Hope Muir Announces 2022/23 Season Roster

13 New Corps de Ballet Members
Seven New RBC Apprentices

July 18, 2022… Hope Muir, Joan and Jerry Lozinski Artistic Director of The National Ballet of Canada, today announced the 2022/23 season roster which features 13 new Corps de Ballet members and seven new RBC Apprentices.

“I am thrilled to welcome 13 new dancers to the Corps de Ballet and seven new Apprentices to The National Ballet of Canada in my inaugural season,” said Muir. “With many key retirements and attrition following the pandemic it was important to me to bring the company back to its full complement of artists as we embark on an exciting new season. These talented young dancers come from across Canada, the US, UK, France, Italy,  Australia, Taiwan, South Korea and Argentina. Their collective experience will bring both energy and excitement to the National Ballet and I am so looking forward to working with them in the studio.”

As previously announced, four dancers are promoted in the 2022/23 season: Genevieve Penn Nabity to Principal Dancer, Christopher Gerty to First Soloist and Selene Guerrero-Trujillo and Tirion Law to Second Soloist.

Joining the Corps de Ballet from the RBC Apprentice Programme are Ross Allen, Nina Gentes, Albjon Gjorllaku, Sophie Lee, Arielle Miralles and Christopher Waters.

New dancers joining the Corps de Ballet are Isabelle Bratt, Emerson Dayton, Josh Hall, Keaton Leier, McKhayla Pettingill, David Preciado and Arianna Soleti.

New dancers joining the RBC Apprentice Programme are Ethan Clarisey, Isabella Kinch, Hamish Lowe, Jordan Micallef, Keira Sanford, Yi-Min Tsung and Taïs Vinolo.

Biographies and Complete Roster >

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BMO Financial Group presents the 2022/23 Season.

The RBC Apprentice Programme is sponsored by The RBC Emerging Artists Project.

The National Ballet of Canada’s Education and Community Engagement programmes are generously supported by the Anna McCowan-Johnson Dance Accessibility Fund at The National Ballet of Canada, Endowment Foundation.

Christopher Gerty is sponsored through Dancers First by Ms. Nancy Viner & Dr. Raymond Stein.

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 Toronto Arts Council; the Government of Canada – Department of Canadian Heritage, through The Honourable Pablo Rodriguez, Minister of Canadian Heritage and Multiculturalism; and the Government of Ontario through The Honourable Neil Lumsden, Minister of Tourism, Culture and Sport.

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