Toronto International Ballet Theatre
That’s a wrap!
It has been another successful year at Toronto International Ballet Theatre, one that we couldn’t be more proud of. There’s been a lot of great accomplishments with the company and as we start the beginning of another year, taking a moment to reflect is well deserved.
2017 was the 10th Annual Production of The Nutcracker at TIBT. Performing not only one but two shows at the iconic Sony Centre in Toronto was a triumph in of itself. TIBT’s performance of The Nutcracker has been a community celebration since the first show a decade ago.
This years repertoire was composed, once again, of a dynamic group of individuals from all over the world as well as from the Greater Toronto Area. We take pride in providing a platform for dancers to succeed and challenge themselves, and year after year we are amazed by the level of tenacity and spirit our dancers bring to the stage. And we must not forget, the astounding performance of guest artists, Anastasia Stashkevich and Vyacheslav Lopatin, from the cherished Bolshoi Ballet. It is not everyday that Toronto gets to experience the beauty of true ballet royalty. Bringing these international powerhouses to Toronto provides not only the audience with a grandeur performance but an opportunity for local talent to share the stage in a once in a lifetime production.
None of this would have been possible without the team behind the scenes. We would like to thank all who worked around the clock, pushing the limits and taking the production to new heights. We would also like to thank the dancers for continuing to bring magic to the stage with your aerial and spirited dancing.
And last but certainly not least, we would like to thank our audience. The Ballet Community is not particularly big, but it is devoted. We are pleased to have been able to bring The Nutcracker to life for the 10th year, something we would not have been able to accomplish without the public. Thank you for your continued support and thank you to the first-time showgoers that shared this years unforgettable performance with us.
We can’t wait to see what 2018 has in store for us. But we are ready to go bigger and bolder than ever before, pushing ourselves to be the best we can be. We will continue to be hub for a combination of prized local talent and international professionals. It has been empowering to see such young local dancers grow with us this year. Offering them an opportunity to share the stage with such renowned artists only propels their capabilities further, inspiring them and shaping them into unequivocally distinguishable dancers. This is a fundamental objective at Toronto International Ballet Theatre, one that we are utterly passionate about.
If you would like to be apart of the magic next year, we’d love to hear from you. Please contact us via firstname.lastname@example.org or call 905.731.3808 to learn more about upcoming auditions.
Look out 2018… we’re coming for you!