Performances and Events

2015-16  Performances & Events

Saturday September 19th:  Nikkei National Cultural Centre Awards Evening with members of the VMO

Saturday October 31st: Halloween Event for the Social Concierge

Saturday 14th November: 7.30pm /Sunday 15th November 4pm “PLATFORM PERFORMANCE SERIES” with guest International choreographers

Twelve destined, determined & driven young dancers dare to take the stage!

With choreography by Clare Guss-West (Zurich), Candice Michelle Franklin (New York), Rachael Poirier (Vancouver), Stephana Arnold (Choreographer-in-Residence) and Astrid Sherman (Artistic Director)

Featuring Music by Composer-in-residence Michael Conway Baker (OBC), Violinist, Janna Sailor and Harpist, Albertina Chan.

Venue: Kay Meek;  TICKETS:

Saturday November 28th: WOZA AFRIKAwith Education without Borders & Anne Mortifee

Venue & Time: Kay Meek, 7.30pm   TICKETS: 

Fri December 4th and Saturday December 5th with Pandoras Vox & Espiritu

Venue: Kay Meek

Saturday December 12th: “Youth 4 YULE” with the  Lions Gate Sinfonia Youth Orchestra

Venue & Time: Kay Meek, 7.30pm

Saturday December 19:  with the Lions Gate Sinfonia Orchestra

Venue: Centennial Theatre

January 12thh 16th  Vienna International Ballet Experience in Missoula Montana TBA

March: Europe Audition & Performance Tour

Saturday 28th May: “Pro Arte Gala” with Pro Arte Centre’s choreographers

Venue & Time: Kay Meek,  7.30 pm


2014-15  Performances & Events

November 6th  Kay Meek 10th Anniversary

Pro Arte’s CatchingART, Advanced and Intermediate Pre Professional Programs perform with other guest groups from the North Shore theatre community to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the Kay Meek.

The Platform Performance Series

“Woza CatchingART”

 Woza is the Zulu word for come, as in,  Come you’re going to enjoy this!

So come enjoy this dynamic performance by the gifted award winning young dancers of Pro Arte’s CatchingART Contemporary Ballet Theatre with choreography by Charla Genn (Juilliard, New York); Alex Ossadnik (Ballet Pro Musica, Ballet Idaho), Megan Walker-Straight (Original Cunningham Company dancer, SFU Faculty), Stephana Arnold (CatchingArt choreographer-in–residence), and, Astrid Sherman (Artistic Director).  Music is by Pro Arte’s Composer-in-Residence Michael Conway Baker (OBC).

Guest Performances by Coastal City Ballet and collaborations with storyteller Cecil Hershler and musicians Maneo Mahale and Gabriel White

Where: Kay Meek Theatre, West Vancouver

Saturday November 15th  7.30pm “Education without Borders”  WOZA fundraiser

All Tickets $40 Each ticket price includes a grant to the scholarship fund supporting emerging dancers from the townships sponsored by Education without Borders Projects in South Africa.   With reception to follow.

Sunday November 16th 5.30pm “The Platform Society” presents Woza CatchingART

All ticket $20

Tix: Kay Meek Box Office

December 7th “Youth 4 Yule” with the LGSYO at the Kay Meek

December Nutcracker Suite at Capilano Mall and other fundraising events

April 11th  with the Lions Gate Sinfonia at the Centennial Theatre

May 8th Pro Arte Upper School Gala at the Kay Meek

May: The Vancouver Cherry Blossom Festival with members of the VMO

Europe Tour with Yarilo Music: Zurich (May 19th)/ & Sofia (May 26 /27)

June: The Vancouver Yokohama Golden Jubilee with members of the VMO

August: The Taiwanese Festival with the VMO


2014 Feb – May Performances & Events

Saturday February 22nd: Backstage Youth “A Night of Stars Gala”

Sunday March 30th : NVSD Japanese Band Performance, Centennial Theatre

Sunday April 6th : South African Film Festival

Sunday April 13th: Arts Umbrella Community Performance

Tuesday April 29th: EWB Johnny Clegg Pre-Show: Kay Meek Theatre

Saturday May 24th : Pro Arte Gala

Tuesday May 27th : With Yarilo Music @ the Orpheum Annex


2013 Nov- Dec Performances & Events

The Platform Performance Series

November 16th 7.30pm  & 17th  6.00pm 2013

Venue: Kay Meek Theatre, West Vancouver

Showcasing the dynamic and incredible range of our talented young teenage artists who have graced the International stages and  been awarded at the Genee International in Scotland, Tanzolmp in Berlin, New York City Dance Alliance and Youth America Grand Prix.


  • The upcoming performance will showcase the talents of this dynamic young group with pieces from The Nutcracker and Swan Lake, Phantom of the Ballet (a new composition by Michael Conway Baker, OBC and North Shore resident) performed by the brilliant piano duo of Jane Hayes & Anna Levy;  as well as new works by guest choreographers: West Vancouver’s Megan Walker Straight, National Ballet of Canada’s Stephana Arnold, and Vancouver’s Susanne Ouellette and Amber Funk Barton.  These choreographers are all well known in the local community for their award winning works.

Tix: Kay Meek Box Office

  • Saturday Opening Gala & Post Performance Reception $25
  • Sunday Performance $15 

 With Pandoras Vox

Friday December 6th 8pm/Saturday December 7th 2pm & 7pm

Pandora’s Vox and Espiritu Vocal Ensemble present their annual Christmas concert.  A dazzling array of seasonal songs to warm the heart and lift the spirits along with the CatchingART dancers.

Location: Kay Meek Centre, 1700 Mathers Ave. West Vancouver

With the Lions Gate Sinfonia

Saturday December 21st  2013

Venue: Centennial Theatre, North Vancouver


2012/13 past performances:

May 26th 2013 Pro Arte Gala

Venue: Kay Meek Centre, West Vancouver

Friday May 10th with Yarilow  Contemporary Music Society  


Where: Orpheum Annex

February 17-21 2013 Tanzolymp Dance Festival Germany

Dec 15th 2012 North Shore Sinfonia

Venue: Centennial Theatre, North Vancouver

With Pandora’s Vox Friday Dec 7th 8pm & Saturday December 8th 2pm/8pm 2012

Venue: Kay Meek Theatre

Saturday November 24th 2012: Education without Borders Gala

A Toast For Hope 2012

  • The event will feature wine tasting and appetizers, a live wine auction, and dance performances by CatchingART Contemporary Ballet Theatre, with choreography by Astrid Sherman.
  • Also, Fred Lee, of CBC Radio, the Vancouver Courier and Province, as our emcee and auctioneer for the evening.
  • All proceeds will go to support EwB’s educational projects in Gugulethu and the surrounding townships on the outskirts of Cape Town, South Africa.

Where: BMO Great Hall at VanDusen Gardens, 5251 Oak Street

When: Saturday November 24th 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Tickets: $45

Saturday November 17th 2012 CatchingART Premiere

presented by The Platform & Capilano Mall 

Venue: Kay Meek Theatre, West Vancouver

Tickets: $15  Kay Meek Box Office

The performance will demonstrate the dynamic and incredible range of our young artists, featuring

  • compositions from  Pro Arte Centre’s composer-in-residence, North Vancouver’s Michael Conway Baker (OBC) with professional guest musicians.
  • North Shore’s Pandora’s Vox, the celebrated local vocal ensemble guesting with the dancers.
  • selections from Classical Repertoire from Le CorsaireSwan Lake and The Nutcracker
  • new choreography by Astrid Sherman and Stephana Arnold

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