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.

Recently, Ms. Fischer made her debut in the role of Autumn in The Four Seasons and Diamond Lady and the First Fairy in The Sleeping Beauty. Her repertoire includes Odette/Odile in Swan Lake, Hermione in The Winter’s Tale, Snow Queen in The Nutcracker, Blue Fairy in the world premiere of Pinocchio by Will Tuckett, Myrtha, Queen of the Wilis in Giselle, Tall Girl in Rubies, Principal Fairy in The Sleeping Beauty, Stepsister and Petal in Cinderella and the female lead Carousel (A Dance). Ms. Fischer has danced in Le Petit Prince, La Sylphide, Onegin, Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, Nijinsky, Manon, The Four Temperaments, Symphony #9, Being and Nothingness, Opus 19/The Dreamer and The Concert.

"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 Ther 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.com

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