Bertinshaw was born in Sydney, Australia and trained at the Tanya Pearson
Classical Coaching Academy in Australia and the Tanz Akademie Zürich in
Switzerland. Mr. Bertinshaw joined The National Ballet of Canada as a RBC
Apprentice in 2011 and became a member of the Corps de Ballet in 2012.
Mr. Bertinshaw’s repertoire includes Icicle and Mouse Tsar in
The Nutcracker and the Mad Hatter in Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland as well
as roles in Swan Lake, The Sleeping Beauty, Giselle, Onegin, La Fille mal gardée,
The Seagull, Carmen and Theme and Variations. Recently, he debuted as Lescaut in Manon by Sir Kenneth MacMillan.
Mr. Bertinshaw was awarded the Patron Award of Merit by the
Patrons' Council Committee of The National Ballet of Canada in 2013. Mr.
Bertinshaw was also a finalist at the Prix de Lausanne in 2011 and received the
Mary Day Artistry Award at the Youth America Grand Prix and the Silver Medal at
the Tanzolymp in 2010.