Larkin Miller

Second Soloist

Larkin Miller

Larkin Miller. Photo by Karolina Kuras.

Quick Facts

Born: Los Angeles, California
Trained: The School of American Ballet and American Ballet Theatre Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis School in New York City
Joined: 2016
Second Soloist Since: 2023


Five Things to Know

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  2. Larkin was active in sports as a child in his hometown of Los Angeles, playing basketball and baseball before starting in ballet. He also studied musical theatre and was inspired by the work of American dancer Bob Fosse.
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  5. He moved to New York City at 15 to pursue his dance training and joined The National Ballet of Canada as an RBC Apprentice in 2016.
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  9. He loves Christmas and The Nutcracker. Larkin dances the featured role of the Fox in James Kudelka’s staging for the National Ballet, partnering a Sheep amidst a flock of lambs.
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  12. He appears in many of the National Ballet’s classical and contemporary works, such as Swan Lake, The Sleeping Beauty, Romeo and Juliet, The Winter’s Tale, Marguerite and Armand, Angels’ Atlas, Being and Nothingness and Orpheus Alive.
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  15. In 2021, Larkin appeared in Guillaume Côté’s hugely successful immersive work Touch. 



Full Biography

Larkin Miller was born in Los Angeles, California and trained at The School of American Ballet and American Ballet Theatre Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis School in New York City, New York. Larkin joined The National Ballet of Canada as a RBC Apprentice in 2016 and was promoted to Second Soloist in 2023.

Most recently, Larkin made his debut as Peter/The Nutcracker in The Nutcracker, Prince Charming in Cinderella and Maurice Blackburn/Vincent Warren in Frame by Frame and performed in the Canadian premiere of Alonzo King’s The Collective Agreement. His repertoire includes roles in Swan Lake, The Sleeping Beauty, Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, The Winter’s Tale, Nijinsky, Anna Karenina, Romeo and Juliet, The Merry Widow, Pinocchio, A Streetcar Named Desire, MADDADDAM, Angels’ Atlas, The Dream, Serenade, Concerto, Elite Syncopations, Crepuscular, Being and Nothingness and On Solid Ground.





“Larkin Miller fits the ballet prince mould perfectly. He’s tall, handsome, tastefully virile and attentive to a partner’s needs… Larkin made the lifts if not always effortless.”
— Toronto Star

The Nutcracker
“resplendent as a cavalier.”
— The Globe and Mail

“He was a sweet and kindly Peter. His dancing expressed a gentle quality — smooth and easy, yet very accomplished, and he pulled off all the tricks a danseur noble has to do in the role. His performance was one of lyrical grace.”
— Ludwig Van