BC Dance Directory: Companies
Canadian and international contemporary ballet.
Emily Molnar, Artistic Director
Professional ballet company that tours British Columbia and Alberta with ‘inno-classical’ repertoire programs.
Simone Orlando, Artistic Director
Canada’s eighth largest ballet company, Ballet Victoria produces four shows and tours BC every season.
Paul Destrooper, Artistic Director
Coastal City Ballet
Pre-professional ballet company performing classical and neo-classical works.
Li Yaming, Artistic Director
Choreography on architecture and in nature as well as stage-based works.
Julia Taffe, Artistic Director
battery opera performance
Produces provocative work that encompasses dance, site-specific theatre, performance art and writing.
Lee Su-Feh, Artistic Director
Body Narratives Collective
A dance-based collective with an interdisciplinary focus.
Meghan Goodman, Julia Carr, Co-Directors
Contemporary dance company grounded in the principles of innovation, artistic integrity and social reflection.
Alvin Erasga Tolentino, Artistic Director
Contemporary dance company whose goal is to introduce innovative and exciting contemporary dance and visual arts to a broad range of audiences.
Kylah Powell, Artistic Director
The Contingency Plan
Contemporary dance collective that commissions, creates and produces innovative new works of live performance.
Jane Osborne, Vanessa Goodman, Co-Artistic Directors
Professional contemporary, modern dance company.
Judith Garay, Artistic Director
The diskordanse Company
Breathes new life into dance as a boundary-breaking performance art.
Nela H, Artistic Director
Donna Redlick Dance
Contemporary dance company.
Donna Redlick, Artistic Director
dumb instrument Dance
A collage of activities performed by dancer/choreographer Ziyian Kwan.
A centre for the research, creation and production of Contact Improvisation and complementary dance practices.
Peter Bingham, Artistic Director
Give Me Brilliance
Contemporary dance theatre company.
Jen Cole, Artistic Director
Known for its versatility, Joe Ink creates provocative, witty and lyrical contemporary dance works.
Joe Laughlin, Artistic Director
Karen Jamieson Dance
Mythic, poetic language through contemporary dance; transcending cultures, languages, histories and traditions. Since 1983.
Karen Jamieson, Artistic Director
Performance work integrating movement, original music, text, and rich visual design.
Crystal Pite, Artistic Director
Kinesis Dance somatheatro
Produces contemporary dance combining live performance with multi-media, text, design, and music.
Paras Terezakis, Artistic Director
Post-butoh company that fuses the aesthetics of East and West.
Jay Hirabayashi, Executive Director
Pre-professional contemporary dance company.
Davi Rodrigues, Artistic Director
Les Productions Figlio
Produces multi-layered dance/theatre works for local, national, international audiences.
Serge Bennathan, Artistic Director
LINK Dance Foundation
Interactive and collaborative dance creation and performance.
Gail Lotenberg, Artistic Director
Merges the spiritual with the theatrical, the sensual with the conceptual.
Delia Brett and Daelik, Co-Artistic Directors
Marta Marta Productions – MMP
Contemporary "style fusion" with the creation of dance, new media and music productions.
Martha Carter, Artistic Director
Provides a forum for research, creation, performance, education, documentation and dissemination of contemporary dance.
Jennifer Mascall, Artistic Director
MOVE: the company
A contemporary dance organization focused on the production of public performances and educational programming.
Joshua Beamish, Artistic Director
Out Innerspace Dance Theatre
Devoted to creating exciting and integral contemporary dance works, pushing beyond traditional aesthetics and form.
David Raymond, Tiffany Tregarthen, Artistic Directors
Contemporary dance company influenced by 'Realismo Magico' and Butoh.
Eduardo Meneses-Olivar and Salome Nieto
the plastic orchid factory
Contemporary ballet company offering performances, live and multimedia installations, movement classes/workshops, discussions and symposia.
James Gnam, Artistic Director
Raven Spirit Dance
Creates, develops and produces dance rooted in traditional and contemporary Aboriginal worldviews.
Michelle Olson, Artistic Director
Dedicated to challenging how contemporary dance can be made, shown and perceived.
Amber Funk Barton, Artistic Director
Original music and dance - contemporary dance and music in an interdisciplinary theatrical context.
Claire French, James Maxwell, Artistic Directors
Shay Kuebler Radical System Art
Contemporary dance company.
Shay Kuebler, Artistic Director
A collaboration-based creation/production company touring urban and contemporary dance works.
Josh Martin, Lisa Gelley
Contemporary dance collective.
Ashley Sweett, Artistic Director
Suddenly Dance Theatre
Importer (presenter) and Exporter (creator) of dance.
David Ferguson, Miles Lowry, Artistic Directors
Tara Cheyenne Performance
Creates highly physical, character-driven performance that uniquely blends movement and text, dance and theatre.
Tara Cheyenne Friedenberg, Artistic Director
Triadic Dance Works
A contemporary collective.
Jenn Edwards, Philippa Myler and Jennifer Aoki, Co-Directors
True North Performance
Project-based company produces original contemporary Vocal Body works.
Catherine Lee, Artistic Director
Valence Movement (dance theatre)
Engaging modern dance that shares ideas and provokes thought to shake up everyday habits.
Jamee Valin, Artistic Director
Employing themes of vision and perception, Vision Impure explores intricacies of human relationships through performance.
Noam Gagnon, Artistic Director
Wen Wei Dance
Creates trans-cultural performances, fusing choreography with stunning visual design and music.
Wen Wei Wang, Artistic Director
Performances of Afro-Brazilian music and dance. Academy provides dance/martial arts Capoeira lessons.
Christianne Odehnal, Manager
Brazilian artform combining martial arts, acrobatics, dance and live music.
Burnaby International Folk Dancers
We learn, teach, and perform folk dances from many cultures, including French Canada.
Jane Kupfer, President
Canadian Swing Champions
Internationally-ranked dancers, choreographers, instructors. West Coast swing, hip hop swing and vintage swing for stage/film.
Tessa Cunningham, Myles Munroe
Chichaklar Dance Group
Azeri folk dances.
Dancers of Damelahamid
Professional Aboriginal dance company with northwest coastal button blanket regalia.
Margaret Grenier, Executive and Artistic Director
Ukrainian folk-stage dance, classical ballet, character dance, partner work. By audition only.
Deb Karras, Artistic Director
Presents the Vancouver International Flamenco Festival and productions that further the evolution of the art form.
Rosario Ancer, Artistic/Executive Director and Victor Kolstee, Musical Director
Forrás Hungarian Folkdance Ensemble
Formed in 1998, continues to share traditional Hungarian dancing with audiences worldwide.
Latin American dance troupe that specializes in modern and traditional dances from all the Americas.
Historical Performance Ensemble
Historical, family shows: Ladies’ Aires and Dances (Baroque concert); Compleat Courtier (participatory Renaissance youth event).
Catherine Lee, Artistic Director
JC Dance Co.
Ballroom dance company that offers exclusive private lessons, as well as performers for various events.
Joel Marasigan & Clara Shih Marasigan, Founders
A cultural performing arts group dedicated to the promotion and preservation of Filipino folk heritage.
Karen Pitkethly, Artistic Director
Lorita Leung Chinese Dance Company
Chinese dance performing group with repertory ranging from classical and folk to contemporary works.
Fusion bellydance company.
Mandala Arts and Culture
Dedicated to producing, developing and presenting the classical Indian dance form bharata natyam.
Jai Govinda, Artistic Director
Mortal Coil Performance Society
Creating imaginative theatre and stilt dance for audiences young and old.
Mozaico Flamenco Dance Theatre
Moving force in the world of Spanish dance for over 30 years.
Nahualli Folklore Society
Traditional Mexican dances. Classes and performances.
Paul Tavai-Latta Polynesian Dancers & Co.
Polynesian dance, music, culture classes, workshops & revues.
Paul Tavai-Latta, Director
Crew of street dancers performing in hip hop and funk styles.
Kim Sato, Director
Royal Scottish Country Dance Society, Vancouver Branch
An aerobic dance form in groups of eight, using Scottish steps, music and patterns.
Promotes Bharata Natyam Indian classical dance through performance and training.
Anusha Fernando, Artistic Director
Spakwus Slolem/Eagle Song Dancers
Traditional Squamish Coast Salish dance presentation involving various masks, ie Eagle-Wolf-Bear-Raven.
Bob Baker, Leader /Co-founder/Spokesperson
Strathcona Chinese Dance Company
Folkloric dance troupe founded in 1973 to promote Chinese dance and culture.
Surrey International Folk Dancing Society
Weekly recreational international folk dancing includes teaching and requests; available to perform in the community.
Dale Adamson, President and Program Coordinator
TapCo and Vancouver Tap Dance Ensemble
Youth and professional tap performance ensembles.
Sas Selfjord, Executive Director
Japanese Classical Dance (nihon buyoh/kabuki odori) performances and classes, dance-theatre creations, site-specific performances, dance and technology.
Colleen Lanki, Artistic Director
Tropak Ukrainian Dance Theatre
Semi-professional Ukrainian dance, refined through the prism of classical ballet technique.
Vancouver Korean Dance Society
Traditional Korean dances under the direction of the artistic director Ms. Vivian Chung.
Min Je Woo, Coordinator
Vancouver Ukrainian Performing Arts Society
Ukrainian choir, dance and orchestra: vibrant and exhilarating mix of classical and traditional folk repertoire.
Deb Karras, Director
Unique in Canada, a Vancouver-based Métis and contemporary dance company dedicated to preservation and innovation.
Yvonne Chartrand, Artistic Director
Walking Bear Productions
Creates, produces, and performs original works spanning the disciplines of dance, theatre, and media arts.
Kristen Lews and David Westcott
Salt Spring Island