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Meghan Pugh

Dancer Q&As

Spencer Hack, First Soloist >
“I’m still figuring out what success means to me, but so far I’ve learned that it feels like joy.”

Ben Rudisin, First Soloist >
“It’s a new sensation for Harrison and me to partner each other. We each gained insight into how we can improve our partnering and especially how to communicate better.”

Meghan Pugh, Corps de Ballet >
“Every day in the studio I try to be completely focused and commit 100% to my work.”

 

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Svetlana Lunkina. Photo by Kiran West.

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Spotlight Series
An exciting curated programme of digital presentations featuring seven world premieres, reimaginings of existing repertoire and mini mixed programmes of excerpts from the stage. Presented as part of The National Ballet of Canada’s 2020/21 virtual season.

Robert Binet on The Dreamers Ever Leave You >
Choreographer Robert Binet discusses the sense of ephemerality that informs the stage and film versions of his ballet, as well as the principles of risk, chance and intimacy are integral to the work.

New Choreographic Voices >
Choreographers Jera Wolfe and Kevin A. Ormsby on their new works created for Spotlight Series and making their choreographic debuts with the company.

Expansive Dances
Three dance films of solos created in isolation by the company’s Choreographic Associates, Guillaume Côté, Alysa Pires and Robert Binet, the award-winning Expansive Dances is captured by acclaimed Canadian director Ben Shirinian and produced by Mr. Shirinian and Jared Cook of Lookout.

 

Together for Ballet

Selene Guerrero-Trujillo. Photo by Karolina Kuras.

Together for Ballet

Together We Excel >
Our artists continue to work with these creative opportunities to learn, excel and connect with others through music and movement.

Working Together to Protect Our Artists >
The health of our artists and staff are of paramount importance and donor support has been essential for the implementation of our COVID safety measures.

The Show Must Go On >
“We are nothing if not resilient, and we are doing everything in our power to keep ballet alive and accessible.” – Artistic Director Karen Kain

 

EDI

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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