Dowson was born in Kitchener, Ontario and trained at Canada’s National Ballet
School. She joined The National Ballet of Canada as an Apprentice in 2000 and became a member of the Corps de
Ballet in 2002.
Ms. Dowson has danced the roles of the Stepsister in Cinderella, Baba in The Nutcracker and the Finger Fairy in The Sleeping Beauty. Her repertoire also includes roles in Swan Lake, Giselle, Romeo and Juliet, Onegin, Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, La Fille mal gardée,
The Taming of the Shrew, The Seagull, Carmen, Jewels, Serenade, Theme and Variations, The
Four Temperaments, Opus 19/The
Dreamer, Mozartiana, Symphony in C, The Four Seasons, Glass Pieces and Emergence. Recently, Ms. Dowson danced in the Canadian premiere of Nijinsky by John Neumeier.
Krista Dowson is sponsored through
Dancers First by Lucy White.
“[Maddox and Wells] were also the swains to Stephanie Hutchison and Krista Dowson in the Arabian Coffee divertissement, and this magnificent quartet featured four dancers in near-perfect harmony.”
The Globe and Mail, 2010
“I was also much taken by a trio for three women [Krista Downson, Alexandra Golden and Alejandra Perez-Gomez] that seemed satiric and unguessably intriguing.”
Financial Times (London, UK), 2009
“The revue headliners are performed in zestful fashion by Krista Dowson and Nan Wang.”
The Globe and Mail, 2008