Naoya Ebe

Naoya Ebe 14/15 Photo Credits

Naoya Ebe. Photo by Aleksandar Antonijevic.


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, The 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 Mori.  

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 Times, 2013