Founded in 1939, The Royal Winnipeg Ballet enriches the human experience by teaching, creating and performing outstanding dance. In 1962, The RWB School opened its Recreational Division and in 1972, the Professional Division was established.
The company’s repertoire is eclectic and entertaining, offering a balance of classics, both full-length and shorter works and new work commissioned by and for the RWB. The RWB normally employs 26 dancers and 2 apprentices on annual contracts for home season performances and tours across North America and around the world. We employ 166 paid staff and are governed by a twelve-member Board of Directors.
The RWB School inspires and supports young artists as they pursue their goals. The School’s state-of the-art facility, located in historic downtown Winnipeg, is home to more than 1,500 students annually who make up the Professional and Recreational Divisions.
The RWB also has an active community outreach program and believes everyone should have the opportunity to experience the beauty and artistry of a live ballet performance and world class instruction. The RWB offers a variety of outreach programs to engage schools and community groups.
In honour of the RWB’s founders Gweneth Lloyd and Betty Farrally, The Lloyd and Farrally Society was created to recognize those who have left a legacy gift in their will to the RWB. We are truly grateful to our donors who have made our story a part of theirs.