Dowson’s hometown is Simcoe, Ontario
and she trained at Canada’s National Ballet School
before joining The National Ballet of Canada as a member of the Corps de Ballet
Ms. Dowson has danced role of the Stepsister in Cinderella and Baba in The Nutcracker. Her repertoire includes The
Sleeping Beauty, Swan Lake, Giselle, Onegin, 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 world premiere of Romeo and Juliet by Alexei Ratmansky and
in the North American premiere of Alice’s
Adventures in Wonderland.
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