Artistic Director of Ballet BC since 2009, Emily Molnar has transformed a struggling dance company into one of the preeminent contemporary companies in the world with a stable and solid future. Her strengths lie in outstanding programming, performances and artistic vision. She is known and admired for teaching, mentoring and nurturing dancers, choreographers and also audiences. Emily is a director of the BC Arts Council and has recently been appointed Artistic director of Dance for the Banff Centre. We applaud Emily for caring about the arts in BC and her conviction that arts contribute to a better society.