Hannah Fischer

First Soloist

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Hannah Fischer was born in New York City, New York and trained at Canada’s National Ballet School. She joined The National Ballet of Canada as a RBC Apprentice in 2012 and was promoted to First Soloist in 2017.

Most recently, Ms. Fischer made her debut as Mother/The Queen of Hearts in Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland. She has danced such lead roles as Odette/Odile in Swan Lake, Snow Queen in The Nutcracker, Hermione in The Winter’s Tale, Blue Fairy in Pinocchio, Myrtha, Queen of the Wilis in Giselle, Principal Fairy and Diamond Lady in The Sleeping Beauty, Stepsister, Twig and Petal in Cinderella, Tall Girl in Rubies, Autumn in The Four Seasons and the female lead in Carousel (A Dance) and Paz de la Jolla. Ms. Fischer’s repertoire includes Onegin, Nijinsky, Anna Karenina, The Merry Widow, Le Petit Prince, La Sylphide, Manon, The Dream, Paquita, The Four Temperaments, Symphony #9, Opus 19/The Dreamer, The Concert, The Vertiginous Thrill of Exactitude, Approximate Sonata 2016, Emergence, Being and Nothingness, Night, The Dreamers Ever Leave You and The Sea Above, The Sky Below.

"Hannah Fischer, though only twenty-two and still two slots below the rank of principal dancer, took the role in the first cast. She managed to make her character's nobility sexy."
The New Yorker

In 2016, Ms. Fischer was awarded the Rolex Dancers First Award for her role as Hermione in The Winter's Tale. In 2015 she was awarded the Patron Award of Merit and won The Eleventh International Competition for The Erik Bruhn Prize. She received the RBC Emerging Artist Apprentice Award in 2013.

Hannah Fischer is sponsored through Dancers First by an anonymous donor.

Quick Facts

Born: New York City, New York
Trained: Canada’s National Ballet School
Joined: 2012
First Soloist since: 2017


The Winter's Tale
“Hannah Fischer, opening night’s Hermione, glowed with a pure inner light as she defended her innocence with carefully calibrated and poignantly expressive arabesque turns.”
— Toronto Star

Paz de la Jolla
“Her every movement conveys precise placement cocooned with lyrical grace. Fischer truly is beauty in motion, and a major star in the making.”
— Ludwig Van Toronto

The Concert
“Hannah Fischer, clearly a talented comedic actress, is pitch-perfect and enchanting as the earnest, drama-loving ingenue”
— The Globe and Mail