Maple Ridge dancer in L’amour

Eleisha Wedge will tour China with Goh Ballet

Eleisha Wedge

Eleisha Wedge

A Maple Ridge dancer will feature in Goh Ballet’s production of L’amour which will tour China this summer.

Eleisha Wedge, 14, is one of many highly accomplished Goh Ballet dancers, with more than four first-place trophies from local festivals. She is this year’s provincial representative in contemporary ballet for the PacWest Festival and has received the most outstanding contemporary ballet trophy at the PacWest and Surrey festivals.

She is also one of 35 dancers travelling overseas and will be with the Goh Ballet until the last performance in Beijing.

“I am really looking forward to performing in L’amour and overseas in China,” says Wedge.

“I have been able to learn new contrasting styles of ballet and contemporary dance. It is wonderful to be able to express the joy of dance, and to have an opportunity to be a part of this beautiful production and repertoire.”

L’amour is a mixed repertoire production featuring award-winning dancers performing newly choreographed and newly staged repertoire never before seen in Vancouver including Faust, Les Sylphides – a romantic reverie, celebrating the lyrical and poetic qualities of the Romantic era set to the music of Alexander Glazunov and staged by Nikolay Levitskiy and Composition in Rouge, the world premiere of Canadian choreographer Meredith Kalaman’s contemporary piece which will amaze and mesmerize audiences as reality is blurred and illusion and truth become intertwined.

• Catch the only local performance of L’amour on Saturday June 4 at 7:30 p.m. at the Centre in Vancouver for Performing Arts. Tickets are available through www.ticketstonight.ca or by calling 604-684-2787.