Brendan Saye was born in Vancouver, British Columbia. He trained at Canada’s National Ballet School and in 2008, became a YOU dance Apprentice. Mr. Saye joined The National Ballet of Canada in 2009.
Recently, Mr. Saye danced the role of Romeo in the world
premiere of Romeo and Juliet by
Alexei Ratmansky and Horatio in the North American premiere of Hamlet by Kevin O’Day. He also made his
debut as an Icicle in The Nutcracker.
Mr. Saye’s repertoire includes The Sleeping Beauty, Swan
Lake, Onegin, Giselle, Don Quixote, Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, La Fille mal gardée, The Seagull, The Four Seasons, Opus 19/The
Dreamer, In The Upper Room, the
second detail, Glass Pieces, West Side Story Suite, Chroma and Emergence.
While a student at Canada’s
National Ballet School,
Mr. Saye was the recipient of both the Peter Dwyer Award and Christopher
Brendan Saye is sponsored through Dancers First by Robin & Ross Robinson.
Romeo and Juliet
"For someone of his age and experience, Saye made an admirable debut, investing the steps with meaning and shaping a very personal, more moodily brooding Romeo. He's certainly someone to watch."
Dance International, 2012
“Saye is certainly someone to watch. He seems to be a dancing actor of keen intelligence as well as possessing a flawless technique.”
Paula Citron.ca, 2012
central male trio (Stephen, Saye and Tedaldi) with its complex, lightning fast,
staccato manipulations, brought down the house.”
The Globe and Mail,