Choreographer: Stephanie Ballard
Photographer: Rodney S Braun


The Junior Program provides an excellent preparation for the Senior Professional Program. The Senior Professional Program of The School of Contemporary Dancers is recognized as a national arts training centre by the government of Canada and is funded by Canadian Heritage, the Manitoba Arts Council and the Winnipeg Arts Council. Graduates are performing with renowned companies and choreographers across the country. The Senior Professional Program is affiliated with the University of Winnipeg and leads to a B.A. Honours in Dance.

The Junior Program is geared toward middle school and high school students and others, who are studying at an intermediate level of training. Admission to the Program is by audition. The Program is ideal for students who have a special interest in contemporary dance performance, including those who may wish to become professional contemporary dancers.

The School focuses on developing dancers that are technically strong and artistically dynamic and open. To achieve this, our objective is to provide an individual approach to training each dancer. We also seek to instill a respect for the importance of the artistic work and for all participants.

The School of Contemporary Dancers is located on Treaty 1 Territory, on the ancestral lands of the Anishinaabeg, Cree, Oji-Cree, Dakota and Dene Peoples and in the homeland of the Métis Nation. We offer our respect and gratitude to the traditional caretakers of this land.

The School of Contemporary Dancers
Co-Directors: Odette Heyn, C.M. and Faye Thomson, C.M.
For further information please contact:

The Professional Program
Contact Person: Hillary Smith
Administrative Manager
104 – 211 Bannatyne Avenue
Winnipeg, Manitoba, R3B 3P2
Telephone: (204) 452-1239