Associate Artistic Director: Christopher Anderson

Mr. Anderson is extremely excited to be part of the Alberta Ballet Artistic Team after retiring from a lengthy and successful career with Ballet West. His formal training began at the age of 14 in Maryland, under the guidance of Sylvester Campbell and Norma Pera, at the Baltimore School for the Arts. He then went on to attend the SUNY Purchase Conservatory of Dance, studying primarily with Gayle Young, Bettijane Sills, and Rosanna Seravalli...

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Ballet Mistress: Christiana Bennett

Christiana is very excited to join the Artistic Staff as Ballet Mistress at Alberta Ballet. Last season, Christiana danced with Alberta Ballet in their productions of The Nutcracker, Dynamic Directions and Romeo & Juliet. Previous to dancing with Alberta Ballet, Christiana danced with Ballet West for 16 years. There she quickly rose through the ranks and became their leading Principal dancer for 11 seasons...

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Music Director: Peter Dala

Born in Toronto, Mr. Dala studied piano and conducting at England’s Royal College of Music. While in London, he worked at the Royal Ballet School as a repetiteur, which led him to become conductor and pianist of the Basel Ballet in Switzerland in 1984.  He also worked at the International Opera studio, Zurich Opera, Switzerland, where he conducted his first opera, and guest...

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Lighting Design: Pierre Lavoie

Pierre Lavoie has been active in dance since 1982. He began his career in Toronto as a stage manager, then moved to Montréal. For Alberta Ballet, Pierre has designed numerous productions, including Jean Grand-Maître's production of Joni Mitchell's The Fiddle and The Drum, Romeo and Juliet, and Kirk Peterson's Othello. Mmost recently, he designed the lighting for Grand-Maître's...

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