By staying true to our guiding principle of "Passion in Performance" we strive to establish a national and international presence as a prominent repertory dance company that offers excellence in training and performance.
“Arguably the best small-scale contemporary ballet company in Canada” (Globe and Mail)
Founded in 2004 under the leadership of Artistic Director Roberto Campanella & Artistic Associate Robert Glumbek, ProArteDanza is Toronto-based contemporary dance company. Created to showcase and develop the brightest talents from both ballet and modern dance backgrounds, critically acclaimed ProArteDanza offers audiences and artists alike the opportunity to experience the excitement of full-throttle physicality combined with sophisticated artistic expression.
ProArteDanza continues to build its profile as a leader in training, choreography and performance by expanding its repertoire of established works and new creations, developing education and outreach opportunities and exploring the intersecting worlds of dance and film.
Critical to ProArteDanza’s vision is investment in the next generation of contemporary dancers through our comprehensive Training Program to address the need to develop a diverse pool of talented dancers deeply fluent in a variety of dance vocabularies.
From its very first performance, ProArteDanza was enlivened by the artistry of versatile dancers and choreographers along with high production values. By offering choreography that is well-crafted and superbly performed, our company has become a go-to for students, professional dancers, choreographers and lovers of high-level contemporary dance.
What People Are Saying
" . . .Campanella really filled a gap in the Toronto cultural dance landscape when he founded the company in 2004 "
— The Dance Current
"ProArteDanza lives up to motto of Passion in Performance"
— The Toronto Star
"ProArteDanza makes rich, ambitious work, but when dancers achieve this level of physical, technical and aesthetic proficiency, it's hard to think about much else. They are all astonishing."
— Mooney on Theatre
"As Principal Dancer and Choreographic Associate of The National Ballet of Canada, as well as international guest star and Director of Le Festivale des Arts in Saint Sauveur, I have a well-informed respect for ProArteDanza as one of Canada’s finest small scale contemporary dance companies. "
— Guillaume Côté
"ProArteDanza's training program played a crucial role in my technical and artistic development as a dancer. The guidance and discoveries I found during the Summer Intensive Program and my Apprenticeship with ProArteDanza, are invaluable to me now as I further pursue my career in dance. "
— Erin Poole, Dancer