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Dance... evolved

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About Ballet Ouest
de Montréal

Our Story

Ballet Ouest de Montréal is a non-profit organization founded in 1984, dedicated to the creation and performance of innovative works based on a classical dance language. Through its almost 40-year history, the company has presented original ballets and works of repertoire and has welcomed countless dancers, choreographers, creators, and collaborators onto its stage.

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Why Ballet Ouest?

Ballet Ouest is uniquely positioned to make ballet, in all its forms, accessible and attractive to new and experienced audiences alike, bringing ballet to first-time audiences through tours and outreach programs and cultivating the next generation of both artists and audiences. 

Ballet Ouest brings the heart back to this art form, by presenting traditional ballets from a new angle, by using technology and visual effects, by honouring the audience experience with joyful, entertaining, and emotional works, and by empowering artists and creators with a diverse and inclusive environment.

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Fast Facts

  • Through the years, almost 300 000 audience members have attended a Ballet Ouest performance.

  • Over 100 young artists have danced their first professional role with Ballet Ouest de Montréal.

  • More than 100 dancers and almost 200 costumes are onstage for every Nutcracker performance.

  • 5000 free Nutcracker tickets have been distributed to deserving families through our Sharing the Magic initiative.

© Maaike Sears

Our Mission


Ballet Ouest's mission is to create, produce and perform innovative works based on the language of classical ballet.


Ballet Ouest's mandate is to share the experience, discovery, understanding and appreciation of the value and artistic beauty of ballet with Quebec audiences, and to provide artists and collaborators with a positive and inclusive environment conducive to the development of their art.

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