A native of Moscow, Russia, Elena Lobsanova trained at Canada’s National Ballet
School and joined the
company The National ballet of Canada in 2005. She was promoted to First Soloist in 2011.
Ms. Lobsanova recently made her debut in the title role in Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland by Christopher Wheeldon. She danced the lead role of Juliet in the world premiere of Romeo and Juliet by Alexei Ratmansky and Ophelia in the North American premiere of Hamlet by Kevin O’Day.
Lobsanova repertoire also includes the Sugar Plum Fairy in The Nutcracker, Nina in The
Seagull, Ophelia in Hamlet and
Maria in West Side Story Suite as
well as lead roles in The Sleeping Beauty, Swan Lake, Serenade, Theme and Variations and Apollo.
2009, Ms. Lobsanova won The Eighth International Competition for The Erik Bruhn
Prize for her performance of Dénouement
and a pas de deuxfrom Le Corsaire.
Elena Lobsanova is sponsored through Dancers
First by Sandra Faire & Ivan Fecan.
lithe Lobsanova is a naturally gifted dancer, with expressive feet and a pliant
back. She masters Ratmansky's choreography, with light-as-a-feather jumps and
clean, flawless pointe work. She also dives right into the character,
transforming gradually from a carefree, lovestruck girl into a tormented tragic
heroine.” National Post, 2013
Alice’s Adventures in
Soloist Lobsanova is both lyrical and technical as Alice, a genuine rising
Globe and Mail,
emotional fragility of Elena Lobsanova [as Ophelia] was of the kind that
elicits goose bumps”