September 28, 2016
Coffee 10am | Conversation 10:30am
Vancouver Academy of Music
"Imagine a place where the body is the creative mind in fluent expression, an architect of space, an instrument of sound, a sculptor of the senses."
Emily Molnar, noted by Maclean’s magazine as one of Canada’s “new generation of ballet sensations,” is the artistic director of Ballet BC where she has been steering the company into a new era of innovation and collaboration since July 2009. Named The Globe and Mail’s 2013 “Dance Artist of the Year,” Molnar is a recipient of the 2015 BC Community Achievement Award and the 2015 YWCA Women of Distinction Award in Art, Culture and Design. She is a graduate of the National Ballet School and a former member of the National Ballet of Canada, a soloist with the Frankfurt Ballet, and a principal dancer with Ballet BC.
Molnar has worked and toured extensively throughout Europe, Asia, Mexico, Canada and the U.S. She currently serves as a Director on the Board of the BC Arts Council, she is a committee member of the Peter Wall Institute for Advanced Studies Arts Based Initiative, and has recently been appointed Artistic Director of Dance at The Banff Centre.