Born in Kitchener, Ontario, Stephanie Hutchison graduated from Canada’s National Ballet School. She danced with Ottawa Ballet and Ballet BC before joining The National Ballet of Canada in 1997. Ms. Hutchison was promoted to First Soloist in 2003.
Ms. Hutchison danced the role of Lady Capulet in the world premiere of Romeo and Juliet by Alexei Ratmansky and
Gertrude in the North American premiere of Hamlet by Kevin O’Day. She also performed
in the North American premiere of Alice’s
Adventures in Wonderland by Christopher Wheeldon.
Hutchison’s repertoire includes the Stepsister in Cinderella and Queen of the Wilis in Giselle as well as featured roles in The Sleeping Beauty, The
Nutcracker, Don Quixote, The Four Seasons, The Four Temperaments, The
Contract (The Pied Piper), The
Serenade, Jewels, the second detail, 24 Preludes by Chopin,West Side Story Suite, The Man in Black, Carmen and Emergence.
2010, Ms. Hutchison danced with the company in 24 Preludes by Chopin at the Cultural Olympiad at the Winter
Olympics in Vancouver.
In 2008, she danced in Delicate Battle
at San Francisco Ballet’s 75th Anniversary Gala and she participated in
anniversary of The Royal Ballet in London in 2006, dancing in the world
premiere of Matjash Mrozewski’s C.V.
Romeo and Juliet
“As Lady Capulet, Stephanie Hutchison follows a long line of
dramatic ballerinas who have found just the right note of nobility overlying a
fragile interior… Hutchison's interpretation [was a] portrait of human frailty.
The Globe and Mail, 2009
“Jiri Jelinek as
Claudius and Stephanie Hutchison as Gertrude make a strong and sexy pair and
perform some eye-popping lifts.”
The National Post, 2012
“Stephanie Hutchison as the Wench was suitably seductive and held her own against all those men until the end.”
The Globe and Mail, 2010