Wendy Wright

Ballet Teacher

Wendy Wright graduated from Canada's National Ballet School and was also a scholarship student with the Royal Winnipeg Ballet School.

Upon completion of her studies, Ms. Wright launched her professional career with Les Grands Ballets Canadiens and rose quickly through the ranks becoming a first soloist. Dancing with Les Grands Ballets afforded Ms. Wright the opportunity to perform in many popular ballets such as Swan Lake, Giselle, Romeo and Juliet, The Nutcracker, Les Sylphides, Lilac Garden and Graduation Ball.

Ms. Wright is particularly fond of the works of George Balanchine and performed in Serenade, Rubies, Concerto Barocco, The Four Temperaments, Theme and Variations, Divertimento 15 and Allegro Brillante. She also had the opportunity to work in New York personally with renowned choreographers Lar Lubovitch and Paul Taylor.

Upon retirement from the stage, Ms. Wright studied teaching techniques with Daniel Sellier of the Paris Opera and later became his assistant. She was subsequently hired as a faculty member of The School of Les Grands Ballets Canadiens.

As the former Ballet Mistress of Alberta Ballet, Ms. Wright has worked closely with the Artistic Director Jean Grand Maitre on his Carmen and assisted Magdelana Popa, the Senior Ballet Mistress of The National Ballet of Canada in setting Sleeping Beauty Act 3 for Alberta Ballet.

She also set and staged Allegro Brillante along with Edmund Stripe, Artistic Director, School of Alberta Ballet. Over the years, Ms. Wright has set and staged the children’s roles in Alberta Ballet’s productions of The Nutcracker and A Midsummer’s Night Dream.

Ms. Wright has spent the last 33 years teaching and coaching ballet students of all ages across Canada - many of her students who are now dancing professionally in companies around the world - but returns to the School of Alberta Ballet's faculty in 2015.

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