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William Yong

Teen Pop Star Turned Dancer
By Seika Boye

A teenage pop star with the Hong Kong band Fundamental, William Yong turned dancer at age sixteen. A member of the premiere cast of Mathhew Bourne’s all-male Swan Lake, Yong moved to Canada to be with his family and then danced for Toronto Dance Theatre. He is now working as an independent dancer and choreographer and has started his own company, zata omm.

Deconstructing, Reconstructing

Simone Orlando's Choreographic Path
By Simone Orlando

Winner of the 2006 Clifford E. Lee Choreography Award, Ballet BC dancer Simone Orlando found her way to choreography through a study of visual art. However, she counts her performance experience as part of her training, having danced in works by Cranko, Balanchine and Kudelka among others.

Summer Study

Train & Rest, Work & Play

Train and rest, work and play. It’s all in the balance when it comes to summer dance study. Whatever your situation, in terms of finances, location and length of break, options exist to ensure you’re ready to return in top form when the school year or the season begins.

Order and Chaos

Lynda Gaudreau
By Guylaine Massoutre

Recently named artistic advisor for the new international dance and theatre festival in Montréal, choreographer Lynda Gaudreau approaches her craft as an exacting movement scientist.



By Megan Andrews

It’s our birthday! 8 years in print

Making Waves

By Megan Andrews

Grant Strate is a Choreographer at Heart

Dance Data

How does dance measure up? (Percent of earnings from non-dance income)


By Seika Boye

Peggy Reddin, co-founder and director of the youth training program dance umbrella and director of dance development at the Confederation Centre of the Arts in Charlottetown, PEI

Marking Time

By Amy Bowring

Canada’s National Choreographic Seminars; Grant Strate

Short Waves

By Susan Kendal

New director for Dancemakers [Michael Trent]; Canadian choreographer wins German prize [Christina Medina]; RWB dancers ruled independent contractors; Dance film named best Canadian work; New name for Victoria Dance Series; Works collected on film for Ottawa school; Anik Bissonnette to leave Les Grands; Beyond our borders

Expert Advice

On Auditioning for Contemporary Dance Productions

In The Wings

By Seika Boye

Lucy May, in her final year of the professional training program at Les ateliers de danse moderne de Montréal Inc. (LADMMI)

Website of the Month

Dance Victoria: www.dancevictoria.com

Vantage Point

By Shannon Litzenberger

Talking the Talk: Gearing Up for the Canada Dance Festival

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