Elena Lobsanova was born in Moscow, Russia and trained at Canada’s
National Ballet School. She joined The National Ballet of Canada in 2004 and
was promoted to First Soloist in 2011.
Ms. Lobsanova repertoire includes the title role in Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, Juliet in Romeo
and Juliet, 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, Giselle, Serenade, Theme and
Variations, Apollo and No. 24.
Recently, Ms. Lobsanova danced the role of Karsavina in the Canadian premiere of Nijinsky by John Neumeier.
In 2009, Ms. Lobsanova won The Eighth International
Competition for The Erik Bruhn Prize for her performance of Dénouement and a pas de deux from 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” Dancing