Spotlight on Young Artists

Christmas Magic – December, 2019

The Spotlight on a Young Artist for our Christmas Magic concert will feature Jordan Shillingford, who played Sophie in the Peninsula Players’ Mamma Mia





STAGES Dance Company is celebrating 40 years of dance in the Greater Victoria area. Founded in the fall of 1980 under the Artistic Direction of Kim Breiland, Stages has grown to become one of Victoria’s largest and most active youth dance companies for students 9-18 years old.

STAGES alumni include Tony Award-Winning Broadway casting Director Duncan Stewart and major motion picture Director and Choreographer Paul Becker. Graduate members have also trained with the Canadian College of Performing Arts, Royal Winnipeg Ballet School, Ballet BC, the National Ballet School and are to perform with Disney Cruise Lines and Ballet Victoria in 2019.

STAGES dancers recently performed for HRH Queen Elizabeth II on her official visit to Victoria as well as the National Ballet de Cuba, Habana Compas, the Cultural Centre of Cuba and the Canadian Embassy. STAGES also represented Victoria, BC internationally as Ambassadors for Cultural Understanding and Peace, touring abroad to Cuba, the Former Soviet Union, China, New York, Japan, Israel and more including two National Defence tours.

STAGES performed as back up dancers for the Mini Pops at the Harlem Globetrotters, and for fundraisers including the Tour de Rock finale, Help Fill A Dream and Dancers 4 Kids. STAGES have performed locally in Victoria at the Galey Farm Halloween festivals, Wicked Victoria, the Victoria Day Parade, the Santa Light Parade, Sidney Sparkles, the Union Club, the Empress Hotel and in Spirit Square.

Artistic Director Kim Breiland says,” We are so pleased and honoured to be a part of this year’s Peninsula Singers production of ‘Christmas Magic” at the Mary Winspear. On behalf of STAGES, we would like to wish you all the best over this holiday season.”


Past Spotlight Artists:

Over the years, nearly fifty young singers, musicians and dancers have performed on the Charlie White stage as part of every Peninsula Singers’ concert. They add much to the musical texture of our concerts and we give them the experience vital to their musical journey. Many of them have gone on to professional careers, including Philip Manning (to name just one), now in the First Violin section of the Victoria Symphony Orchestra.

The Lisik Family DancersPhilip Manning

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