NAC Dance

Emily Molnar, Artistic Director, Ballet BC (1/3)

Mar 02, 2013 25:25

In this first of three episodes, Cathy speaks to Emily Molnar, Artistic Director of Ballet BC, the day after the company’s return to the National Arts Centre Southam Hall stage following a 10-year absence. Emily recalls her early dream of becoming a prima ballerina; her training at the National Ballet School; and her subsequent four years at the National Ballet of Canada where she was discovered by William Forsythe commissioned by The National to create The Second Detail. At 21, Emily relocates to Germany to dance with Frankfurt Ballet. She describes the intense learning curve she faced and the incredible experience of working with William Forsythe, its famous artistic director, at a time when his company is taking the world by storm.