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Tara Butler

Kaeja Projects: Kaeja's Dance Ontario Lifetime Achievement Award Celebration (2020), plus more

Originally from Pickering, Ontario, Tara Butler received her dance training at Canada’s National Ballet School. Upon graduation she danced with The National Ballet of Canada for one season and then joined the Alberta Ballet where she danced for two seasons. Tara also danced with The Banff Festival Ballet, where she met and worked with Allen Kaeja, who was the Clifford E Lee award winner. Tara danced with Ballet Jorgen as principal dancer for 16 years and had many ballets created for her By Bengt Jorgen. While in Toronto, she had the opportunity to work with many choreographers including Gioconda Barbuto, Roberto Campanella, Allison Cummings, Robert Desrosiers, Robert Glumbek, Crystal Pite, Kathleen Rea, William Yong and Allen and Karen Kaeja to name a few. After retiring from Ballet Jorgen to start a family Tara has been teaching and choreographing across the GTA, Guelph, and Kitchener. It is with great joy that Tara returns to the stage.