I am 16 years old, from Qualicum Beach where I have danced at the Qualicum Beach School of Dance for the past 13 years. I dance 6 days a week and sometimes 7. It iS my favourite thing to do. I also enjoy photography as a hobby on the side of dance as my full time priority. I wish to pursue dance as a career and travel the world while doing so.
My name is Emma. I am 13 years old and have been dancing at Kirkwood Academy for 10 years. This will be my second year dancing with NCB and I love it! I find NCB very fun and I have learned a lot about dance from Miss Chantelle and the guest teachers.
This past summer I have been dancing with Victoria Academy of Ballet in their summer intensive and I have learned so much and I loved it.
Two years in a row I have been picked to go to Provincials and last year I came in second.
Garnet enjoys exploring all genres of dance but if she had to pick a favourite it would be contemporary . The stage has a very special place in Garnet’s heart and is a somewhere she feels she can express herself the best. Garnet is very excited and grateful to be apart of the second season of NCB and can’t wait to perform with the group in January!
Hunter has been dancing since she was 6 years old. She is presently dancing at Kirkwood Academy of Performing Arts and is a part of KAPP – Kirkwood’s pre-professional dance program.
Hunter has spent the last couple of summers improving her ballet and contemporary training through summer intensives at Victoria Academy of Ballet and Arts Umbrella. She is passionate about dance and enjoys the intense hard work it takes to improve as a dancer.
NCB has given her this opportunity through its regular rehearsals and amazing guest artists. Hunter looks forward to another incredible year of classical and conte training.
I have also enjoyed training in the summers with various professional schools including the School of Alberta Ballet (2014), Joffrey West LA (2015), Joffrey NYC (2016) and most recently, the Joffrey contemporary ballet intensive in San Francisco (2017).
I am so excited to see what dance opportunities lie ahead of me and am honoured to be a part of NCB once again.
Hobbies: Dance and Fashion
I have been dancing since I was two years old. I started at Kirkwood Academy. I attended Kirkwood Day Program for three years as well as Summer Intensives at Goh Ballet, Pro Arte Ballet Academy, Nanaimo Contemporary Ballet, and most recently Harbour Dance Centre in Vancouver. When I dance, I forget about everything and feel like I can truly express myself. My favorite part of dance are the few seconds before a performance, when my adrenaline starts pumping. I am so excited for our second season of NCB.
Rachel has attended the Josh Beamish “Move” summer intensive in 2016 and the Arts Umbrella international summer intensive in 2017. Rachel also travelled to Disneyland to dance in 2014 and to New York to dance in 2017 with Dance the Magic summer programs.
Rachel can’t wait to return to NCB for her second year so she can pursue her passion for contemporary dance and further improve her artistry and technique.
Kaelin’s favourite genres of dance are contemporary, modern and ballet. She also loves being exposed to a wide variety of styles of dance including African, Tap and Jazz.
Bio coming soon.
Natalie looks forward to her first season with Nanaimo Contemporary Ballet.
Stella’s love and passion for dance has grown over the past 10 years that she has been dancing at Kirkwood.