The Thursday Lunch Speaker Series offers new learnings and thought provoking perspectives from a variety of musicians and artists. Speakers will present an assortment of topics to the Camosun College/ VCM Diploma in Music Performance students and the public is welcome to attend.
Thursday, September 19: Paul Destrooper– Artistic and Executive Director of Ballet Victoria will be talking about the Art of the Stage
Destrooper gave Victoria a new national cultural voice in dance by presenting and creating ballets with a unique artistic flair. Recipient of the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal in 2012 and the Paul Harris Award from the Oak Bay Rotary Club in October 2014, Paul brings to Ballet Victoria his extensive experience from a successful international dance career working with world renowned directors, dancers and choreographers. Paul holds a BA from the University of Victoria where he twice received the A. Deloume Scholarship Award. He joined the Royal Winnipeg Ballet in 1993 upon graduating from the school’s Professional Division receiving the prestigious Prince Edward Award and the Arnold Spohr Scholarship. He was a principal dancer with Alberta Ballet and Oregon Ballet Theatre.