Citie Ballet is art that moves.
As Edmonton’s resident ballet company, Citie Ballet inspires audiences with original works and beautifully remounted pieces. Under the direction of internationally renowned choreographer, Jorden Morris, Citie Ballet is an innovative dance company with 10 highly trained, disciplined dancers. Each season, Citie Ballet presents a vibrant program that includes both modern and classical ballet over the span of three productions at the Timm’s Centre for the Arts.
In addition to an Artistic Director creating stunning and emotional performances, and an Executive Director making day-to-day operational decisions, Citie Ballet has a Board that comprises of four committees: Governance; Finance and Audit; Marketing, Development and Operations; and as well as an Executive. The membership of the Executive Committee is composed of the Chair of the Board and the Chair of the three Committees of the Board. The Executive and Artistic Director report directly to the Board of Directors.
Always dreamed of being a ballet dancer? Pursue a career as a professional ballet dancer with Citie Ballet. Opportunities for dancers to audition in-person are available throughout the year, by appointment, at company classes. Phone 780.472.7774 for more information.
Citie Ballet frequently works with local musicians and artists to bring performances that reflect Edmonton’s collaborative spirit. We are fiercely proud to be part of the vibrant arts and culture community, and to tour, collaborate and partner with various local arts groups throughout the season.
In 1998, a group of concerned ballet enthusiasts, led by Hanne Livingstone (then-owner and artistic director of Edmonton’s Cecchetti Dance Theatre) and Alex McCready, joined together to form a new ballet company. The express purpose and mandate for the company was to offer professional-level training and performing experience for all advanced dancers in Edmonton and surrounding area. An application was made and a charter was obtained for the Citie Ballet Society. A board of directors was formed, with Alex McCready as president and members Hanne Livingstone, Sharon McCready and April Trapp.