René Daveluy, Artistic Director
René Daveluy's career was guided with a solid background in dance, infused by mentors such as Ludmilla Chiriaeff, Frank Augustyn, John Hart, Violette Verdy, Andrée Millaire, Daniel Sellier, Vincent Warren, Laurence Haider, Marie-Rose Chammah and Canadian Painter, Christian Thibault. Mr. Daveluy has worked on originality and creative ideology to lead the way. In 2006, René Daveluy received the California Stanislaus Arts Council Award for Excellence in Dance. As a choreographer, he won a prize from the Du Maurier Arts for his One Man Show Daveluy Danse Brel, and for Central West Ballet, has created numerous ballets including Romeo and Juliet, Cinderella, Peter Pan and The Nutcracker. In 2015 he produced the full-length Legend of Sleepy Hollow, composing the music score and co-choreographed the ballet with Jan Clark Fugit.
In his dancing career, Mr. Daveluy distinguished himself as: The Lead in Brian MacDonald's Time Out Of Mind and Judith Marcuse's Tales from the Vaudeville Stage (Banff Festival Ballet), as The Teacher in Flemming Flindt’s The Lesson, Iago in José Limon’s The Moor’s Pavane, and in Balanchine’s Apollo (Ottawa Ballet under Frank Augustyn), as Oberon in Ashton’s The Dream, as Romeo in Michael Smuin’s Romeo & Juliet, as Armand in Val Caniparoli’s The Lady of the Camellias, as the Prince in Ben Stevenson’s Cinderella, as Dr. Falke in Ronald Hynd's Rosalinda, in Balanchine's Four Temperaments (Sanguinic), Lead in Divertimento #15 and Lead in Violin Concerto, as a Lead in Hans van Manen’s Solo and Black Cake, as the Bugle Boy in Paul Taylor’s Company B, as a Lead in William Forsythe’s Artifact II and as a Lead in Val Caniparoli’s Lambarena and Book of Alleged Dances (Ballet West under directors John Hart CBE and Jonas Kåge).