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Goh Ballet Youth Company

Discipline: Dance
Homebase: Vancouver
Regions Available: Lower Mainland, Fraser Valley &, Howe Sound, Vancouver Island Lower, Vancouver Island Mid, Vancouver Island North, Interior, North, Remote, Kootenays
Languages: English, Mandarin

Established in 1978, the Goh Ballet Academy is recognized internationally for its high calibre ballet training and performances, preparing students for a flourishing career in the field of dance. The Goh Ballet was founded by Choo Chiat Goh and Lin Yee Goh and is now under the direction of Chan Hon Goh, Prima Ballerina of the National Ballet of Canada. The Academy introduces new interpretations of classic full–length productions, nurtures and cultivates award–winning aspiring dancers and commissions new works by some of the world’s most renowned and sought–after choreographers. The Goh Ballet Youth Company has received international acclaim as one of Canada’s leading professional youth ballet organizations, giving rise to young talent, propelling them from academic training to successful careers with its graduates filling the ranks of world–renowned ballet companies. This recognition has enabled the Goh Ballet to offer invaluable opportunities for students to perform internationally, work with professional dancers, and represent Canada around the globe as ambassadors for Canadian dance and arts culture.


Discover Dance

School Year: 22-23
Discipline: Dance
Offered Languages: English
Grade Suitability: K - 12
Duration: 60 minutes
Capacity: 1000
Tech Requirements: PA system & a microphone
Available Formats: In Person

Lower Mainland
Fraser Valley & Howe Sound
Vancouver Island Lower
Vancouver Island Mid
Vancouver Island North

Dance has been an intricate part of civilization since before ancient Egypt. Dance is a cultural expression which reflects the society in which it exists. Every gesture and move has its own history and cultural derivation. Dance is an evolving language. Dance connects us to one another through unity, trust and understanding. No matter your race, ethnicity, language or culture, dance has always and will always be a common thread for human beings to communicate without saying a word. Discover dance with Goh Ballet’s Youth Company, transcending audiences through time and space as they unravel the development of dance. Paying homage to cultural inspirations that have influenced the world of dance and many of the famous classical ballets. From the Italian renaissances era where the seeds of ballet began to the great North American choreographers who challenged the old-world technique with new innovative creations. A reverence to the future, where dance will continue to celebrate diversity with respect, representation, and inspiration to learn from one another bringing styles and genres together, uniting us as one. Through a guided interactive performance, audiences will enjoy an array of dances and opportunities to join us on stage to learn to dance. Discover Dance features classical repertoire from iconic ballets; modern creations inspired by legendary choreographers; and innovative fusion creations, all brought to life through movement, music, costumes, and storytelling.

Testimonials & Reviews

The Goh Ballet Academy has played a major role in the promotion of classical ballet in Vancouver. Their programs have inspired students, teachers and choreographers alike, who have gone on to have successful careers in their chosen fields. Through their various outreach programs, the Academy has brought a love of dance and movement to countless children and adults in their community. Karen Kain, C.C. , Artistic Director, National Ballet of Canada
I have known Goh Ballet for decades and have seen what a difference they have made to dance not only in Canada but also in the world. Reid Anderson, Artistic Director, Stuttgart Ballet
Despite international recognition, the Goh Academy is about community first. Northshore News

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