Spotlight is a luminous collection of dances from the young artists in the Professional Division that serves as a culmination of their artistic growth. We are proud to present excerpts from the romantic ballet La Esmeralda in act one. Inspired by Victor Hugo’s 1831 novel The Hunchback of Notre-Dame, the ballet was originally choreographed by Jules Perrot to music by Cesare Pugni. Join us for a tale of love, jealousy, and revenge told through some of the work’s memorable variations. Our second act will feature Manitoba Seasons from alumnus Philippe Alexandre Jacques and Oh, the Places… from Resident Choreographer Gabriela Rehak - thought-provoking pieces that debuted at Concert Hour Ballet - as well as the premiere of Rehak’s latest work co-choreographed with artistic faculty member Nicole Coppens and RWB Company artist Maggie Weatherdon. Technical excellence meets expert storytelling as these rising talents take to the stage.