsky, Aimee Brasko, Lisa Brooks, Darilyn Burdeniuk, Mark Cameron, Rachel Cooper, Nicole Dufault, Anastasia Dunets, Alexander Gamayunov, Claude Garand, Karin Giesbrecht, Julie Gregorchuk, Caroline Gruber, Janelle Hacault, Philippe-Alexandre Jacques, Oleksandra Kondratyeva, Laura Kolisnyk, Jacqui Ladwig, Karyn Maertens, Claire Marshall, Erin McCallum, Michelle Mourre, Nicole Owens, Radostina Panova, Stacha Penner, Roman Rykine, Sharlyne Santos, Alex Schade, Cheyenne Schroeder, Cheryl Scott, Keri-lee Smith, Marijka Stanowych, Debra Thiessen, Rachelle Vermette, Alie Wagar, Victoria Ward, Kristina Washchyshyn, Tanja Woloshen. ACCOMPANISTS Arlene Baschak, Mark Cameron, Howard Chan, Tim Church, Katie Erickson, Trish Franklin, Irena Gendelman, Alina Havrylyuk, Jolanta Janiszewska, Sharon McCullough, Duncan McGregor, Ian Mikita, Michelle Mourre, Dale Rogalsky, Nina Rudakova, David Schneider, Jay Stoller, David Troya, Viktoriya Yamchuk RESIDENCE Dean of Residence.........................................................Kayla Saarinen Student Care Counsellor............................................... Carol Hoydalo Administrative Counsellor............................................Danielle Lester Counsellors............ Violeta Avalos, Kaeleigh Ayre, Alexandre Borger, Solene Borger, Chantal DeGagne, Madison Harding, David King, Inna Malchy, Sam Markewich, Eliane Neufeld, Kathtyn Olson, Jacquelin Pelland, Ian Peters, Stephan Possin, Bob Pleschke, Ellen Stothers, Sarah Taylor Head Chef.....................................................................Wayne Aastrom Cooks....................................................Kylie Evans, Wesley Lapenskie Kitchen Assistants...............................Doris Bedard, Jonabelle Tay Kitchen Student Assistants.................Madeline Bez, Isabella Pisapia Residence Caretaker..................................................Gawain Umphrey WARDROBE Director of Wardrobe......................................................Alena Zharska Wardrobe Manager.........................................................Barry Malenko Footwear Manager.......................................................Janet Anderson Head of Touring Wardrobe/Milliner..........................Brenda Belmonté School Costume Coordinator...........................................Angela Vaags Head Seamstress................................................................Angela Gaft Seamstress.................................................................Gabriella Barone Zenaida Cruz, Rose Curatolo, Noel De Leon, Anciska Milne Kathleen Lynch, Diana Miller, Carrie-Ann Wilson

FACILITIES Facilities Manager..................................................................Jeff Monk Facilities Maintenance..................................................Marc DelaTorre Housekeeping........................................................Bernadette Antoine, Joel Ferguson, Jade Manov

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ROYAL WINNIPEG BALLET BOARD OF DIRECTORS MEMBERS OF THE BOARD Honorary Chair..................... ..Kathleen M.Richardson, C.C,O.M. Chair Emeritus................................................Jean Giguère, C.M. Chair...............................................................................David Reid Vice Chair / Chair, Nominations Committee.....Catherine Filmon Chair, Audit Committee..............................................Kirsten Albo Chair, Governance Committee...............................Timothy Taylor Chair, Evaluation & Compensation Committee....Andrew Calista Barbara Axworthy, Gursh Barnard Chair Risk Commitee...................................................John Osler

HONORARY COUNCIL MEMBERS Sheldon Bowles Dee Buchwald Dr. Alice Cheatley, C.M. Irena Cohen James Cohen Jane Emslie Ashleigh Everett John F. Fraser Susan Glass, C.M. Kerry Hawkins Richard Kroft The Hon. Otto Lang, O.C. Peter J. Macdonald

Marnie Marshall Ruth Matas Stuart Murray Art Pearson Kevin Regan Dr. Robert T. Ross Dr. Leon Rubin Louise Soubry Arni Thorsteinson W. Terrence Wright, Q.C. Rod Zimmer, C.M.

INTERNATIONAL COUNCIL MEMBERS Ashleigh Banfield (DARIEN, CT) Senator Sharon Carstairs (OTTAWA) Charles S. Coffey, O.C. (TORONTO) Susan Curry (MONTREAL) Nicki Douglas (TORONTO) Janice M. Flemming (HALIFAX) Evelyn Friesen (WEST VANCOUVER) Carol Hill (REGINA) Michael Holy (MONTRÉAL) Senator Janis Johnson (OTTAWA)

Crystal Kolt (FLIN FLON) Dennice Leahey (PUGWASH) Donald A. Leitch (VICTORIA) Gerald Schwartz (TORONTO) Rod & Jeannie Senft (VANCOUVER) Jacqui Shumiatcher (REGINA) Mary Speer (WASHINGTON, D.C.) The Hon. Mira Spivak (WINNIPEG) The Hon. Terry Stratton (OTTAWA) Allan Waisman (VANCOUVER)

MEDICAL SUPPORT TEAM Medical services provided by Pan Am Clinic. Physiotherapy service provided by Lifemark Health. Medical Department...................................Dr. Brian Lukie, M.D., Dr. Deborah Hill, MD FRCPC Dip. Sport Med. Physiotherapists............................................................................. Laurie Urban B.A., B.P.T. FCAMP, Diploma Sports Physiotherapy, Kevin Dyck, B.M.R. PT, Sam Steinfeld, B.Sc., B.M.R. PT Massage Therapist.....................................Leanne Lawrie, R.M.T. Sports & Wellness Nutrition Consultant....................................... Marieke Breakey, B.Sc.(HNS), R.D.

WINNIPEG SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA MUSICIAN ROSTER FIRST VIOLINS Gwen Hoebig, Concertmaster The Sophie-Carmen Eckhardt-Gramatté Memorial Chair, endowed by the Eckhardt-Gramatté Foundation Karl Stobbe, Associate Concertmaster Mary Lawton, Assistant Concertmaster Chris Anstey **Jeremy Buzash Mona Coarda Rodica Jeffrey Hong Tian Jia Meredith McCallum Julie Savard Jun Shao *Karin Andreasen *Simon MacDonald SECOND VIOLINS Darryl Strain, Principal Elation Pauls, Assistant Principal Karen Bauch Kristina Bauch **Calvin Cheng **Teodora Dimova Elizabeth Dyer **Jonathan Garabedian Bokyung Hwang Takayo Noguchi Claudine St-Arnauld *Jane Pulford *Susan McCallum VIOLAS Daniel Scholz, Principal Anne Elise Lavallée, Assistant Principal Laszlo Baroczi Richard Bauch Greg Hay Merrily Peters Mike Scholz CELLOS Yuri Hooker, Principal Leana Rutt, Assistant Principal Alex Adaman Arlene Dahl Carolyn Nagelberg Emma Quackenbush Sean Taubner BASSES Meredith Johnson, Principal Andrew Goodlett, Assistant Principal Travis Harrison Paul Nagelberg Bruce Okrainec Daniel Perry FLUTES Jan Kocman, Principal Supported by Gordon & Audrey Fogg Martha Durkin

PICCOLO Martha Durkin OBOES Beverly Wang, Principal Robin MacMillan ENGLISH HORN Robin MacMillan CLARINETS Micah Heilbrunn, Principal Michelle Goddard BASSOONS Alex Eastley, Principal Kathryn Brooks HORNS Patricia Evans, Principal Ken MacDonald, Associate Principal James Robertson The Hilda Schelberger Memorial Chair Caroline Oberheu Michiko Singh TRUMPETS Isaac Pulford, Acting Principal Paul Jeffrey Brian Sykora The Patty Kirk Memorial Chair TROMBONES Steven Dyer, Principal Keith Dyrda BASS TROMBONE Julia McIntyre, Principal TUBA Chris Lee, Principal TIMPANI Mike Kemp, Principal PERCUSSION Frederick Liessens, Principal HARP Richard Turner, Principal Endowed by W.H. & S.E. Loewen ORCHESTRA PERSONNEL MANAGER Chris Lee PRINCIPAL LIBRARIAN Raymond Chrunyk ASSISTANT LIBRARIAN Laura MacDougall * On Leave ** One year contract Please note: Non-titled (tutti) string players are listed alphabetically and are seated accordingly to a rotational system.

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