Delve Deeper



Margaret Atwood and Wayne McGregor for MADDADDAM. Photo by Christopher Wahl.

Margaret Atwood Q&A >
Canadian writer Margaret Atwood casts a sharp eye on world events and human behaviour, envisioning consequences that are extraordinary but also plausible, sometimes frighteningly so.

Dramaturg Uzma Hameed >
“Working together as a creative team, our challenge is to approach literature through the expressive possibilities of choreography and staging... It’s about tapping into the world of the book and the feeling of reading it – and rendering them in an alternative language.”


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Emerson Dayton and Josh Hall. Photos by Karolina Kuras.

Meet Our Newest Dancers

Josh Hall Q&A >
Learn about Josh's favourite ballet, how many siblings he has, what he thinks of breakfast and what he does in his spare time ("Being new to Toronto, I love exploring the city.").

Emerson Dayton Q&A >
"I’d say [the best thing about being a dancer is] the teamwork that is so necessary amongst the dancers... I appreciate it every time we get to perform together."

Ross Allen Q&A >
"Looking through the profiles of the dancers and seeing how beautiful and talented they are made me want to be a part of The National Ballet of Canada."

Isabelle Bratt Q&A>
"To come into the studio every day and give your best no matter what is not only more rewarding but also feeds into the energy for everyone in the room."


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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

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

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.

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