Founded in the fall of 2011, Coastal City Ballet is a repertory ballet company, based in the beautiful city of Vancouver, BC Canada, that provides performance opportunities for emerging dancers, both Canadian and international. The repertoire of Coastal City Ballet ranges from commissioned works in contemporary and classical ballet, to the development of story ballets. Company members maintain a daily schedule similar to that of a professional ballet company with daily class, rehearsals and scheduled performances. Coastal City Ballet is dedicated to providing dance to the Greater Vancouver area and throughout British Columbia, as well as the possibility of both Canadian and international tours.
Since its inaugural season, Coastal City Ballet has successfully presented ten productions to audiences in greater Vancouver and Regina, Saskatchewan. Productions performed include Coastal City Ballet’s first original story ballet “Hansel and Gretel” (2012), “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” (2013), “Coppelia” (2014), "Cinderella" (2015), and "Swan Lake" (2016), the staging of classical excerpts such as "Paquita" (2011), "Swan Lake Act II" (2012), "Les Sylphides" (2013), and "Don Quixote's Dream" (2014), as well as commissioned world premieres by Wen Wei Wang, Joshua Beamish, Erica Trivett, Farley Johansson and Artistic Director, Li Yaming, among others.
Led by Artistic Director Li Yaming, the artistic staff of Coastal City Ballet is comprised of experienced dance professionals who have worked throughout North America, Europe and Asia. Coastal City Ballet is honored to have Johnny W. Chang of Canada’s Royal Winnipeg Ballet, Sharon Story of Atlanta Ballet, and Kathryn Warakomsky of Texas Ballet Theatre, among others, on its Artistic Advisory Committee.
Pacific DanceArts is a ballet school located in Vancouver, BC, Canada and is home to the Half-Day Intensive Training program and Coastal City Ballet. As a program of Pacific DanceArts, Coastal City Ballet strives to provide much needed performance experience while offering guidance to young dancers exploring career possibilities within the field of dance.
Coastal City Ballet is a young and vibrant repertory ballet company, with members originating from five continents and from countries including Canada, Australia, Japan, China, Argentina, Brazil, South Korea, Czech Republic, Mexico, Norway, the UK and the United States.
Coastal City Ballet is actively seeking talented ballet dancers with strong classical training for its company at all times. To learn more about audition opportunites please visit our audition page.