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Svetlana Lunkina in Swan Lake. Photo by Karolina Kuras.

2021/22 Return to the Stage

Rudolf Nureyev's The Sleeping Beauty
The Sleeping Beauty holds particular significance for The National Ballet of Canada, having accelerated the company’s artistic growth at a key point in its history and bolstered its international reputation for excellence.

Life of a Sugar Plum Fairy
Read a Q&A with Principal Dancer Heather Ogden about the life of a dancer during The Nutcracker.

Together Again
When Principal Dancer Jurgita Dronina stepped onto the stage for the first time in 20 months, she knew it was a unique moment.

 

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Stephanie Hutchison. Photo by Karolina Kuras.

Company News

Video: 2021 in Review
We look back on 2021, from digital performances to a socially distanced outdoor residency at Harbourfront Centre this summer and a long-awaited return to the stage.

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
Hope Muir, Joan and Jerry Lozinski Artistic Director, stepped into her new role in January 2022.

 

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Miyoko Koyasu. Photo by Karolina Kuras.

Dancer Q&As

Miyoko Koyasu, Second Soloist >
"When I hear from audience members or co-workers that they have been inspired or moved by my dancing, I feel everything I have put into my work has been worthwhile."

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."

 

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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

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