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Biography

Cedar Lake Dance, Pro Arte Danza and Morphoses/The Wheeldon Company, among others. Her most recent works include Dedica, a new work for Ballet BC’s celebration gala Ignite and Songs of a Wayfarer for Alberta Ballet. This season Molnar will create a new work for Ballet BC inspired by Icelandic cellist and composer Hildur Gundnadottir that will premiere in March 2012.

In 2005, Molnar was invited to participate in The New York Choreographic Institute where she worked with dancers from The New York City Ballet. Molnar has worked closely with mentor Margie Gillis through her own solo work, in performing Gillis’ Speak and M.Body.7, and in collaborating on Breathing in Bird Bones.

As an active mentor, advocate, and coach, Molnar follows her passion to nurture artists and choreographers, educate and support the research and development of dance and artistic leadership, and explore the role of the artist in society.

Emily Molnar, the Artistic Director of Ballet BC, has been steering the unique company into a new era of innovation and collaboration since July 2009.

Named as one of Canada’s "new generation of ballet sensations" (MacLean's Magazine), Molnar is a graduate of the National Ballet School and a former member of the National Ballet of Canada; a soloist with the Frankfurt Ballet, where she created and performed an extensive repertoire under director William Forsythe; and most recently a principal dancer with Ballet BC. Molnar worked closely with former Ballet BC Artistic Director John Alleyne in the creation of Puck in The Fairie Queen and Persephone in Orpheus, receiving national acclaim in both productions. “Molnar’s movements in these final moments have as much to say about the foolish heart as any of Shakespeare’s Midsummer’s Night does.” (Michael Scott, Vancouver Sun) In 2003 her role as Puck was adapted to film by the CBC and continues to be aired on national television.

Molnar is an internationally respected and critically acclaimed artist who has worked and toured extensively throughout Europe, Asia, Mexico, Canada and the US. She has created and performed several works as a choreographer and solo artist, including commissions for Ballet BC, Alberta Ballet, Ballet Mannheim, Ballet Augsburg,