Shawn Hounsell

Choreographic Project

photo: Michael Slobodian.

photo: Michael Slobodian.

We are thrilled to have acclaimed Canadian choreographer Shawn Hounsell working with members of our Senior Contemporary and Ballet Company dancers. Mr. Hounsell is an award-winning choreographer (recipient of the Clifford E. Lee Award, 1997) and former dancer with the Royal Winnipeg Ballet and Les Grands Ballets Canadiens. His work has been performed by the Royal Winnipeg Ballet Company (Alice) the National Theatre of Prague, B.C. Ballet and Cirque du Soleil.

Although he is accustomed to working in the professional ballet milieu, Mr. Hounsell has graciously agreed to create an original contemporary ballet piece for our students which will be performed at local fundraising and community events.

SHAWN HOUNSELL - CHOREOGRAPHER / ARTIST

Originally from Saskatchewan, Canadian choreographer Shawn Hounsell danced professionally with the Royal Winnipeg Ballet and Les Grands Ballets Canadiens de Montreal between 1989 and 2003. An award winning choreographer, Shawn has created and staged pieces for numerous Canadian companies including the Royal Winnipeg Ballet, Les Grands Ballet Canadiens de Montréal, Les Ballets Jazz de Montréal, Ballet British Columbia, Ballet Kelowna, Les Jeunes Ballets du Québec and Festival Dance Company. Many of his duets have been performed in galas across the globe including the Prix de Lausanne Gala (Tokyo, Japan) and the Cincinnati International Gala of Ballet Stars (Cincinnati, Ohio).In addition his works have been performed by American companies such as Ballet Pacifica and in Europe by the Ballet of the National Theatre of Prague.

Originaire de la Saskatchewan, le chorégraphe canadien Shawn Hounsell a dansé professionnellement pour le Royal Winnipeg Ballet et Les Grands Ballets Canadiens de Montréal, de 1989 à 2003. Chorégraphe primé, Shawn Hounsell a créé et monté des œuvres pour de nombreuses compagnies, dont Les Grands Ballets Canadiens de Montréal, Les Ballets Jazz de Montréal, Ballet British Columbia, Ballet Kelowna, Les Jeunes Ballets du Québec et le Festival Dance Company. Bon nombre de ses duos ont été présentés lors de galas internationaux, incluant le Prix de Lausanne (Tokyo, Japon) et le Cincinnati International Gala of Ballet Stars (Cincinnati, Ohio). De plus, ses œuvres ont également été présentées par plusieurs compagnies américaines, notamment Ballet Pacifica et en Europe par le Ballet du Théâtre National de Prague.