Krista Dowson

Krista Dowson 2013-14 Photo Credits

Krista Dowson. Photo by Sian Richards.


Krista 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.  


The Nutcracker
“[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 Seagull
“The revue headliners are performed in zestful fashion by Krista Dowson and Nan Wang.”
The Globe and Mail, 2008