Chelsy Meiss

Chelsy Meiss 14/15 Photo Credits

Chelsy Meiss. Photo by Aleksandar Antonijevic.


Chelsy Meiss was born in Melbourne, Australia and trained at Karen Curlis School of Dance, Thelma Williams School of Dance, The Victorian College of The Arts and The Australian Ballet School in Melbourne. Ms. Meiss danced with San Diego Ballet before joining The National Ballet of Canada’s Corps de Ballet in 2008 and was promoted to Second Soloist in 2011.  

Ms. Meiss’ repertoire includes the role of Juliet in the world premiere of Romeo and Juliet by Alexei Ratmansky, Queen of Hearts in Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, Russian and Spanish Princess in Swan Lake, Petal and Twig in Cinderella and Second, Third and Fifth Fairy in The Sleeping Beauty, Bee and Sheep in The Nutcracker and Spring in The Four Seasons. She has also danced roles in Giselle, Onegin, Don Quixote, La Fille mal gardée, Nijinsky, The Four Temperaments, Carmen, Symphony in C, Opus 19/The Dreamer, In The Upper Room, West Side Story Suite, Russian Seasons and Chroma. Recently, Ms. Meiss danced the lead in the North American premiere of Spectre de la Rose by Marco Goecke and the world premiere of ... black night’s bright day ... choreographed by James Kudelka.  

In 2009, she was awarded the Patron Award of Merit by the Patrons' Council Committee of The National Ballet of Canada.  

Chelsy Meiss is sponsored through Dancers First by Diana St. B. Weatherall. 


Romeo and Juilet 
“Chelsey Meiss… danc[ed] with passionate abandon.” Dance International, 2012

The Seagull 
“Chelsy Meiss and Noah Long were extremely impressive as the estate manager’s daughter and her fiance, the bookish Medvedenko. With her flaming red hair and lovely lines, Meiss, an Australian import, is a young soloist to watch in the company.”
The Ottawa Citizen, 2012