Quesnel Festival of the Performing Arts

Dance

25–27 March • 2024

Chuck Mobley Theatre – Correlieu Secondary School –  850 Anderson Drive.
March 25  8:00 am–9:30 pm
March 26  8:00 am–9:30 pm
Awards Ceremony: March 27th at 1:00 pm
Paid admission at the door.

CELEBRATION OF STARS
A showcase of all  disciplines.

Save the Date: May 4, 2024.
The 41st Annual 'Celebration of Stars'

Chuck Mobley Theatre at Correlieu Secondary School, 850 Anderson Drive

Doors open at 6:00 p.m.
Showtime is at 6:30 p.m.

The 'Celebration of Stars' is a showcase of all disciplines and the final event for the 2023-2024 Festival. The Quesnel Festival of the Performing Arts is a non-profit youth society that supports aspiring artists in our community. Come and see outstanding performances in Piano, Vocal/Choral, Dance, Speech and Dramatic Arts.

Upcoming Scholarships

The Canadian College of the Performing Arts in Victoria British Columbia are offering two scholarships for $500.00 to qualified individuals participating in the Quesnel Festival of the Performing Arts.  If you are in grade 12 and interested in continuing on in the performing arts, Please read the information below.  You must be accepted into the program in order to use the scholarship.

THE 2024 DANCE FESTIVAL

Admission:

DANCERS – no charge to view any session.

TEACHERS – no charge to view any session.

VOLUNTEERS – no charge during volunteer session. Regular fees apply to other sessions.

CHILDREN UNDER 5 –  no charge ever!

STUDENTS ages 6–19 & SENIORS 65+ – Full Festival Pass 25$ • All Day Pass 8$ • Highlights Gala 8$

REGULAR ADMISSION – 

  • 5$: Friday Night Pass
  • 10$: Saturday & Sunday All Day Pass
  • 10$: Highlights Gala and Awards Ceremony

Full Festival Pass – All Days/All Sessions/Highlights Gala/Program – 30$ per person

Highlights Gala & Awards Ceremony – TBA – 10$ per person

The official photographer of the Quesnel Dance Festival is Kelly Bergman from BergMedia.

Berg Media photography in Prince George and area.

This Year’s Adjudicators

2024 Dance Adjudicators
Stage: Christie Lee Manning

Theatre
Christie’s theatre work includes workshopping ‘Jack Cole: The Musical’ with jazz legend Chet
Walker, and a new West End production entitled ‘House Of Dance’ with Dame Arlene Phillips.
Other prominent roles include playing Queen Elenora in UnTitled Company’s third full length
production, ‘Astoria’. Prior to that she played the iconic Shirley MacLaine in the premiere of
‘Welcome To The Grand’. As an actor, Christie shined as the lead in UnCorked Theatre’s ‘How
To Solve A Problem Like Murder’ and ‘1.9.2.7’, both sold-out immersive theatre productions.

Commercial
Commercially, Christie’s worked on feature films ‘Apartment 7A’ as ‘Hattie’ starring Julia Garner, and ‘Better Man’ choreographed by Ashley Wallen. She’s a featured dancer on the new
blockbuster film ‘Wicked’ choreographed Christopher Scott, starring Ariana Grande and
Cynthia Erivo. Choreographically, Christie works regularly for director Brady Hood on
movement direction, joining him for the TV series ‘Great Expectations’ and ‘Varsity’, and her
work can also be seen on Netflix reality series,‘Dance Monsters’. Christie has worked with
artists Jack Whitehall, Sergei Polunin, Lenny Kravitz, Michael Buble, Adam Garcia, and Nelly
Furtado. Other credits include The Voice, New Balance, Nickelodeon, Ikea, ‘Package Deal’ (TV), ‘Warehouse 13’ (TV), Sky 1’s ‘Got To Dance’ Season 5, and Silver Seas Cruise Lines.

Company
Christie has worked extensively with Lukas McFarlane’s contemporary company, UnTitled, and has been a principle dancer in the company’s last four major projects, ‘Got To Dance’ Season 5, ‘Exposed’, ‘The Suffocating Truth’, and ‘Astoria’. Christie spent two years working with Canadian company Lamondance, touring Brazil for two consecutive seasons. Christie is the founder of the home of jazz in London, House Of Jazz Company, and the creator of The Inside Out Theory, a humorous and honest take on supporting the mindset and mental health of performing artists.. She is also a principle artist with Response Theatre Company.

For more information please visit christieleemanning.com.

Ballet: Kathleen Hughes

Kathleen Hughes, originally from Edmonton, Alberta, began her love of dance with ballet training at an early age. She was later introduced to Modern dance while attending a dance program at Grant McEwan College. Ms. Hughes then completed her modern dance studies at The School of the Toronto Dance Theatre. In 1999, Ms. Hughes co-founded a dance collective called The Aurora Dance Community. During this time she had extensively produced, choreographed, and performed for this professional collective for five years. Since 2005 Kathleen has been teaching and choreographing for a variety of dancers from beginners through to professional level. Her love of creating dances has brought her to produce and co-produce, choreograph and perform in many dance productions for Niagara Dance Company, KHDA and several independent projects. Kathleen is very excited to be adjudicating for the 2024 Quesnel Dance Festival.

Performing Arts promotes creativity, self-discovery and expression. It is an essential part of our community. If you would like to be part of fostering the Arts in Quesnel, contact us!

Photo credits: Clarke Action Photography and Bob Michek at South Hill Graphics.

The Quesnel Festival of the Performing Arts is a partner-in-perpetuity with the Rotary Club of Quesnel.

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