in Fort Collins, Colorado,
Rebekah Rimsay trained at Canada’s
National Ballet School.
After graduating in 1990, Ms. Rimsay joined The National Ballet of Canada and
was promoted to First Soloist in 1998. In 2012, she was promoted to Principal
Rimsay’s repertoire includes Onegin, The Sleeping Beauty, Swan Lake, The Nutcracker, Giselle,
Don Quixote, La Fille mal gardée, The Merry Widow, Washington Square, Apollo, Jewels and Serenade.
Rimsay danced in the world premiere of Romeo
and Juliet by Alexei Ratmansky as well the North American premiere of Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland. She also
performed in the company premieres of the weight of absence, West Side Story Suite,
In the Night, Rooster
and 24 Preludes by Chopin.
has created a number of featured roles in works by James Kudelka, including An Italian Straw Hat, Cinderella, The Contract (The Pied Piper),
The Firebird and The Four Seasons.
2010, Ms. Rimsay was the recipient of the William Marrié Award for Dramatic Achievement
for Carabosse in The Sleeping Beauty.
“From their first entrance on stage to the final curtain calls, the stepsisters
almost steal the show with their over the top antics… Rimsay has perfected the
role since dancing in the premiere in 2004. Her comic timing is spot-on and her
facial expressions priceless.”
Danceview Times, 2010
“Gilding the lily is the tavern dancer
Rebekah Rimsay who seduces with her castanets.”
The Globe and Mail, 2011
The Sleeping Beauty
"And as evil fairies go, the ever-versatile
Rebekah Rimsay, debuting as Carabosse, shows she can play the mean card with
The National Post, 2006