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Selene Guerrero-Trujillo and Naoya Ebe Welcome a Daughter

January 29, 2018

The National Ballet of Canada today announced that Corps de Ballet member Selene Guerrero-Trujillo and Principal Dancer Naoya Ebe welcomed their daughter Luna Ebe Guerrero, born January 26, 2018 at Toronto Birth Centre.

Born in Mexico City, Mexico, Ms. Guerrero-Trujillo trained at The National Ballet School of Mexico and Canada’s National Ballet School where Tokyo-born Mr. Ebe also trained. Ms. Guerrero-Trujillo and Mr. Ebe both joined the National Ballet in 2007 and were married in 2017.

Ms. Guerrero-Trujillo’s repertoire includes Bee in The Nutcracker, Second Fairy in The Sleeping Beauty, Hungarian Princess in Swan Lake, Blossom in Cinderella and Pas de Quatre in Giselle. Mr. Ebe has been a Principal Dancer since 2015 and has danced such roles as Romeo in Romeo and Juliet, Albrecht in Giselle, Prince Florimund in The Sleeping Beauty, Knave of Hearts in Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland and Prince Charming in Cinderella.

Mr. Ebe next appears with the company during the Winter Season at the Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts in Made In Canada, featuring Choreographic Associate Robert Binet’s The Dreamers Ever Leave You, James Kudelka’s The Four Seasons and Crystal Pite’s Emergence, February 28 – March 4, 2018. Mr. Ebe will also reprise his role as Prince Florimund in The Sleeping Beauty, March 8 – 18, 2018. 

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Thomson Reuters presents Made in Canada.

The Sleeping Beauty presented by Porsche Cars Canada Ltd.

Lead philanthropic support for The Dreamers Ever Leave You is provided by The Volunteer Committee of The National Ballet of Canada 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, The Thor E. and Nicole Eaton Family Charitable Foundation, Sandra Faire & Ivan Fecan, Kevin & Roger Garland, Emmanuelle Gattuso, C.M. and Allan Slaight, C.M., Ira Gluskin & Maxine Granovsky Gluskin, 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.

The Four Seasons is a gift from The Volunteer Committee, The National Ballet of Canada.

Emergence is generously supported by Gail Hutchison.

The Sleeping Beauty is made possible by generous contributions from Margaret Fleck & Jim Fleck, C.C., The Catherine and Maxwell Meighen Foundation, Sandra Pitblado & Jim Pitblado, C.M., Gretchen Ross and Nancy Pencer & Michael Benjamin.

Naoya Ebe is sponsored through Dancers First by Gretchen Ross.

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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