Sharing the Stage

The National Ballet of Canada is excited to be connecting with our colleagues in the Toronto dance community. We invite artists we have worked with through CreativAction, In Studio and our community engagement programmes to dance with us on our digital stage. Take the class, alongside a National Ballet dancer, and learn some new moves together.


Roger Sinha and Spencer HackIntroduction to Sinha Technique
Join Roger Sinha, Artistic Director and Founder of Sinha Danse, to learn the Sinha Danse technique deeply influenced by contemporary dance and the classical Indian dance. First Soloist Spencer Hack will join Roger for a Q&A following the class.

Ashley Perez and Jordana DaumecClass with Colours
Co-Artistic Director of Mix Mix Dance Collective, Teacher, Dancer and Choreographer, Ashley Colours Perez invites you to learn Whacking, a style of street dance that emphasizes the use of arms and hands! Watch the Q&A with First Soloist Jordana Daumec, who joins Ashley after the class.

Carmen Romero and Alejandra Perez-GomezFlamenco Dance
Join Carmen Romero, Artistic Director of Compañía Carmen Romero Flamenco Dance Arts, to learn about the art of flamenco dance. Principal Character Artist Alejandra Perez-Gomez will join Carmen for a Q&A following the class.


Meryam Alaoui and Sonia RodriguezFluid Body Dancing
Join Meryem Alaoui, Artistic Director of Jasad Dance Projects, for some movement therapy, followed by a Q&A with Principal Dancer Sonia Rodriguez who joins Meryam after the class.

Naomi Martin and Skylar CampbellIntro to Powwow Fusion
Join Naomi Martin of Tribal Vision Dance for some introductory First Nations Powwow dance moves, joined by Principal Dancer Skylar Campbell for a Q&A following the class.

Sarah Robichaud and Rebekah RimsayDancing with Seniors
Join Executive Director and Founder of Dancing with Parkinson’s Canada Sarah Robichaud for Dancing with Seniors with Principal Character Artist Rebekah Rimsay.


Bare Nerve with Jillian VanstoneFear-Free Improv
Join Toronto-based dancers and choreographers Emma Kerson and Jane-Alison McKinney of Bare Nerve for Fear-Free Improv with Principal Dancer Jillian Vanstone.

Shavar Blackwood - InstagramBeginner Hip Hop
Join Shavar Blackwood with In Studio Director Kate Kernaghan for beginner Hip Hop.

Little Pear Garden Dance Company with Tirion LawChinese Folk Dance
Join Artistic Director of Little Pear Garden Dance Company Emily Cheung and dancers Jiapei Ma and Sebastian Bash Hirtenstein with Corps de Ballet member Tirion Law to learn a Chinese folk dance.


Jezreel Vazquez with Antonella MartinelliMexican Hat Dance
Learn the “Jarabe Tapatio”, also known as the Mexican Hat Dance with Artistic Director of Puro Mexico Ballet Jezreel Vazquez and dancers Martin Velazquez and Emilia Avila with Corps de Ballet member Antonella Martinelli.

Alyssa Martin with Selene Guerrero-TrujilloMood-Boosting Dance Class
Join choreographer and Artistic Director of Rock Bottom Movement Alyssa Martin for a Mood-Boosting dance class with Corps de Ballet member Selene Guerrero-Trujillo.

Unmesh Salunkhe with Jack BertinshawBeginner Bollywood
Join Unmesh Salunkhe of Shiamak Toronto for Beginner Bollywood with First Soloist Jack Bertinshaw.


Kevin A. Ormsby with Tanya HowardIntro to Afro-Contemporary
Join Artistic Director of KasheDance, Kevin A. Ormsby, for Intro to Afro-Contemporary with First Soloist Tanya Howard.