Digital Donor Events

Digital Donor Events

Join Us Online

Engage more deeply with The National Ballet of Canada and hear from the dancers you love. We are thrilled to be taking you behind-the-scenes from the comfort of your own home with a series of digital events created especially for you. Please RSVP to events via My Account or email and you will be sent instructions on how to attend and interact. 

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Upcoming Events
Inspired to Dance... with Guillaume Côté and Yannick Nézet-Séguin
Tuesday, April 13, 2021, 5:30 pm ET
All Donors
Principal Dancer and Choreographic Associate Guillaume Côté talks with Yannick Nézet-Séguin and Etienne Lavigne about their collaboration, "A Shared Solitude", for the Festival des Arts de Saint-Sauveur's 2020 season.
To be filmed remotely and adhering to safety protocols.
Live from the Studio: Dancer Class
Postponed / New Date To Be Confirmed
All Donors
Watch the dancers live from Prima Studio as they prepare for the day with their daily class, part of the National Ballet's celebration of International Dance Day.
 


Please note that all events, dates and times are subject to change.

Learn more about the great dance you love

Inspired to Dance...
Join a National Ballet dancer as he or she speaks with a colleague at another company.

All About 
Our moderator and guest speakers will go in-depth on specific topics to give you a complete understanding of various aspects of the company.

Town Hall
Join Artistic Director Karen Kain and Executive Director Barry Hughson for an update on The National Ballet of Canada.


Past Events
All About: YOU dance
Thursday, July 16, 2020
All donors and Volunteer Committee
Moderator: Manager, Education and Community Engagement Lisa Robinson
Speakers: Lindsay Fischer, Artistic Director, YOU dance/Principal Ballet Master, Corps de Ballet member Noah Parets and Judith Elaine, Co-Founder, Project Autism
 
Inspired to Dance... with Steven McRae
Thursday, August 6, 2020
All donors
Moderator: Artist-in-Residence Greta Hodgkinson
Special Guest: Steven McRae, Principal of The Royal Ballet
All About: Principal Character Artists
Tuesday, August 18, 2020
All donors
Speakers: Principal Character Artists Alejandra Perez-Gomez and Rebekah Rimsay
Town Hall
Monday, August 31, 2020
All donors
With Executive Director Barry Hughson and Artistic Director Karen Kain

 
Expansive Dances Watch Party
Wednesday, September 9, 2020
All donors
Moderator: Choreographic Associate Robert Binet
Special Guests: Choreographic Associate and Principal Dancer Guillaume Côté and Principal Dancer Heather Ogden, First Soloist Spencer Hack, Choreographic Associate Alysa Pires and Second Soloist Christopher Gerty

 
Inspired to Dance... with Yuan Yuan Tan
Wednesday, September 23, 2020
All donors
Moderator: First Soloist Koto Ishihara
Special Guest: Yuan Yuan Tan, Principal Dancer, San Francisco Ballet
Turnout at the (Home) Barre
Thursday, September 24, 2020
Turnout
Host: Corps de Ballet member Selene Guerrero-Trujillo
With Corps de Ballet members Clare Peterson and Trygve Cumpston
 
Inspired to Dance... with Larissa Gerszke
Thursday, October 15, 2020
All donors
Moderator: First Soloist Donald Thom
Special Guest: Larissa Gerszke, Complexions Contemporary Ballet
Wellness Series: Aging with Confidence
Tuesday, October 20, 2020
All donors
Presented by Marion York
Please visit the Wellness Series webpage for more information.

 
Wellness Series: Preparing for Your Estate Planning Expedition
Tuesday, October 27, 2020
All donors
Presented by Yeti Agnew
Please visit the Wellness Series webpage for more information.


 
Wellness Series: Your Financial Health in Pandemic Times
Tuesday, November 3, 2020
All donors
Presented by Karen Sparks
Please visit the Wellness Series webpage for more information.

 
Inspired to Dance... with Stella Abrera & Sascha Radetsky
Wednesday, November 4, 2020 | 7:30 pm ET
All donors
Moderator: Principal Dancer Brendan Saye
Special Guests: Stella Abrera and Sascha Radetsky, American Ballet Theatre


 
Wellness Series: Income Tax Reduction and Estate Tax Elimination
Tuesday, November 10, 2020
All donors
Presented by Keith Thomson
Please visit the Wellness Series webpage for more information about the session.


 
Donor Town Hall
Wednesday, November 18, 2020
All donors
With Executive Director Barry Hughson and Artistic Director Karen Kain
The company's leaders will provide updates about our artists, our current creative projects, the impact of cancelling the 2020/21 season and the launch of the Together for Ballet campaign.
 
Nutcracker @ Home: DIY Wreaths
Thursday, December 3, 2020
Friends' Corps, Facebook Live
With Rachael Bestard, Couronne D’Or Wreaths
Local artist Rachael Bestard will lead you through a DIY project to create a Nutcracker-themed wreath.
For more information about the Friends' Corps Facebook Group, please email friendscorps@national.ballet.ca.

 
Inspired to Dance... with Calvin Royal III
Monday, December 7, 2020
All donors
Moderator: Principal Dancer Brendan Saye
Special Guests: Calvin Royal III, Principal Dancer, American Ballet Theatre


 
Watch Dancers Live in Company Class
Tuesday, December 8, 2020
Patrons’ Council
With Associate Artistic Director Christopher Stowell
Enjoy a livestream ballet class with remarks and insights about how the company has adjusted to train safely under socially distanced conditions.
 
Watch Dancers Live in Company Class
Tuesday, December 8, 2020
Welcoming new donors
With Associate Artistic Director Christopher Stowell
Enjoy a livestream ballet class with remarks and insights about how the company has adjusted to train safely under socially distanced conditions.

 
Watch Dancers Live in Company Class
Wednesday, December 9, 2020
Friends' Corps
With Associate Artistic Director Christopher Stowell
Enjoy a livestream ballet class with remarks and insights about how the company has adjusted to train safely under socially distanced conditions.
 
Watch Dancers Live in Company Class
Thursday, December 10, 2020
Patrons' Council
With Associate Artistic Director Christopher Stowell
Enjoy a livestream ballet class with remarks and insights about how the company has adjusted to train safely under socially distanced conditions.

 
Orchestra Rehearsal Livestream
Saturday, December 12, 2020
Music Circle
David Briskin and members of the National Ballet Orchestra will rehearse Traces by David Bontemps, the music selected by Kevin A. Ormsby for his new work, Trase Pa, followed by a Q&A.
 
Inside The Nutcracker
Tuesday, December 15, 2020
Patrons' Council
Artists of the Ballet give you the inside scoop on what it's like to perform some of the most memorable roles and scenes in The Nutcracker in this special presentation of excerpts from the holiday classic.

 
Concept to Curtain
Thursday, March 4, 2021
All donors
Moderator: Associate Artistic Director Christopher Stowell
With First Soloist Tanya Howard, First Soloist Ben Rudisin, Soul Choreographer Jera Wolfe, Director of Production Barney Bayliss, Director Karolina Kuras
Join us for a discussion about creating and directing ballet specifically for film, as the National Ballet produces new works for the Spotlight Series.

 
Live in Rehearsal: Soul
Monday, March 22, 2021
The Producers' Circle
Watch the dancers live in rehearsal for the world premiere of Soul by Jera Wolfe.
Live in Rehearsal: Apollo
Tuesday, March 23, 2021
All Donors
Watch the dancers live in rehearsal as they prepare to film Apollo by George Balanchine for Spotlight Series.
 
Live in Rehearsal: The Sleeping Beauty
Wednesday, March 24, 2021
All Donors
Watch the dancers live in rehearsal as they prepare to film variations from The Sleeping Beauty by Rudolf Nureyev for Spotlight Series.