Casey Prescott, Cheif Executive Officer
300 College Drive
The Yukon Arts Centre (YAC) is the only presenter of professional touring dance companies in Yukon. YAC includes three to four dance presentations in its annual season of 12 to 14 events. Dance bookings are for one or two performances. Visiting artists and companies are invited to conduct three- to five-day teaching residencies while they are in Whitehorse. These residencies are hosted by local dance schools such as Dancers With Latitude, Northern Lights School of Dance and Leaping Feats Creative Dance Works. Some residencies have also been used to provide mentorships for professional dance artists in Yukon through the Women's Experimental Theatre and the Yukon's first professional contemporary dance company, LINK Dance.
Dance presentations have included Toronto Dance Theatre, Kaeja d'Dance, Holy Body Tattoo, LINK Dance, Montreal Dance, Margie Gillis, Ballet BC, Salto Dance, and Flamenkos. YAC has also offered dance creation to artists including Christopher House, Monique Romeiko and Jennifer Mascal.
The Yukon Arts Centre facility includes a class-A public gallery and a 424-seat theatre built in 1992. The 48' x 36' proscenium stage with deep wings is well suited to dance performances. The theatre is equipped with a fly loft, orchestra pit, dance floor, and good quality lighting and sound systems (no moving lights). The facility also has a production room with dance mirrors and a sprung floor.