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
"I believe that dance develops an incredible sense of discipline and perseverance and allows us to explore our artistic side in depth. It gives a sense of balance to life that can't be found anywhere else".
Rebeca Díaz Fino
When you take dancing lessons, you learn steps and you learn steps and you learn steps. It can go on for a long time. And then one day, you just learn to dance, and it is so different. Bill Austin
Without labor nothing prospers - Sophocles
To dance is to be yourself. Larger, more beautiful, more powerful. When I dance, I can enjoy being myself. For me, dancing is more than just moving body parts; it is a pathway of expressing my deepest inner thoughts.
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
Dance is the reflection of your feelings and the way you want to show an audience the sense of life. It acts like the mirror of your soul, or the echo of your biggest emotions. This art makes me feel all sorts of thrills, but mostly liberation. And this said liberty is the key to accomplish your biggest dreams, without any restrictions.
"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
Dancing is a necessity for me just like the air I breathe, nourishment I require, warmth and protection I enjoy and freedom of adventure I seek. It is the state of being I feel most myself in. It is my happy place.
Jacqueline Van Aelst
Talent and effort are nothing without focus and determination.
Lauren Alleyne (Apprentice)
My love for dance stems from believing that you should “dance to express, not to impress.” ...dance for yourself.
Ariel Eluma-Florvil (Apprentice)
“Dance is the purest expression of every emotion, earthly and spiritual” - Anna Pavlova
Alexandra Guerra (Apprentice)
To dance is to be out of yourself. Larger, more beautiful, more powerful...Great dancers are great because of their passion.
Jaya Kakkar (Apprentice)
Passion, expression, freedom, joy, beauty, and love - these are the reasons that I dance.