Ballet Montreal Junior Company
This is a unique and artistic experience bringing young dancers into direct contact with the creative process and all its different aspects, both human and technical. Participating in the junior company will provide an exceptional apprenticeship in classical ballet.
The junior Company performs in different venues throughout the year, such as: Starlight foundation fundraising event for sick children and the CIBC Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation gala.
Junior company dancers also have the opportunity to work with a range of guest choreographers
throughout the year.
Candidates must request an audition to join the company or be invited by the Artistic Director.
Junior Company members of 19/20 season:
I am a dancer.
I don’t dance because I want to. I dance because I need to.
I tell a story by the movements of my body.
I dance because I get this amazing rhythm of the music.
I dance because it makes me happy.
I am artist and athlete and a dreamer.
I am a dancer.
Dance is a poem where each word is a movement.
Dance is the art of losing yourself but knowing exactly who you are at the same time.
“The dance is over, the applause subsided, but the joy and feeling will stay with you forever.” W.M. Tory
Without labor nothing prospers - Sophocles
When you dance, your purpose is not to get to a certain place on the floor. It’s to enjoy each step along the way - Wayne Dyer
"Where there is no heart, there is no art" -Anna Pavlova
"I don't just dance. I perform. I breathe. I watch the world disappear. I release my feelings. I lead with my heart. I tear down my walls. I stop feeling sad. I lose the pain. I let go. I smile. No, I don't just dance. I do so much more." - Anonymous
Dance for yourself. If someone understands - well, if not - it does not matter, keep doing what you love. -Luis Horst
Jacqueline Van Aelst
Talent and effort are nothing without focus and determination.
My love for dance stems from believing that you should “dance to express, not to impress.” ...dance for yourself.
To dance is to be out of yourself. Larger, more beautiful, more powerful...Great dancers are great because of their passion.
Passion, expression, freedom, joy, beauty, and love - these are the reasons that I dance.
Dance enables you to find yourself and lose yourself at the same time.
When you dance, your purpose is not to get to a certain place on the floor. It’s to enjoy each step along the way.