Leadership and The Arts: Inspiring Creativity

Our workshops utilize artistic perspectives and skills exploring leadership abilities through structured experiences that inspire creativity and allow participants to connect and mentally shift perspective.

The 21st first century confronts us with unprecedented challenges. These times call for exceptional leadership at a global, national, organizational, and community level and a new set of skills. Research conducted by the Conference Board and the IBM Global CEO study indicates that the number one leadership need in today’s world is creativity.

Atlantic Ballet Theatre of Canada is committed to using our creative practices to help organizations and communities look differently at their issues and challenges (and the solutions that can be possible).

You can never solve a problem on the level at which it was created…You must learn to see the world anew.

-Albert Einstein

Contact us at 383-5951 Ext:104


Fuelling Creative Excellence

Creative excellence is the core of the Atlantic Ballet’s success. New ballets are seen at home in New Brunswick and tour in Canada, United States and across Europe. Great pride is taken in the Company’s role as cultural ambassador of artistic excellence. None of the Company’s programming is possible without the creation of at least one new work each year to present to audiences in New Brunswick and beyond. Performances are created by the renowned Artistic Director Igor Dobrovolskiy.

The Creation Fund provides Igor Dobrovolskiy with the financial foundation to explore opportunities for creative collaborations and the ability to plan new productions over the long-term. Knowing that future funding is committed, allows the company to pursue new creations enhancing the development of our artists, inspiring our audiences and creating a platform for the growth of the company as a whole.

Join us in fueling innovation and creativity and be part of the process. You will enjoy unique access to ballets in progress through meetings with creative teams and witnessing choreographers and dancers at work. Creation Fund donors are asked for a commitment of 20,000 to $50,000 annually for five years.

Contact us at 506-383-5951 Ext:102 or email: [email protected].

Minutes of Creation

  • Acquire a minute at $1,000, and enjoy the following benefits:
  • You will also receive the following benefits:
  • An invitation for two to attend an excerpt from the work in the intimacy of our studios, and meet the Artistic Director, the dancers and members of the creative team;
  • Two tickets to attend the world premiere;
  • Two invitations to the pre or post-performance reception
  • Mention of your name or your company and the minute that you have purchased in the official evening program,
  • A receipt for the maximum eligible amount for income tax purposes.



Atlantic Ballet Theatre of Canada serves as an international Ambassador through tours across Canada, Europe and the United States.

Touring is an essential part of our vision to enhance the company’s visibility and reputation for excellence. For our dancers, opportunities to perform in Canada and internationally provide them exposure to new audiences and more experiences to develop their artistry.


Share Your talent and passion with us!

Atlantic Ballet Theatre of Canada would like to thank you for your interest in our organization and for
exploring the opportunity to volunteer for us.

We know that our volunteers have many skills, talents, and expertise in various areas and we welcome
the opportunity for you to share your talents with us!

To learn more about volunteering please contact us:
Phone: (506) 383-5951 x 102
Email: [email protected]

About Grant Thornton

Successful arts organizations—much like successful businesses— know their achievements depend on the daring and quality of their efforts and in their capacity to step away from the pack. It’s that culture of excellence, optimism and determination embodied in Atlantic Ballet Theatre of Canada which first led Grant Thornton to become a Founding Sponsor.

Our cultural institutions are vital to the enrichment of our quality of life. We’re pleased to be a partner in the Atlantic Ballet Theatre of Canada’s success as they continue to play a significant role in elevating the arts to even greater heights in communities across Canada.

At Grant Thornton, we believe that leadership and corporate social responsibility are essential elements in today’s business environment. This is why we’re deeply proud to work with the Atlantic Ballet Theatre of Canada, a company that lives this philosophy each day.

Learn more about Grant Thornton.


Séducteur amoral ou romantique incurable ? Le ballet enjoué que propose Igor Dobrovolskiy jette un regard contemporain et drolatique sur la légende d’un des amants les plus outranciers de l’histoire. Cette fusion de décors novateurs, d’éclairage exquis et de scintillante chorégraphie, sur la musique de George Gershwin, encadre parfaitement l’athlétisme et la virtuosité des danseurs de cette compagnie d’avant-garde.


Based on the myths and tales of the kingdom of Camelot, and set to the music of Gustav Mahler, Merlin is the story of the legendary magician, who struggles to reconcile his darker powers of magic and prophesy with his very human emotions of love, honour and loyalty.

The company’s future looks promising as Dobrovolskiy continues to connect the dots between character, story and movement.
-The Globe and Mail


Great production values, accomplished choreography and some polished performances make Merlin an enchanting, if not thoroughly dazzling experience.
-Halifax Chronicle Herald


“The Revolving Doors”

Inspired by the award-winning novel Acadian author Jacques Savoie’s award-winning novel and set to an original score by François Dompierre, Les Portes Tournantes is series of canvases moving between modern-day Montreal, rural New Brunswick in the silent screen era, and New York City during the jazz age. A young boy, captivated by a haunting tune from the past, sets the lives of three generations in motion.

…an impressive flare for the dramatic…

-The Globe and Mail



Une œuvre poignante sur l’envie, la cupidité et l’isolement, qui tisse, sur la merveilleuse musique de Mozart et de Salieri, un récit envoûtant aux personnages plus grands que nature. Cette histoire passionnante raconte la vie de Mozart sur sa musique et se penche sur sa mise à l’écart par une société qui fête la musique mais en rejette le compositeur.

La compagnie canadienne est vraiment excellente qui réussit à faire partager la dra- maturgie puissante du livret et à entraîner le public dans le dynamisme savamment entretenu de ce
crescendo somptueux, si bienréglé.
-Le Main libre

Le Mans France


A gripping work exploring envy, greed and isolation. The glorious music of Mozart and Salieri is interwoven with a spell-binding plot and larger-than-life characters. This riveting story traces the life of Mozart and examines his isolation by a society that accepts the musical works but not the composer.

Amadeus, like the music which inspired its choreographer, is finely balanced and beautifully paced. It touches on some of Igor Dobrovolskiy’s recurring themes: isolation, envy, and the solitary life of the outsider.

Mr. Dobrovolskiy stretches out time and motion as if carefully measuring the moments left in Mozart’s short life. Narrative and choreography present a subtle dialectic of endless movement which begins with the relentless tick, tick, tick of the metronome and ends with the soundless rushing of the sands of time.
The opening of the ballet is a stunner…
-The Globe and Mail


The Canadian company is really excellent, successfully conveying the powerful drama of the story, and capturing the audience with brilliantly sustained dynamics, in a lavishly choreographed crescendo.
-Le Main libre

Le Mans France