Current Performances



Bring in the holidays with Ballet Creole’s signature holiday production that has mesmerized audiences for the past 17 years.
Soulful Messiah is an exciting, fresh spinoff of a timeless classic: Handel’s Messiah. Produced by Quincy Jones, the Grammy-award winning soundtrack, Handel’s Messiah -A Soulful Celebration, takes the classical music of George Frederic Handel and turns it on its head, infusing it with R&B, soul, jazz, gospel, Afro-Caribbean, and hip-hop. This amazing soundtrack is the backdrop and inspiration for Soulful Messiah, a ballet created by Artistic Director Patrick Parson who draws from African, Caribbean, tap, hip-hop and Modern dance, to tell a figurative story of love, hope, redemption, and universal oneness. SOULFUL MESSIAH is a feast for the eyes, ears, and soul, and a celebration for all to enjoy.  




Catch a glimpse of the show below:






"The dance interpretation brought so much more meaning to the Messiah"

"Best Messiah ever!"

"Love it!"

"This is an experience not to be missed but definitely to be repeated"


"Fantastic Christmas concert. Each year I try to experience a special  Christmas concert and this is it"

"I bring a different friend every year to Soulful Messiah and it never disappoints. Ballet Creole forever"

"Excellent performance. Great fun!"

"I loved it! Uplifting, entertaining. Being a classical dancer I now realize I never want to give up my dream. Well choreographed. I loved the dance!"

"Fabulous show! Keeps getting better and better every year. I love you guys!"

"Have been attending Soulful Messiah for 10 years!"








Ballet Creole – known as the Forerunner of Blacks in Dance, is proud to present this special presentation featuring dance and music of Guinea West Africa entitled “BENKADE” in honour of Black History Month in Canada. Available only for the month of February!

A unique and creative collaborative creation between Patrick Parson (Ballet Creole, Artistic/Executive Director) and West African Master Drummers, this project brings together song, dance and rhythms of Guinea, West Africa. This work celebrates the rich cultural heritage of the Malinke people and shares the importance of connecting the social and historical understanding of their traditions as it links with the present.

Let the Traditional African rhythms and the athletic and exhilarating dancers of Ballet Creole create a presentation of history, education and entertainment at its highest level.


For THEATRE BOOKINGS: Please contact Monica Pain / Production & Touring Manager:

Supported by the Ontario Arts Council 




Ballet Creole has been  touring Ontario and Canada for the past 30 years.  For the 2019-2020 Season, FOUR productions are available for touring.

To book SOULFUL MESSIAH or HEART OF CUBA in your theatre contact Ballet Creole at

To book BENKADE or SARAKA at your school contact Prologue to the Performing Arts:


       "SOULFUL MESSIAH"                                        "BENKADE"

                        Christmas Holiday favourite                                                         Black History Month Exclusive - FEBRUARY only



             "CRY FREEDOM"                                             "SARAKA"

                          Available                                                                                                         Available by special request only.



*We also offer customized performances by special arrangement only

For further information, please contact Patrick Parson, Artistic Director at











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