Xiao Nan Yu's 22 Brilliant Years
June 18, 2019
Principal Dancer Xiao Nan Yu retires from the stage after 22 brilliant years with The National Ballet of Canada with one of her best-known roles, Hanna Glawari in The Merry Widow. Ms. Yu’s farewell performances take place on Wednesday, June 19 and Saturday June 22 at 7:30 pm. The National Ballet will honour her at the Saturday evening performance.
“Nan is loved by the entire company and her presence will be deeply missed. She has always brought such a calm confidence into the studio and has been a role model for so many dancers during her time here. I will miss her generosity both inside the studio and out,” said Artistic Director Karen Kain.
The Merry Widow is onstage June 19 – 23, 2019. Xiao Nan Yu will perform the lead role of Hanna Glawari on Wednesday, June 19 and Saturday, June 22 at 7:30 pm. The company will honour Ms. Yu at the Saturday evening performance.