Elena Lobsanova

Elena Lobsanova 14/15 Photo Credits

Elena Lobsanova. Photo by Aleksandar Antonijevic. 

Biography

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.

  

Quotes

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, 2014 

Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland 
“First Soloist Lobsanova is both lyrical and technical as Alice, a genuine rising star.” 
The Globe and Mail, 2012 

Hamlet 
“the emotional fragility of Elena Lobsanova [as Ophelia] was of the kind that elicits goose bumps” Dancing Times, 2012