Emily Molnar

Emily Molnar is the Artistic Director of Ballet BC since 2009 where she continues to steer the unique company of 18 dancers into an era of innovation. Named the Globe and Mail's 2013 "Dance Artist of the Year," Molnar is a graduate of the National Ballet School and a former member of the National Ballet of Canada; a soloist with the Frankfurt Ballet under director William Forsythe; and a principal dancer with Ballet BC. Molnar is an internationally respected and critically acclaimed dance artist, choreographer, and teacher who has worked and toured extensively throughout Europe, Asia, Mexico, Canada, and the U.S. She has created works for Ballet BC, Alberta Ballet, Ballet Mannheim, Ballet Augsburg, Cedar Lake Dance, Pro Arte Danza, and Morphoses/The Wheeldon Company, among others. As an active mentor, advocate, and coach, Molnar follows her passion to nurture artists and choreographers, educate and support the research and development of dance and artistic leadership, and explore the role of the artist in society.
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