Simone Orlando is the Artistic Director and Chief Executive Officer of Ballet Kelowna. Previously she worked as a Choreographer and received numerous commissions including those from Ballet BC, Ballet Kelowna, and Toronto Dance Theatre. Prior to that, she joined Ballet BC where she danced for many years as one of the Company’s most celebrated principal dancers. Active in her community, she is a former board member of the The Dance Centre (Vancouver). Ms. Orlando graduated with distinction from the Business Management program at British Columbia Institute of Technology and completed a Diploma from Canada’s National Ballet School. Her appointment as a member commenced on July 31st, 2018 for a two year term.
A member of Council since 2018, her current appointment was made on July 31, 2020 for a two year term.