We’re excited to introduce our new series, Our Community. Every other week we will feature a member of Place des Arts. This includes our staff, artists, artisans, teachers, board members, organizations, volunteers and students. We want to share the stories of the many incredible people who make up our community. Also, since we are celebrating our theme of belonging this year, we wanted to know what that means to them.

We are excited to launch this project with one of our most personable and enthusiastic staff members!

Jessie Au (she/her)
Sr. Fine & Performing Arts Programmer for Place des Arts for over 10 years

Jessie’s love for the arts began when her mom enrolled her at the wee age of three to study at Jean M. Wong School of Ballet in Hong Kong. Upon moving to BC, her arts education expanded to include tap, jazz, lyrical, hip hop and contemporary dance, as well as piano and musical theatre. A graduate of UBC with a Bachelor of Science in Food Nutrition and Health, Jessie works full-time at Place des Arts as the Sr. Fine & Performing Arts Programmer and teaches dance and fitness classes throughout Greater Vancouver.

What does Belonging mean to you?
“Being in a place (whether that is a physical space or a state of mind) that makes me feel accepted, celebrated and connected.”

If you want to sign up for a dance and fitness class with Jessie, visit her website at www.jessieau.ca to find out more!

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