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Svetlana Lunkina in Swan Lake. Photo by Karolina Kuras.

2021/22 Season

Introducing Hope Muir
Artistic Director Designate Hope Muir will be stepping into her new role in January 2022.

2021/22 Season Announcement
Return to the Stage: Artistic Director Karen Kain has announced the 2021/22 Season.

2021/22 Promotions
Artistic Director Karen Kain has announced nine promotions for the 2021/22 Season.


Soul 1

Harrison James and Ben Rudisin in Soul. Photo by Paul McNulty.

Dancer Q&As

Koto Ishihara, Principal Dancer >
"Work hard – the efforts will not betray you."

Harrison James & Ben Rudisin on Soul >
"We were both really excited about dancing together because we admire each other’s partnering skills."

Kota Sato, Second Soloist >
“The best thing about being a dancer is being able to live the lives of different characters and experience their worlds and stories.”


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Svetlana Lunkina. Photo by Kiran West.

Join Us Virtually

Filming Ballet >
"There was a real sense of excitement, support and respect among the dancers, artistic staff and film crew." – Principal Dancer Sonia Rodriguez on filming The Sleeping Beauty Variations

Great Apollos >
Apollo is the kind of role that dancers aspire to perform, abundant in challenge yet still open for interpretation.

Listen to the National Ballet Orchestra >
"We created an ensemble and a musical community from individuals separated by time and distance, recreating what happens organically and naturally when an orchestra gathers and plays together." – David Briskin, Music Director and Principal Conductor



Naoya Ebe and Jordana Daumec. Photo by Karolina Kuras.

Equity, Diversity and Inclusion

Hosting Dancer Conversations on Equity, Diversity and Inclusion >
“I wanted to give each dancer a safe, confidential space to talk freely and honestly about how they’re feeling about their experiences within The National Ballet of Canada and what we want to see for the company going forward.” – First Soloist Jordana Daumec.

The Equity Project >
“There are things that just take heart, there are things that take time, there are things that take effort and there are things that take money” – Theresa Ruth Howard

Theresa Ruth Howard is a convenor and leader of the project that brought together leaders from North American ballet organizations with the purpose of increasing the presence of Blacks in ballet.

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