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