Coastal City Ballet

Coastal City Ballet, a program of Pacific DanceArts, is a repertory ballet company located in Vancouver, Canada that offers emerging dancers performance opportunities while continuing their professional career preparations. The program strives to provide much needed performance experience while offering guidance to dancers exploring career possibilities within the field of dance. The repertoire of Coastal City Ballet ranges from commissioned works in neoclassical and classical ballet, to the development of story ballets. Company members maintain a daily schedule similar to that of a professional ballet company with daily class, rehearsals and scheduled performances.

Coastal City Ballet is dedicated to providing dance to the Greater Vancouver area and throughout British Columbia, as well as the possibility of both Canadian and international tours. Each season, Coastal City Ballet presents a full-length story ballet as well as original works from renowned choreographers.

- Hannah Julian and Owen Selkirk / 2012-2013 Season -

The artistic staff of Coastal City Ballet is led by Artistic Director Li Yaming, and is comprised of experienced dance professionals who have worked throughout North America, Europe and Asia. Coastal City Ballet is also honored to have Johnny W. Chang of Canada's Royal Winnipeg Ballet, among others, on its Artistic Advisory Committee... MORE

Coastal City Ballet is a PTI designated program in Vancouver BC Canada, visit PTI website for MORE INFO

From the Audience

... My husband and I took our grandchildren Scott and Sara to your amazing “Hansel and Gretel Ballet” at Centennial Theatre on Saturday. The highest of praise isn’t enough. All four of us loved it from the very first minutes … Thank you all of the talented people on stage and behind the scenes for giving us this wonderful production... - May 9, 2012 -

Company Members

Coastal City Ballet is a young and vibrant repertory ballet company, with members originating from five continents, from countries including Canada, Australia, Japan, China, Argentina, Brazil, South Korea, Czech Republic, Norway, Mexico, the UK, and the United States.

Coastal City Ballet encourages and supports its members in pursuing a professional career in dance. A great number of past members have gone on to companies such as Theatre Dortmund, English National Ballet, Ballet Jorgen, Royal Winnipeg Ballet, Atlanta Ballet, Sao Paulo Companhia de Danca, Ballet Victoria, Oregon Ballet Theatre, Ballet Austin, Oklahoma City Ballet, Columbia Classical Ballet and more.

Kaela Willey
Nagisa Suzuki / Owen Selkirk
Luiza Yuk