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Alberta Ballet Agreement
The Alberta Ballet Agreement (ABA)
is negotiated between Equity and the Alberta Ballet. The company is based in Calgary, Alberta and regularly also performs in Edmonton. The Alberta Ballet was founded by Muriel Taylor and Dr. Ruth Carse in 1958 and became a professional company in 1966. The 2017-2020 ABA took effect July 1, 2017 and remains in effect until June 30, 2020.
- The 2020-2023 ABA was ratified by Equity membership on October 22, 2020. The 2020-2023 ABA retroactively took effect July 1, 2020 and remains in effect until June 30, 2023. While an updated ABA is being produced, please use the ABA ratification document in combination with the existing Agreement.
The D•O•T (Dance • Opera • Theatre) Policy
includes terms and conditions for a range of small-scale dance, opera and theatre engagements. It also outlines how to engage Equity members at educational institutions. Provisions common to engagements across all three types of work appear at the beginning and each specialty genre has a separate schedule for each at the end of the Policy. These schedules address necessary rehearsal hour differences and provide a list of appropriate minimum fees.
includes provisions for non-standard engagements, touring, simplified payment options, including direct deposit and email transfer, and recording provisions.
Les Grands Ballets Canadiens de Montréal Agreement
The Les Grands Ballets Canadiens de Montréal Agreement (LGBA)/ Convention Collective Les Grands Ballets Canadiens (CCLGB)
is negotiated between Equity and the Les Grands Ballets Canadiens. The company is based in Montréal, Québec. It was founded in 1957 by Ludmilla Chiriaeff. The minimum fees for 2017-2019 are in effect July 1, 2017 until June 30, 2019.
- The 2019-2022 LGBA was ratified by Equity membership on October 29, 2020. Equity and Les Grands Ballets Canadiens de Montréal have agreed to a three-year agreement, with minimum fee increases of 1.8% for Principals, 2% for Soloists and Apprentices, and 2.4% for Corps members, in each year of the Agreement. All other amounts will increase by 2% in each year of the Agreement, except for the reimbursement for costs associated with obtaining Permanent Resident status (increased to $1,800.00 from $1,200.00), the seniority payment (remains at $35.00), the permit fee (remains at $50.00), all which remain at the same rate for the duration of the Agreement. The 2019-2022 LGBA retroactively took effect July 1, 2019 and remains in effect until June 30, 2022. While an updated LGBA is being produced, please use the LGBA ratification document in combination with the existing Agreement.
National Ballet of Canada Agreement
The National Ballet of Canada Agreement (NBCA)
is negotiated between Equity and the National Ballet of Canada. The 2019-2022 National Ballet of Canada Agreement took effect July 1, 2019 and remains in effect until June 30, 2022. The company is based in Toronto. Ontario. It was established by founder Celia Franca in 1951.
Royal Winnipeg Ballet Agreement
The Royal Winnipeg Ballet Agreement (RWBA)
is negotiated between Equity and the Royal Winnipeg Ballet. The company is based in Winnipeg. Manitoba. It was founded in 1939 and granted its royal title in 1953 under the reign of Queen Elizabeth II. The 2017-2020 Royal Winnipeg Ballet Agreement took effect July 1, 2017 and remains in effect until June 30, 2020