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Rena Butler

Rena Butler. Photo by Jacob Jonas.

Strings for Spring – The Music of March >
“The musical pieces for this triple bill complement and contrast each other thoughtfully and intentionally. It’s a great programme to welcome spring.," says David Briskin, Music Director and Principal Conductor.

David Dawson & Anima Animus >
"In Anima Animus we are looking at the idea of opposition, between unity and individualism, form and emotion, or architecture and humanity."

A World Premiere by Rena Butler >
"My piece explores a series of personal recollections of events and the repeated action of attempting to control, maintain, restructure and dismantle them."

Joysanne Sidimus on Symphony in C >
"For the dancers, this ballet is sheer joy – you can see it radiating in their faces. It’s Balanchine’s gift to the dancers and our audiences."


Coming Next

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Emerson Dayton and Noah Parets in rehearsal for The Erik Bruhn Prize. Photo by Karolina Kuras.

Meet the Competitors for The Erik Bruhn Prize >
Second Soloist Noah Parets, Corps de Ballet member Emerson Dayton and Choreographer Ethan Colangelo participate in the exciting international competition.


New Dancers

The National Ballet's 15 new dancers in 2022/23. Photos by Karolina Kuras.

Meet Our Newest Dancers

McKhayla Pettingill Q&A>
What does McKhayla say is the best thing about dancing? "Trying to connect or touch something in the souls of strangers through movement and emotion while being completely in the moment is an incredible and unique experience in this job."

Emma Ouellet Q&A >
"For me, dancing allows me to feel both vulnerable and brave at the same time."

Keaton Leier Q&A >
"I love spending time in nature. I am also the co-founder of Artists Climate Collective, a small non-profit organization that merges the arts with climate science."


Hope and Barry

Hope Muir and Barry Hughson. Photos by Karolina Kuras.

2022/23 Season

Sharing the Stage >
This summer's Sharing the Stage, which is the official start to the 2022/23 season, extends the National Ballet’s rich tradition of performing outdoors.

Hope Muir on the 2022/23 Season >
"I’m very proud of the experience we’re offering to our artists and audiences next season." The season will feature two world premieres, two Canadian premieres, the return of beloved classics, introduces three internationally renowned choreographers to the company and more!



Naoya Ebe and Jordana Daumec. Photo by Karolina Kuras.

Equity, Diversity and Inclusion

Existence is the Resistance >
"I am Rena Butler and I have a lot to me, more than just the colour of my skin and the parts that make up my body. I am a thinker, I'm a feeler, I'm an explorer," says the Alleged Dances choreographer in a Q&A with Tene Ward.

Dancing Black in Canada >
It's About Time, an Exhibition curated by Seika Boye, draws attention to performing artists, Black citizens, and the contexts they were dancing and living within from 1900—1970.

Artists Inspired >
From past to present artists, this Black History Month, our dancers shared their thoughts on the ballet artists who inspire them.

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