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’s repertoire includes 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. Her repertoire also includes lead roles in The
Sleeping Beauty, Swan Lake,
Giselle, Serenade, Hamlet, Theme and Variations, Apollo, Nijinsky, Serenade, Chroma and No. 24.
Recently, Ms. Lobsanova debuted
as Vera in A Month in the Country by Sir
Frederick Ashton and Olga in Onegin
by John Cranko.
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.
Romeo and Juliet
“Lobsanova was a
revelation; a tiny creature, first childlike, then earthy, then otherworldly as
Juliet, she mesmerized… Lobsanova dazzled with her exquisite classical
shapeliness, her amazing, strong feet, and lively acting.” Arts Meme.com,
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