A teenage pop star with the Hong Kong band Fundamental, William Yong turned dancer at age sixteen. A member of the premiere cast of Mathhew Bourne’s all-male Swan Lake, Yong moved to Canada to be with his family and then danced for Toronto Dance Theatre. He is now working as an independent dancer and choreographer and has started his own company, zata omm.
Winner of the 2006 Clifford E. Lee Choreography Award, Ballet BC dancer Simone Orlando found her way to choreography through a study of visual art. However, she counts her performance experience as part of her training, having danced in works by Cranko, Balanchine and Kudelka among others.
Train and rest, work and play. It’s all in the balance when it comes to summer dance study. Whatever your situation, in terms of finances, location and length of break, options exist to ensure you’re ready to return in top form when the school year or the season begins.
New director for Dancemakers [Michael Trent]; Canadian choreographer wins German prize [Christina Medina]; RWB dancers ruled independent contractors; Dance film named best Canadian work; New name for Victoria Dance Series; Works collected on film for Ottawa school; Anik Bissonnette to leave Les Grands; Beyond our borders