Mission Statement

Global Dance Challenge aims to bring together some of the most outstanding young dancers from around the world and serve as an introduction to an international career.

Open to participant of all nationalities ages 6-19, GDC provides professional coaching, master classes, stage experiences and cultural programs to cultivate artistic excellence as well as to inspire dancers to be conscientious global citizens.

Commendations

Global Dance Challenge Week Proclamation

City of Vancouver

Justin P.J. Trudeau

Prime Minister of Canada

Gregor Robertson

Mayor of Vancouver

Mélanie Joly

Minister of Canadian Heritage

Clarke Maclntosh

National Director,
Royal Acadamy of Dance - Canada

Joyce Murray

Member of Parliament, Vancouver Quadra

Hedy Fry

Member of Parliament, Vancouver Centre

Richard T. Lee

Member of Legislative Assembly

Wang Wentian

Chargé d'affaires a.i.,
Embassy of the People’s Republic in China in Canada

Liu Fei

Consulate General of the People’s Republic of China in Vancouver

Charity Partner

Global Dance Challenge is proud to partner with BC Children’s Hospital Foundation for the first ever Global Dance Challenge; a portion of the show ticket sales proceeds will be donated to the BC Children’s Hospital.

BC Children's Hospital is the province's only full-service, pediatric acute care hospital and serves the one million children living in BC and the Yukon. All children who are seriously ill or injured are referred to Children's Hospital and are either treated at the hospital facility in Vancouver or, with consultation from Children's specialists, in their home community.

Last year, more than 86,600 children were treated at Children's Hospital. BC Children's Hospital Foundation received revenues of $97.5 million. Funds raised by the foundation are used to support BC Children's Hospital, Sunny Hill Health Centre for Children and the Research Institute.

Honorary Advisors

Peter Boal

Director of Pacific Northwest Ballet

Samira Saidi

Director of Dance, English National Ballet School

Gregor Hatala

President of the Austrian Dance Council

President and Founder of VIBE - Vienna International Ballet Experience

Shawn Byfield

Dora Mavor Moore Award Winner

Founder of Byfield Dance Experience

Charlene Carey Campbell

Artistic Director of Rocky Mountain Ballet Theatre

Director of VIBE USA

Nicolae Vieru

Artistic Director of the Ballett Akademie Vieru

Esther Rausenberg

Arts and Cultural Policy Council Member, City of Vancouver

Lin Guiming

Executive Director, Shanghai Federation of Literary and Art Circles

China National Class-A Dance Performer

Chen Baihua

Executive Director, ShanghaiDancers’ Association

Executive Director, China Society of Children’s Song and Dance

Lu Yanqing

Director of Shanghai Youth Activity Center Dance Troupe

Committee Chair, Chinese Dancers’ Association Society & Dance Education Committee

Hu Yunqi

Director of Shanghai Dancers’ Association

Director of Zhongsheng Dance Company

Ye Yanping

Distinguished Instructor, Shanghai Vocational School

China National Class-A Dance Performer

Zhao Li

Manager of Chinese Dance Department, Shanghai Theater Academy Dance School

China National Class-A Dance Performer