Born: Champaign, Illinois
Trained: Champaign-Urbana Ballet Academy in Illinois and Canada’s National Ballet School
Second Soloist Since: 2015
Kathryn Hosier is sponsored through Dancers First by Donna Meyers & Doug Richmond.
Five Things to Know
- 1Kathryn was born in Champaign, Illinois and later moved to Toronto to attend Canada’s National Ballet School. She started as an RBC Apprentice in 2009 and entered the Corps de Ballet just six months later.
- 2In 2014, she was chosen from the Corps de Ballet to perform the female lead in the North American premiere of Marco Goecke’s Le Spectre de la Rose, partnered by Choreographic Associate and Principal Dancer Guillaume Côté.
- 3Kathryn worked closely with Guillaume Côté on two of his ballets, creating soloist roles in No. 24 and Being and Nothingness, a ballet she performed in Moscow and St. Petersburg in 2018 as part of the company’s first Russian tour.
- 4Her repertoire of soloist roles includes Principal Fairy and First Fairy in The Sleeping Beauty, First Theme in The Four Temperaments, Twig and The Stepsister in Cinderella, Spanish Princess in Swan Lake and La Rose in Le Petit Prince.
- Kathryn performs in many classical and contemporary works, including Romeo and Juliet, Giselle, Onegin, Manon, Serenade, Apollo, The Second Detail, Piano Concerto #1, Genus, Angels’ Atlas, Paz de la Jolla and Unearth.
Kathryn Hosier was born in Champaign, Illinois and trained at the Champaign-Urbana Ballet Academy in Illinois and Canada’s National Ballet School. She joined The National Ballet of Canada as a RBC Apprentice in 2009 and was promoted to Second Soloist in 2015.
Kathryn’s repertoire includes Principal Fairy and First Fairy in The Sleeping Beauty, First Theme in The Four Temperaments, Twig and The Stepsister in Cinderella, La Rose in Le Petit Prince, the female leads in Spectre de la Rose and No. 24 and a soloist role in Being and Nothingness. She has also danced in Swan Lake, Romeo and Juliet, The Nutcracker, Onegin, Don Quixote, Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, The Winter’s Tale, La Fille mal Gardée, La Sylphide, Nijinsky, Anna Karenina, The Merry Widow, Hamlet, Manon, The Seagull, Pinocchio, A Streetcar Named Desire, West Side Story Suite, Theme and Variations, Opus 19/The Dreamer, Serenade, Symphony in C, Apollo, The Dream, The Four Seasons, The Second Detail, Rubies, Carousel (A Dance), Elite Syncopations, Piano Concerto #1, Genus, Emergence, Angels’ Atlas, Concerto, Paz de la Jolla, Paquita, Frame by Frame and Unearth.
Kathryn received the Peter Dwyer Award as well as the Erik Bruhn Award in 2009 while a student at Canada’s National Ballet School.