Hannah Galway

Second Soloist

Hannah Galway

Hannah Galway. Photo by Karolina Kuras.


Hannah Galway was born in Comox, British Columbia and trained at Canada’s National Ballet School. She joined The National Ballet of Canada as a RBC Apprentice in 2017 and was promoted to Second Soloist in 2020.

Recently, Hannah performed a soloist role in the world premiere of Crystal Pite's Angels’ Atlas and the company premiere of William Forsythe's The Vertiginous Thrill of Exactitude. Her repertoire includes The Sleeping Beauty, The Nutcracker, Giselle, Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, Romeo and Juliet, Anna Karenina, The Merry Widow, The Dream, Paquita, Emergence, Petite Mort, Chaconne, Etudes, The Second Detail, The Vertiginous Thrill of Exactitude, Paz de la Jolla and Orpheus Alive.

Hannah was awarded the Patron Award of Merit in 2020 and 2019 and the RBC Emerging Artist Award in 2018.

Hannah Galway is sponsored through Dancers First by Alison & Alan Schwartz.

Quick Facts

Born: Comox, British Columbia
Trained: Canada's National Ballet School
Joined: 2017
Second Soloist since: 2020


The Vertiginous Thrill of Exactitude
“Hannah Galway is dynamite with the details of the quick allegro.”  
— The Globe and Mail

“Newcomer Hannah Galway, who just joined the corps de ballet last year … looked confident and brought attack and impressive extensions to her dancing.”  
— Dance View Times