Royal Winnipeg Ballet School congratulates 2011 professional division grads

June 6, 2011

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RWB congratulates 2011 professional division grads                                                                                         

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Winnipeg, Manitoba (June 6, 2011) – Canada’s Royal Winnipeg Ballet School Professional Division celebrated the remarkable accomplishment of its graduating class of 2011 this past Saturday. The successful graduates included 10 dancers from the Ballet Academic Program and one Teacher Training Program student, many of whom have relocated from all across North America and as far away as Japan and the United Kingdom to train at the world renowned school. Graduating from these demanding programs is an impressive feat in the young lives of these highly motivated students.

In addition to the proud family, friends and faculty, the RWB School was pleased to welcome Jean Giguère, Past Chair RWB Board of Directors as commencement speaker. The celebration also included a congratulatory message from The Honourable Flor Marcelino, Manitoba Minister of Culture, Heritage & Tourism and a moving program of short works performed by the graduates and other Professional Division students.

Canada’s Royal Winnipeg Ballet would like to congratulate the following RWB School Professional Division graduates for their hard work and dedication:

Ballet Academic Program

Colby McGovern

Grand Prairie, Alberta

Victoria Clerico

Natick, Massachusetts

Kurt Werner

Shelburne, Ontario

Keigo Nozaki

Kobe, Japan

Katie Bonnell

Oakville, Ontario

Lydia Redpath

Newcastle Upon Tyne, United Kingdom

Philippe Larouche

Laval, Quebéc

Manami Tsubai

Osaka, Japan

Natalia Perkovic

Nanaimo, British Columbia

Alia Tahiri

Delavan, Wisconsin

Teacher Training Program

Marilee Schroeder

Winnipeg, Manitoba


Internationally recognized as a centre of excellence in dance, Canada’s Royal Winnipeg Ballet School is a respected training institution for talented students aspiring to become dance professionals. Countless RWB School graduates go on to have an influence on the world of dance as dancers, teachers, choreographers, directors, designers and arts administrators.

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One Response to “Royal Winnipeg Ballet School congratulates 2011 professional division grads”

  1. Audrey Allure Says:

    Awesome; congrats to them!