Born: Saskatoon, Saskatchewan
Trained: Place des Arts in Coquitlam, British Columbia and Canada's National Ballet School
First Soloist since: 2021
Jeannine Haller is sponsored through Dancers First by Devida & Derek Smith.
Five Things to Know
- 1Jeannine’s repertoire includes Giselle, one of her favourite ballets and the first one she saw The National Ballet of Canada perform live.
- 2She performs a wide repertoire of classical and contemporary ballets, including Swan Lake, Romeo and Juliet, Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, The Vertiginous Thrill of Exactitude, Piano Concerto #1, Angels’ Atlas and Paz de la Jolla.
- 3Jeannine’s favourite roles she has performed include Princess Aurora in The Sleeping Beauty, Bee in The Nutcracker and Russian Girl in Serenade.
- 4In 2019, Jeannine represented the National Ballet in The International Competition for The Erik Bruhn Prize alongside Principal Dancer Siphesihle November. The pair performed a pas de deux from La Sylphide at the company’s Mad Hot Ballet gala the same year.
- 5Jeannine grew up in Vancouver, BC, and left home in grade 11 to attend Canada’s National Ballet School.
- 4The Four Seasons
- 5Angels' Atlas
Jeannine Haller was born in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan and trained at Place des Arts in Coquitlam, British Columbia and Canada’s National Ballet School. Jeannine joined The National Ballet of Canada as a RBC Apprentice in 2015 and was promoted to First Soloist in 2021.
Most recently, Jeannine danced in the Canadian premieres of David Dawson’s Anima Animus and Alonzo King’s The Collective Agreement. Her repertoire includes Princess Aurora in The Sleeping Beauty, Polyhymnia in Apollo, Neapolitan Princess and Pas de Trois in Swan Lake, Russian Girl in Serenade and Third Movement Principal in Concerto. She has also danced roles in Swan Lake, Romeo and Juliet, Giselle, The Nutcracker, Cinderella, Onegin, Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, The Winter’s Tale, Nijinsky, Anna Karenina, The Merry Widow, A Streetcar Named Desire, Pinocchio, La Sylphide, The Dream, Paquita, The Four Seasons, The Vertiginous Thrill of Exactitude, Piano Concerto #1, The Concert, Cacti, Emergence, Angels’ Atlas, Etudes, Chaconne, Symphony in C, Paz de la Jolla, Frame by Frame, Orpheus Alive and On Solid Ground.
In 2019, Jeannine represented the National Ballet in The International Competition for The Erik Bruhn Prize. In 2016, she was awarded the RBC Apprentice Award