Xiao Nan Yu's 22 Brilliant Years
June 18, 2019

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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.

Xiao Nan Yu – 22 Brilliant Years


“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.

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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.

 

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