*Please Note: the Master Class is now FULL.
To register for the GKA Auditions at 12:30 on the 17th, please pre-register online at the 2013 Gelsey Kirkland Academy of Classical Ballet website.
Master Class: April 2012
The Vancouver Ballet Society proudly presented a Special Master Class with Johnny W. Chang, the Senior Ballet Master of Canada’s Royal Winnipeg Ballet. The class was for Intermediate and Senior Level students. It was a great success.
Johnny W. Chang, Formerly known as Zhang Wei-Qiang, from the People’s Republic of China, Johnny W. Chang, joined the Royal Winnipeg Ballet as Principal Dancer in January 1992 for the Company’s 1999/00 season. He became a Resident Guest Artist in order to devote more time to international guest appearances for the next three seasons. Before joining the RWB, Chang was a freelance guest artist in Japan and Asia for five years. Formerly a principal dancer with the National Ballet of China, Chang toured with the NBC to the US, the UK and Russia. He was also a principal dancer with the Beijing Dance Academy Ballet Company from 1981-84, where he also trained, graduating with top honours in 1979.
Past Master Class Faculty
The National Ballet of Cuba, Evelyn Hart, Celine Gittens, Anna Marie Holmes, Bruce Wells and Rex Harrington.