Health and Wellness Workshop for High School Students

February 27, 2018

March 1, 2018

For a second year, The National Ballet of Canada invites high school students for a hands-on workshop, performance and backstage tour as part of the Ministry of Education’s Specialist High Skills Major programme on March 1, 2018. This year, the National Ballet will conduct practicums for students that will introduce and provide insight into the skills required to work in the Health and Wellness industry at a major arts company.

Grade 11 and 12 students will attend an interactive workshop at the Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts that provides them with insight into a career in the health and wellness sector in a performing arts organization. The workshop will be led by Company Athletic Therapist Paul Papoutsakis and Resident Pilates Teacher and former soloist Je-an Salas. The students will be given a certificate upon completion.

Following the workshops, students will attend Made in Canada at 2:00 pm which features a trio of ballets by three acclaimed Canadian choreographers: James Kudelka’s The Four Seasons, Crystal Pite’s Emergence and Robert Binet’s The Dreamers Ever Leave You. Students will also be given a backstage tour of the Four Seasons Centre.

Participating in the workshops are students from three high schools from two school boards: Dante Alighieri Academy and Loretto College School from the Toronto Catholic District School Board and Nottawasaga Pines Secondary School from the Simcoe County District School Board.

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Thomson Reuters presents Made in Canada.

Lead philanthropic support for The Dreamers Ever Leave You is provided by The Volunteer Committee of The National Ballet of Canada and The Producers’ Circle.

The Producers’ Circle: Gail & Mark Appel, John & Claudine Bailey, Inger Bartlett & Marshal Stearns, Susanne Boyce & Brendan Mullen, Gail Drummond & Bob Dorrance, The Thor E. and Nicole Eaton Family Charitable Foundation, Sandra Faire & Ivan Fecan, Kevin & Roger Garland, Emmanuelle Gattuso, C.M. and Allan Slaight, C.M., Ira Gluskin & Maxine Granovsky Gluskin, The William & Nona Heaslip Foundation, Rosamond Ivey, Hal Jackman Foundation, Anna McCowan-Johnson & Donald K. Johnson, O.C., Judy Korthals & Peter Irwin, Judith & Robert Lawrie, Mona & Harvey Levenstein, Jerry & Joan Lozinski, The Honourable Margaret Norrie McCain, C.C., Julie Medland, Sandra Pitblado & Jim Pitblado, C.M., Lynda & Jonas Prince, Susan Scace & Arthur Scace, C.M., Q.C., Gerald Sheff & Shanitha Kachan, Sandra Simpson and Noreen Taylor, C.M. & David Staines, C.M., O.Ont.

The Four Seasons is a gift from The Volunteer Committee, The National Ballet of Canada.

Emergence is generously supported by Gail Hutchison.

The National Ballet of Canada gratefully acknowledges the ongoing support of the Canada Council for the Arts; the Ontario Arts Council; the City of Toronto through the Economic Development & Culture Department; the Government of Canada РDepartment of Canadian Heritage, through the Honourable M̩lanie Joly, Minister of Canadian Heritage; and the Government of Ontario through The Honourable Daiene Vernile, Minister of Tourism, Culture and Sport.

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