Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Royal Winnipeg Ballet

Did you know Canada.. The Royal Winnipeg Ballet, is Canada's oldest ballet company! It is also the longest continuously operating ballet company in North America.

Founded in 1939 by Gweneth Lloyd and Betty Farrally it was first known as the Winnipeg Ballet Club. In 1953, the Company received its royal title, the first granted under the reign of Queen Elizabeth II!

Notable dancers associated with the Royal Winnipeg Ballet include Evelyn Hart and Mikhail Baryshnikov.

Source: rwb.org, Wikipedia

1 comment:

  1. Great idea for a blog. I'm going to have to brush up on my facts!

    Found you on the Canadian Blog Hop.


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