Naoya Ebe was born in Tokyo, Japan and trained at Canada’s
National Ballet School.
He joined The National Ballet of Canada in 2007 and was promoted to First
Soloist in 2012.
Mr. Ebe’s repertoire includes Romeo in Romeo and Juliet, Albrecht in Giselle,
Knave of Hearts in Alice’s Adventures in
Wonderland and Colas in La Fille mal gardée. His repertoire also includes featured roles
in Swan Lake, Nijinsky, The Nutcracker,
Sleeping Beauty, Don Quixote, The
Taming of the Shrew, Theme and Variations, The Four Temperaments,
Glass Pieces, Pur ti Miro, Watch her, The Four Seasons, Elite
Syncopations, West Side Story Suite, Russian Seasons and Emergence. Recently, Mr.
Ebe debuted as Prince Charming in Cinderella,
Lensky in Onegin and the lead role in
Opus 19/The Dreamer.
In 2011, Mr. Ebe represented the National Ballet in The Ninth
International Competition for The Erik Bruhn Prize with Corps de Ballet member Shino
Naoya Ebe is sponsored through Dancers First by Gretchen Ross.
Romeo and Juliet
“Mr. Ebe [was] very fine as Romeo, effortlessly releasing one
poetic flight after another.”
The New York Times, 2013
Opus 19/The Dreamer
“The elegant Ebe is one to watch.” The Globe and Mail, 2014
“Ebe’s Albrecht encapsulated the youth without trace of
malice. His remorse in Act II was tender and heart-felt, conveyed through
dancing that was beautifully phrased to express his emotional pain.” Dancing