Inspired to Dance

Inspired to Dance

The National Ballet of Canada dancers connect with dancers from ballet companies around the world for in-depth chats about ballet and life as a dancer. Gain insight into what inspires and drives these artists to dance in this series.


Brendan Saye and Calvin Royal IIIBrendan Saye with Calvin Royal III
Principal Dancer Brendan Saye talks with Calvin Royal III, Principal Dancer of American Ballet Theatre.

Brendan Saye, Sascha Radetsky and Stella AbreraBrendan Saye with Stella Abrera and Sascha Radetsky
Principal Dancer Brendan Saye talks with Stella Abrera, former Principal Dancer of American Ballet Theatre, and Sascha Radetsky, Artistic Director, ABT Studio Company.

Donald Thom and Larissa GerszkeDonald Thom with Larissa Gerszke
First Soloist Donald Thom interviews Larissa Gerszke, Complexions Contemporary Ballet.


Koto Ishihara and Yuan Yuan TanKoto Ishihara with Yuan Yuan Tan
First Soloist Koto Ishihara interviews Yuan Yuan Tan, Principal Dancer, San Francisco Ballet.

Greta Hodgkinson and Steven McRaeGreta Hodgkinson with Steven McRae
Artist-in-Residence Greta Hodgkinson interviews Steven McRae, Principal Dancer with The Royal Ballet.