Approaching nearly 43 years with Canada’s Royal Winnipeg Ballet, 22 of them as Artistic Director, André Lewis has spent most his career with Canada’s first professional dance company. A native of Gatineau, Québec, Lewis began his dance training in Ottawa before being accepted into the Professional Division of the Royal Winnipeg Ballet School in 1975. He joined the RWB Company in 1979 where he enjoyed an accomplished career as a dancer for over ten years. In 1996, Lewis was appointed Artistic Director of Canada’s Royal Winnipeg Ballet.