Naoya Ebe was born in Tokyo, Japan and trained at Canada’s National Ballet School. He joined The National Ballet of Canada in 2006 and was promoted to First Soloist in 2012.
Recently, Mr. Ebe made his debut as Albrecht in Giselle and the Knave of Hearts in Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland by Christopher Wheeldon. He also danced the role of Romeo in the world premiere of Romeo and Juliet by Alexei Ratmansky and performed in the world premieres of Pur ti Miro, Watch her and Emergence and the company premieres of Russian Seasons and West Side Story Suite.
Mr. Ebe performed the role of Colas in La Fille mal gardée and featured roles in Swan Lake and The Nutcracker. His repertoire also includes The Sleeping Beauty, The Nutcracker, Giselle, Onegin, Don Quixote, The Taming of the Shrew, The Four Temperaments, Opus 19/The Dreamer, Glass Pieces, The Four Seasons, and Elite Syncopations.
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
New York Times,
“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.”
Alice's Adventures in Wonderland
Ebe, debuting on Saturday as the Knave, made for an engagingly innocent and
endearing character, dancing with elegance and clarity in his virtuoso solos.”