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''Hope enters spotlight for jeopardized Ballet Kelowna''



Marsha Lederman

The Globe and Mail

Last updated Friday, Feb. 08 2013, 12:42 PM EST


Ballet Kelowna dancers Mikael Montminy and Tiffany Bilodeau in D.A. Hoskins’ ballet A Lark Ascending. (Glenna Turnbull)

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« Les premiers pas… de danse ».

Manon Toupin, La Nouvelle, octobre 2011.

''DANCER IMPRESSIVE Mikael Montminy of Victoriaville, Quebec began his dance studies in 1996 in Charlesbourg, Quebec and continued his training in Victoriaville, Quebec City and Calgary. This is his first year with the Kelowna Ballet.''
Williams Lake Tribune, B.C., Published: February 27, 2009

Ballet Kelowna makes it to the cover of Okanagan Life's Best of the Okanagan issue November 2009 ... and what a thrill it is for us!  We were given an Editors' Choice for 'Best Dancers on Tippy-Toes".  Here is what Associate Editor Karen Slivar had to say about us: "I was taken aback by the ballet performance I saw this fall ... when Ballet Kelowna's dance troupe took to the stage I was immediately struck by their grace and energy." 

Read the article on the Editors' Choices here (there is also a great feature on Candesca) and check out the fabulous cover here.  Big thank you to Glenna Turnbull for her awesome photographs - she really captures the dancers so beautifully.  Check out Okanagan Life and the full issue at


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Credit Photo: Glenna Turnbull



Salmon Arm Observer, B.C., Published: September 30, 2008 6:00 PMUpdated: October 01, 2008 11:55 AM


Negotiating Shifts is a provocative piece that was born out of Gioconda’s desire to gather all of the Ballet Kelowna dancers together, have them learn to trust each other and to dance as an integrated and intimate company, yet still reflect their own individual dance experiences and style. 


Credit Photo: Glenna Turnbull

In flight: Mikael Montminy, one of Ballet Kelowna’s exciting new dancers, will appear on stage at the SASCU
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