20 questions with Ballet BC apprentice Albert Galindo
20 questions with Ballet BC apprentice Albert Galindo. Photo by Michael Slobodian.

Meet Ballet BC apprentice Albert Galindo. Albert joins Vancouver’s contemporary ballet company for its new season.

Ballet BC opens its 30th anniversary season with Program I, featuring a world premiere by Belgian-born choreographer Stijn Celis, the Canadian premiere of Solo Echo by Vancouver-based Choreographer Crystal Pite, and the return of the critically acclaimed Twenty Eight Thousand Waves by resident choreographer Cayetano Soto. Program I plays the Queen Elizabeth Theatre November 5-7. Visit http://balletbc.com for tickets and information.

Meet Albert Galindo

Born and raised in Spain, Albert began his dance career at a young age. Enrolled in ballet school at six years old he graduated to Institut del Teatre in Barcelona as a teenager. At the institute he was lucky to win a competition for a scholarship to New York where he was enrolled in the Peridance Capezio Certificate Program. While studying in New York he was participate in the Movement Invention Project directed by Alexander Wells. After his time in New York, he began a new chapter of his life in Vancouver. There he completed the graduate program at Arts Umbrella under the guidance of Artemis Gordon. Albert has been fortunate to work with choreographers such as Lesley Telford, James Kudelka, Dwight Rodhen, Gioconda Barbuto among others. This is Albert’s first season as an apprentice dancer with Ballet BC.

20 Questions with Albert Galindo

[dropcap]1[/dropcap]Your first job.

Working as a gardener during the summers.

[dropcap]2[/dropcap] The job you always wanted as a child.

An architect or a musician.

[dropcap]3[/dropcap] Your pet peeve.

I will say the rain and the cold, but I’m getting use to it…

[dropcap]4[/dropcap]Your hero.

My parents.

[dropcap]5[/dropcap]Your biggest indulgence.

Chocolate chip cookies, mostly everything that contains chocolate.

[dropcap]6[/dropcap]One thing no one knows about you (and you’re willing to share).

I don’t know what I’m willing to share…

[dropcap]7[/dropcap] Three things you would want with you on a deserted island.

good company some food, and wine.

[dropcap]8[/dropcap] The one word your best friend would use to describe you.


[dropcap]9[/dropcap] If you were not a dancer, what would you be doing right now?

Something that involves making art.

[dropcap]10[/dropcap] Hero or villain.

The life of the villain, but the acts of the hero.

[dropcap]11[/dropcap] Your life’s motto/mantra.

Enjoy the little moments, breath and keep working.

[dropcap]12[/dropcap]Your favourite kind of dance (classical or contemporary).


[dropcap]13[/dropcap]The last movie you watched.

Born After Riding.

[dropcap]14[/dropcap]If you were a cartoon character what cartoon character would you be and why?

I would be Jerry from Tom and Jerry, it reminds me of the relationship that I had with my older brother.

[dropcap]15[/dropcap]What will it say on your grave marker?

I’m going to be incinerated.

[dropcap]16[/dropcap]Who would you most like to have dinner with?

With the first roommates that I had when I was in New York. I would like to reunite all of them and have a dinner together.

[dropcap]17[/dropcap]Your idea of happiness.

Being happy with who you are and knowing how to love your self.

[dropcap]18[/dropcap]What will you be doing 30 years from now?

Way too far…

[dropcap]19[/dropcap]The one thing in your life that makes you most proud.

Where I come from, and the people that surround me.

[dropcap]20[/dropcap]Pirouette or fouette?

Other options?

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