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Thursday, February 29, 2024

Twenty questions with Brett Perry

Meet Ballet BC dancer Brett Perry who 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 for tickets and information.

Meet Brett Perry

Brett Perry started dancing at the age of three at The Dance Company in Indianapolis, Indiana under the direction of Diane Gudat. After graduating from The Juilliard School in 2008, Brett started his professional career with Trey McIntyre in Boise, Idaho where he spent six years with the company. He is a recipient of the prestigious Princess Grace Award for Dance 2010. Brett is thrilled to be joining Ballet BC for their 30th anniversary season.

20 Questions with Brett Perry

1. Your first job.

A busboy at a Mexican restaurant in Indiana called Casa Miquels.

2. The job you always wanted as a child.

A dancer!

3. Your pet peeve.

Loud chewing.

4. Your hero.

Don’t really have one.

5. Your biggest indulgence.


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

I want to be a farmer.

7. Three things you would want with you on a deserted island.

A knife, a journal, and some beer.

8. The one word your best friend would use to describe you.

Always up for a good time. (Sorry more than one word!)

9. If you were not a dancer, what would you be doing right now?

Working on Meadowlark Farms in Idaho, and planning dinner parties.

10. Hero or villain.


11. Your life’s motto/mantra.

“I see you Mara. Let’s have a cup of tea.” – Buddha

12. Your favourite kind of dance (classical or contemporary).


13. The last movie you watched.

Nina Simone documentary.

14. If you were a cartoon character what cartoon character would you be and why?

Bugs Bunny, the character I most loved when I was a kid!

15. What will it say on your grave marker?

Each moment to the fullest.

16. Who would you most like to have dinner with?

Amy Schumer.

17. Your idea of happiness.

Eating great food with my man. And being in nature.

18. What will you be doing 30 years from now?

Spending time in nature. Probably farming and connecting with the land.

19. The one thing in your life that makes you most proud.

Working on being humble and thankful everyday.

20. Pirouette or fouette?


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