Greta Hodgkinson Coaches Dancers of The Bolshoi Ballet in Romeo and Juliet

September 28, 2017

Principal Dancer Greta Hodgkinson is currently in Moscow, Russia, coaching dancers of The Bolshoi Ballet for the Russian premiere of Romeo and Juliet by Alexei Ratmansky, November 22 – 26, 2017 at the Bolshoi Theatre’s New Stage.

Commissioned by the National Ballet, Romeo and Juliet was created for the 65th anniversary season in 2011. The Bolshoi’s performance of Romeo and Juliet marks the first-time a company, outside of the National Ballet, will perform the acclaimed work. Ms. Hodgkinson, one of the dancers who originated the title role in the world premiere of Mr. Ratmansky’s Romeo and Juliet, is in Russia until early October.

Ms. Hodgkinson returns to Toronto to make her debut in the role of Paulina in Christopher Wheeldon’s The Winter’s Tale, set to open the 2017/18 season at the Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts, November 10—19, 2017.

In June, Ms. Hodgkinson was appointed to the Order of Ontario, the province's highest honour which recognizes individuals whose exceptional achievement in their fields have left a lasting legacy in the province, Canada and beyond. Last season Ms. Hodgkinson celebrated her 25th anniversary with the National Ballet and her 20th anniversary as a Principal Dancer, a milestone achieved by only two other dancers in the company’s history: Artistic Director Karen Kain and former Principal Dancer Veronica Tennant.

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The Winter’s Tale presented by Coty Canada.

Lead philanthropic support for The Winter’s Tale is provided by The Catherine and Maxwell Meighen Foundation, Richard M. Ivey, C.C., an anonymous friend of the National Ballet and The Producers’ Circle.

The Producers’ Circle: Gail & Mark Appel, John & Claudine Bailey, Inger Bartlett & Marshal Stearns, Susanne Boyce & Brendan Mullen, Gail Drummond & Bob Dorrance, Sandra Faire & Ivan Fecan, Kevin & Roger Garland, The William & Nona Heaslip Foundation, Rosamond Ivey, Hal Jackman Foundation, Anna McCowan-Johnson & Donald K. Johnson, O.C., Judy Korthals & Peter Irwin, Judith & Robert Lawrie, Mona & Harvey Levenstein, Jerry & Joan Lozinski, The Honourable Margaret Norrie McCain, C.C., Julie Medland, Sandra Pitblado & Jim Pitblado, C.M., Lynda & Jonas Prince, Susan Scace & Arthur Scace, C.M., Q.C., Gerald Sheff & Shanitha Kachan, Sandra Simpson and Noreen Taylor, C.M. & David Staines, C.M., O.Ont.

Lead philanthropic support for Romeo and Juliet is provided by Sandra & Jim Pitblado with additional generous support from Sandra Faire & Ivan Fecan, The Catherine & Maxwell Meighen Foundation, an anonymous friend of the National Ballet and Walter Carsen, O.C.

The National Ballet of Canada gratefully acknowledges the ongoing support of the Canada Council for the Arts; the Ontario Arts Council; the City of Toronto through the Economic Development & Culture Department; the Government of Canada РDepartment of Canadian Heritage, through the Honourable M̩lanie Joly, Minister of Canadian Heritage and Official Languages; and the Government of Ontario through the Honourable Eleanor McMahon, Minister of Tourism, Culture and Sport.

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