Beverley Bagg (PACT Ballet Company, Ballet BC, Alberta Ballet)
Professional Program Classical Ballet, Coaching and Rehabilitation from Injury
Artistic Staff at Ballet BC. International guest teacher.
Canadian Tutor for Progressive Ballet Technique.
Jury Member for Ballet Beyond Borders International Ballet Competition.
Ms. Bagg began her training in both RAD and Cechetti in Johannesburg, South Africa, and has transitioned from a dancer into a master teacher. She was accepted at the Royal Ballet School in London, England, and danced soloist and principal roles with the PACT Ballet Company in South Africa for 15 years. Among the roles she performed were Bluebird and Princess Aurora from The Sleeping Beauty, Odette/Odile from Swan Lake, the Sugar Plum Fairy in The Nutcracker, Swanhilda in Coppélia, Juliet in Romeo and Juliet, Giselle in Giselle, Kitri in Nureyev’s production of Don Quixote, and the lead in Balanchine’s Theme and Variations. She has also performed works by renowned choreographers such as Jiří Kylián, John Cranko,
Goh Choo San, André Prokovsky, and Sir Frederick Ashton.
Ms. Bagg has a diploma in biomechanics and physiology from the University of the Witwatersrand and integrates this knowledge into her teaching. She is clearly able to assess the structure and limitations of a young dancer and work diligently educating through awareness and encouragement. Ms. Bagg has been invited as a guest teacher to various companies and schools in the US, Canada and internationally. She was Ballet Mistress of Ballet BC and Alberta Ballet and has been instrumental in staging Swan Lake, Giselle and Romeo and Juliet for South African Ballet Theatre and Washington Ballet.
Miss Bagg is on faculty as teacher of Ballet BC as well as various
contemporary programmes in the city of Vancouver. She runs her own drop in classes and is on faculty at Inspired Movement Ballet Conservatory in San Diego. Ms Bagg has also been appointed Canadian Tutor for Progressive Ballet Technique, a unique conditioning curriculum devised by Marie Walton Mahon in Australia.
In 2019 Ms Bagg was approached by Joshua Beamish, Artistic Director of MoveTheCompany to perform the role of Bertha in his staging of Giselle and was invited to teach his company on tour in Germany as well as performing with an
internationally renown choreographer Idan Cohen in Vancouver. She has been invited to guest teach Les Ballet Jazz de Montreal this summer as well.
Specializing in Dance rehabilitation and with over 40 years of a passionate and very successful career as a professional dancer, teacher and coach, Ms. Bagg is able to draw on this experience and offer a rich
and insightful approach to teaching and coaching. She establishes an environment of positive energy and demands excellence in a nurturing and inspiring manner.