René Daveluy, Artistic Director

René Daveluy's career as a dancer was guided by mentors such as Ludmilla Chiriaeff, Frank Augustyn, John Hart, Violette Verdy, Andrée Millaire, Daniel Sellier, Vincent Warren, Laurence Haider, Sonia Vartanian, John Stanzel, Natasha Izbinsky, Stanley Williams, Andrei Kramarevsky, Marie-Rose Chammah and Canadian Painter Christian Thibault. In 2004, Mr. Daveluy became Artistic Director of Central West Ballet. In 2006, he received the California Stanislaus Arts Council Award for Excellence in Dance. As a choreographer, he won a prize from the Du Maurier Arts in Montreal for his One Man Show Daveluy Danse Brel, and for Central West Ballet, has created numerous ballets including Romeo and Juliet, Cinderella, Peter Pan and The Nutcracker. In 2015 he produced the full-length Legend of Sleepy Hollow, composing the music score and co-choreographing the ballet with Jan Clark Fugit. In 2018, Daveluy composed the music for Dracula, his second full-length score which he also produced and choreographed. In 2022, his new ballet Frankenstein: or the Modern Prometheus was presented with a live orchestra in collaboration with Modesto Symphony Orchestra, Opera Modesto and Prospect Theater Project. Daveluy's new music score for Frankenstein was orchestrated by Dashiel Reed. In 2023, Daveluy collaborated with composer Dale Trumbore on a new ballet entitled She Only Remembers. This new creation was premiered at Central West Ballet's 35th Anniversary Gala. Daveluy has choroegraphed numerous creations for Central West Ballet such as Pictures at an Exhibition, L'Arlésienne, Love Duets, A Parisian in New York, Beneath Existence, Summer Rhapsody, Solitary Workers, 1001 Nights, Canvas Emotions, Of Faeries and Elves, Existence, House of Folk and Nature's Rite

In his dancing career, Mr. Daveluy distinguished himself as the Lead in Brian MacDonald's Time Out Of Mind and Judith Marcuse's Tales from the Vaudeville Stage (Banff Festival Ballet), as The Teacher in Flemming Flindt’s The Lesson, Iago in José Limon’s The Moor’s Pavane, and in Balanchine’s Apollo (Ottawa Ballet under Frank Augustyn), as Oberon in Ashton’s The Dream, as Romeo in Michael Smuin’s Romeo & Juliet, as Armand in Val Caniparoli’s The Lady of the Camellias, as the Prince in Ben Stevenson’s Cinderella, as Dr. Falke in Ronald Hynd's Rosalinda, in Balanchine's The Four Temperaments (Sanguinic), Leads in Balanchine's Divertimento #15 and Violin Concerto. He also a performed in Hans van Manen’s Polish Pieces, Solo and Black Cake. He performed Bugle Boy in Paul Taylor’s Company B. Daveluy also performed in William Forsythe’s Artifact II and was a Lead in Val Caniparoli’s Lambarena and Book of Alleged Dances (Ballet West under directors John Hart CBE and Jonas Kåge).

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