Vision & History
Founded by former National Ballet of Canada dancer and renowned choreographer Roberto Campanella, ProArteDanza is a new, unique, visionary dance company, created to showcase the best choreographers and dancers from both ballet and modern dance backgrounds. The fusion of two such diverse disciplines celebrates the vibrant potency of both and demonstrates that choreography can bridge the common divide between each art form.
Through its unique fusion of ballet and modern dance, ProArteDanza offers established dancers the opportunity to continue to share their artistry and inspire younger artists by providing a platform that crosses the boundaries of technical skill and artistic expression. Mixing generations, disciplines and artistic visions allows the company to build a new, cohesive and inclusive world for many dancers, and to develop audiences for both ballet and modern dance.
In 2004, ProArteDanza brought together some of Canada’s best dancers and choreographers, in three sold-out and critically acclaimed shows in Hamilton and Toronto. Canadian ballet stars Rex Harrington and Evelyn Hart led a spectacular roster of ballet and modern dancers in an evening of choreography, which included works by Roberto Campanella, Robert Glumbek and James Kudelka.
ProArteDanza has presented works with some of the country’s best talent including Martine lamy, Stephanie Hutchinson, Robert Glumbek, Mario Radocovsky, Danielle Denichaud and Evelyn Hart. In 2006 they were the first Canadian dance company to present world renowned choreographer Kevin O’Day. In 2010 ProArteDanza won the Dora Mavor Moore Award for Outstanding Choreography for …in between… .
Since their first showcase ProArteDanza is where Torontonians have come to expect some of the world’s most cutting edge and highly respected companies.