• Calgary / Feb 18
  • Calgary / Mar 19
  • Calgary / Apr 14

Join Alberta Ballet in a series of evening lectures that take a closer look at the inner workings of ballet.  Join Alberta Ballet's artistic and production team for entertaining and informative discussions on what it takes to produce a ballet production, as well as more insights into the world of dance.  Learn about the choreography, the dancers, the music, and more!  Discover the fascinating facts about ballet and what’s REALLY involved in making a successful production happen.

Alberta Ballet is excited to announce the return of the Speaker Series program to accompany the remainder of the 2013-2014 Season.

These evening sessions include a Q & A session with the people behind the scenes from various areas of the art of ballet and allow you to get even closer to Alberta Ballet than ever before.


Ailey II
February 18 | 7:00 PM | Alberta Ballet Studio B | $25

Come for an in-depth conversation with Troy Powell, Ailey II's Artistic Director, to find out more about the guest company gracing the Alberta Ballet stage the weekend after this session.  


On Stage at Giselle
March 19 | 5:00 PM | Southern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium | $45
This unique session includes an on-stage tour as Alberta Ballet prepares for its presentation of Giselle, a behind the scenes look at the backstage elements of the production, and an opportunity to watch the dress rehearsal following the session with Harry Paterson, Alberta Ballet's Director of Production & Touring. 


Designing Ballet
April 14 | 7:00 PM | Alberta Ballet Studio B | $25

Meet Alberta Ballet's Resident Lighting Designer Pierre Lavoie, who has worked on productions including Love Lies Bleeding, Balletlujah!, The Nutcracker, and Mozart's Requiem. Find out how lighting design is an integral part of a ballet production and the creative process behind it.


Get your Speaker Series tickets

Single tickets for each speaker series are available individually by calling our box office at 403.245.4549 or through our website.

Space for all sessions is limited to 40 people, so get your tickets as soon as possible.