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Former Winnipeg Ballet Students Allege Intimate Photos Sold by Photographer

Former Winnipeg Ballet Students Allege Intimate Photos Sold by Photographer

By The Canadian Press

Bruce Monk
Bruce Monk

TORONTO – A judge has ruled that a class-action lawsuit can proceed against the Royal Winnipeg Ballet and a photographer who is alleged to have taken intimate photos of students.

Lawyer Margaret Waddell says about 60 people have been identified so far as potential class-action members in the lawsuit against the ballet company and Bruce Monk, who worked as a photographer between 1984 and 2015.

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Trouba Joins Scheifele in Walk-On at RWB’s ‘Nutcracker’

Trouba Joins Scheifele in Walk-On at RWB’s ‘Nutcracker’

Mark Scheifele - Jacob Trouba
Winnipeg Jets players Mark Scheifele and Jacob Trouba have walk-on roles in the RWB’S ‘Nutcracker’ on Friday. (HEATHER MILNE / RWB)

Another Winnipeg Jets player has been added to the Royal Winnipeg Ballet’s Nutcracker walk-on roster.

Jacob Trouba will join Mark Scheifele on Friday, December 30 for his on-stage debut. The two will swap ice skates for rollerblades during the shinny hockey game scene at the Centennial Concert Hall.

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RWB $1.1M in the Red After 2015-16 Season

RWB $1.1M in the Red After 2015-16 Season

By Sarah Klein

RWB - Giselle
The Royal Winnipeg Ballet’s ‘Giselle.’ (REJEAN BRANDT / RWB)

WINNIPEG — Canada’s Royal Winnipeg Ballet may have found success on stage during the 2015-16 season, but behind the scenes, it was a different story financially.

The RWB incurred a more than $1 million deficit due to higher than anticipated touring costs and ticket sales lower than projected.

Fundraising revenue also took a hit, ending the RWB’s fiscal year on June 30, 2016 with a deficit of $1,116,299.

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RWB Sampling ‘Nutcracker’ During Ballet in the Park

RWB Sampling ‘Nutcracker’ During Ballet in the Park

RWB Christmas in July
RWB principal dancer Jo-Ann Sundermeier (REJEAN BRANDT PHOTOGRAPHY)

The Royal Winnipeg Ballet is treating its audiences to Christmas in July during this season’s Ballet in the Park.

The Nutcracker, a tradition for the RWB, will be sampled during performances July 27-29 at Assiniboine Park.

The free family-friendly event attracts more than 20,000 people annually to the Lyric Theatre stage.

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Dancing in the Streets: RWB Takes It Outside

Dancing in the Streets: RWB Takes It Outside

RWB - Royal Winnipeg BalletThe Royal Winnipeg Ballet is having a downtown dance party today. And everyone is invited!

As part of Sharing Dance Day 2016, the RWB is putting on free activities outside its building between 1:30 – 2:30 p.m.

The free event is a promotion for the nationwide movement celebrating dance, including the ability to improve access to quality dance programs to those who need it most.

During this time, Edmonton Street between Portage Avenue and Graham Avenue will be temporarily closed from noon until 3:30 p.m. Pedestrian access will be maintained, but motorists are encouraged to use alternative routes.

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