Ms. Anik Bissonnette, Artistic Director of L’École supérieure de ballet du Québec, recently returned from the Assemblé Internationale with the firm conviction that L’École supérieure is among the world’s elite classical dance schools, both academically and artistically.more
Held in Toronto from April 28 to May 4 and staged for the second time by Canada’s National Ballet School, the event played host to students and artistic staff from 18 ballet schools from various corners of the globe, all of which offer international-calibre professional training.
“By watching our students dance alongside students from the top schools, I could see that our teaching is definitely headed in the right direction,” said Ms. Bissonnette, back on terra firma in Montreal. “We were able to impress a highly knowledgeable audience with our choice of choreography – a pas de deux by James Gregg created especially for the occasion and set to music by Vivaldi, recomposed.”
This week-long schedule of shows, continuing professional development activities and discussions enabled L’École supérieure to forge ties with the other major schools in Canada.
“A richly deserved word of thanks goes out to Mavis Staines, Artistic Director of Canada’s National Ballet School, for doing an excellent job of organizing this event. From every standpoint, this international gathering was fantastic,” added Ms. Bissonnette.
For its debut participation in the Assemblée Internationale, L’École supérieure de ballet du Québec received financial support from two generous donors, Linda Dagg and Kenneth Wiener.