Wendy Wright, Director

Wendy Wright, LIC.CSC-CICB


page-image-teachers-wendyWendy Wright’s formative professional training in Ballet was that of a graduating student of The National Ballet School and a scholarship student with The Royal Winnipeg Ballet School.

Upon completion of her studies Wendy launched into her professional career with Les Grands Ballets Canadiens and rose quickly through the ranks. Dancing with Les Grands Ballets afforded Wendy the opportunity to perform in many popular ballets such as Swan Lake, Giselle, Romeo and Juliette (Juliette) The Nutcracker, Les Sylphides, Lilac Garden and Graduation Ball.

Wendy is particularly fond of the works of George Balanchine and performed in Serenade, Rubies, Concerto Barocco, the Four Temperments, Theme and Variaitions, Divirtimento 15 and Allegro Brillante. She also had the opportunity to work in New York personally with the famous choreographers Lar Lubovitch and Paul Taylor.


Dance after the big stage…

Upon retirement from the stage Wendy 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.

Wendy has since spent the last 32 years teaching and coaching ballet students of all ages across Canada. She has trained many students who are now dancing professional in Companies around the world.

As the former Ballet Mistress of Alberta Ballet, Wendy 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 (current Director of the School of Alberta Ballet, Calgary). Over the years, Wendy has set and staged the children’s roles in Alberta Ballet’s productions of The Nutcracker and A Midsummer’s Night Dream.

She has been a guest teacher across Canada and has adjudicated many prominent Dance Festivals in Canada. Wendy taught at the School of Alberta Ballet as a senior teacher for 19 years. Currently Wendy teaches the Company dancers of Decidedly Jazz Danceworks and devotes herself wholeheartedly to teaching ballet lessons at The Wright Studio in Calgary. Wendy continues to study her art under the tutelage and artistic guidance of Nancy Kilgour, Order of Canada.


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