Svetlana Lunkina in Swan Lake. Photo by Karolina Kuras.
2021/22 Return to the Stage
Marla Pichler, Director of the Dancer Wellness Programme, shares the evolving challenges of the pandemic and the company’s preparations for a long-anticipated return to the stage.
The Costumes for Serenade
The gauzy blue tutus in George Balanchine’s Serenade add so much to the mystery and romance of the ballet that it’s hard to believe they didn’t feature in the original work.
Crystal Pite on Angels' Atlas
“In the dancing body, the unknown appears as something both familiar and extraordinary. We might possibly catch a glimpse of something eternal."
Stephanie Hutchison. Photo by Karolina Kuras.
Stephanie Hutchison Celebrates 25 Years
"As I’ve accumulated experiences both in dance and in life, my dance interpretations, artistic values, opportunities and abilities have also grown and changed."
70 for 70
We look back at an extraordinary legacy, beginning in 1951 with the company's inaugural season, as we look forward to a bright future and how we can ensure an enduring legacy.
Introducing Hope Muir
Artistic Director Designate Hope Muir will be stepping into her new role in January 2022.
Brenna Flaherty. Photo by Karolina Kuras.
Donald Thom, First Soloist >
"During our recent shows at Harbourfront Centre, I had a full moment on stage where I realized that I’m really living my lifelong dream."
Brenna Flaherty, Second Soloist >
"I am constantly reminding myself: Don’t aim to impress the coach, your peers, or even the audience. Aim to impress the material."
Naoya Ebe and Jordana Daumec. Photo by Karolina Kuras.
Equity, Diversity and Inclusion
Creating Space >
First Soloist Tanya Howard leads a discussion about creating space in the ballet world with Choreographer Kevin A. Ormsby and Corps de Ballet members Alexander Skinner and Tene Ward.
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