Friends' Corps Events

Engage more deeply with The National Ballet of Canada. In gratitude for your generosity and commitment, we are proud to invite you behind the scenes to learn more about our artists, performances and community initiatives.

Upcoming Events


 
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Heather Ogden in physical therapy. Photo by Karolina Kuras.

Among Friends: Health and Wellness

February 28, 7:30 pm ET
Online Event
All donors

Join Corps de Ballet Member Arielle Miralles and a special guest from our Health and Wellness Department for a conversation about dancer injury prevention, wellness and recovery and learn simple exercises that can be done at your desk or at home. 

RSVP to friendscorps@national.ballet.ca or RSVP via 'My Account'


 
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Donald Thom in Alice's Adventures in Wonderland. Photo by Karolina Kuras.

Dress Rehearsal: Alice's Adventures in Wonderland

Tuesday, March 5, 8:00 pm
Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts
Fouetté, Brisé, Arabesque and Grand Jeté level donors

Join us in the theatre and watch our artists put the finishing touches on Christopher Wheeldon's spectacular Alice's Adventures in Wonderland

RSVP to friendscorps@national.ballet.ca or RSVP via 'My Account'


 
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Former Principal Dancer Jillian Vanstone and Former Soloist Dylan Tedaldi in Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland. Photo by Bruce Zinger.

Backstage Tour: Alice's Adventures in Wonderland

Sunday, March 10, 9:00 am and 10:00 am time slots
Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts
Fouetté, Brisé, Arabesque and Grand Jeté level donors

Come behind the curtain for a backstage tour of the Four Seasons Centre! See the Alice sets onstage, visit the Wardrobe Room and step into the Orchestra pit.

RSVP to friendscorps@national.ballet.ca or RSVP via 'My Account'


 
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Ernest Abugov setting up for a rehearsal of Alice's Adventures in Wonderland. Photo by Aaron Vincent Elkaim.

Among Friends: A Visit with Our Production Department

Tuesday, April 16, 7:30 pm
Online Event
All donors

Friends' Corps Dancer Representative Arielle Miralles will host a conversation with Stage Manager Jeff Morris from our Production Department, in which we'll learn how a show gets to the stage and what happens backstage.

RSVP to friendscorps@national.ballet.ca or RSVP via 'My Account'


 
Svetlana Lunkina in class

Svetlana Lunkina with Artists of the Ballet in Class on World Ballet Day. Photo by Karolina Kuras. 

Coffee and Class

Friday, May 10 and Wednesday, May 14, 9:00 am
The Walter Carsen Centre for The National Ballet of Canada
All Donors

Donors are invited to our studios at the Walter Carsen Centre in Toronto, for a coffee reception followed by a viewing of the dancers in their daily company class.

RSVPs will open closer to the date.


 
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Keith Thomson

Strategies to Maximize Your Giving

Wednesday May 22, 2024, 2:00 - 3:00 pm
St. Andrew's Church, Conference Centre
All Donors

Join us for the popular presentation by Keith Thomson, an internationally recognized financial educator, author and consultant who specializes in estate and charitable tax planning. 

RSVPs will open closer to the date.


 
Jewels Dress Rehearsal

Jordana Daumec and Jenna Savella in Diamonds from Jewels. Photo by Bruce Zinger.

Dress Rehearsal: Jewels

Friday, June 14, 8:00 pm
Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts
Fouetté, Brisé, Arabesque and Grand Jeté level donors

See the final rehearsal for Jewels as the dancers, orchestra and the stage crew come together one more time before opening night. 

RSVPs will open closer to the date.

 
 

 

Note: Rehearsals subject to artist availability. All events and dates are subject to change. Additional details will be provided closer to event dates.