“It was a wonderful inspirational moment to work in the Botanical Garden and create fantastical choreography between the flowers and trees.”
- Igor Dobrovolskiy, Choreographer
Thomas Badrock, from Liverpool, England, trained at The Dance School of Scotland before touring the UK as part of Ballet Central. During Thomas’s third year at Central, he competed in the Prix de Lausanne. After graduating in 2016, Thomas attended a postgraduate year at Palucca Hochschule für Tanz in Dresden where he was involved in a new creation by Ihsan Rustem. // Sergiy Diyanovstudied ballet at the Kharkov Ballet School and is a graduate of the Kiev State Choreography School. He began his professional career in Saint Petersburg with the prestigious Eifman Ballet Theatre and was a principal dancer with the Ballet Oficial de la Provincia de Cordoba in Argentina before joining Atlantic Ballet Atlantique Canada in 2003. // Olga Petiteau trained at the Académie américaine de danse de Paris. She joined Ballet Cymru in 2009, and she danced with Vienna Festival Ballet for one season in 2012 joining Les Ballets classiques de Paris for their international tour. Olga danced the role of Edith Piaf in Atlantic Ballet of Canada’s original production of Piaf.
After theatre studies at l’Université de Moncton, Izabelle started the band Angry Candy and toured in Canada, the U.S., Europe and Africa. With more than 3,000 performances and ten years of experience, singer-songwriter Izabelle is a powerhouse vocalist with a captivating stage presence; she is a staple on the New Brunswick music scene.
The New Brunswick Botanical Garden is an 8-hectare (20-acre) oasis bordering the Madawaska River in Edmundston. Tranquility and whimsy abound throughout the 12 thematic gardens rich with colours, scents, and creative beauty. The permanent exhibit Butterflies of the World, and the lovely Café Flora on site, enhance a visit to this enchanting garden.
Surrounded by trail-laced mountains and situated between two rivers, the city of Edmundston is proud to be home to French Brayonne culture. Learn about its history and be sure to sample the cuisine while you’re in the region, especially the popular traditional ploye.