Ben Rudisin was born in Woodbridge, Virginia and trained at the North Carolina School of the Arts in Winston-Salem and Houston Ballet II in Texas. Mr. Rudisin joined The National Ballet of Canada as a RBC Apprentice in 2013 and became a Second Soloist in 2017.
Mr. Rudisin has danced such lead roles as Diaghilev in Nijinsky, Rothbart in Swan Lake and Prince Gremin in Onegin. His repertoire includes Paris in Romeo and Juliet, Icicle in The Nutcracker, The Mad Hatter in Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, L'Allumeur in Le Petit Prince as well as roles in The Sleeping Beauty, Cinderella, The Winter’s Tale, Giselle, Nijinsky, Manon, La Sylphide, A Streetcar Named Desire, Genus, The Concert, Being and Nothingness, Allegro Brillante, Carousel (A Dance), Cacti and Symphony #9.
Ben Rudisin is sponsored through Dancers First by an anonymous donor.
Born: Woodbridge, Virginia
Trained: North Carolina School of the Arts in Winston-Salem and Houston Ballet II in Texas
Second Soloist since: 2017
"Ben Rudisin was a haughty, vaguely menacing Diaghilev and showcased impressive strength touched with sensuality."