Siphesihle November. Photo by Karolina Kuras.
Siphesihle November was born in Zolani, South Africa and trained at Canada’s National Ballet School. Mr. November joined The National Ballet of Canada as a member of the Corps de Ballet in 2017 and was promoted to Second Soloist in 2019.
“25 to Watch: Siphesihle November… His buoyant jump and clean lines were honed at Canada’s National Ballet School, but he possesses a charisma that comes from his early years dancing to kwaito”
Mr. November recently made his debut as Lewis Carroll/White Rabbit in Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland. He has danced such roles as Bluebird in The Sleeping Beauty and Puck in The Dream and in such ballets as The Nutcracker, The Winter’s Tale, Nijinsky, Anna Karenina, The Four Seasons, The Vertiginous Thrill of Exactitude, Emergence, Being and Nothingness, Paz de la Jolla, Night and The Dreamers Ever Leave You.
In 2019, Mr. November won The International Competition for The Erik Bruhn Prize.
Mr. November was featured in a documentary, Beyond Moving, which follows his journey from Zolani, South Africa to Canada’s National Ballet School and The National Ballet of Canada. Beyond Moving returns to Hot Docs from April 17 – 26, 2020.
Siphesihle November is sponsored through Dancers First by Jerry & Joan Lozinski.
Born: Zolani, South Africa
Trained: Canada’s National Ballet School
Joined as Corps de Ballet: 2017
Second Soloist since: 2019
The Sleeping Beauty
“With his debut as Bluebird in Rudolf Nureyev’s production of The Sleeping Beauty last spring, National Ballet of Canada corps member Siphesihle November quickly established himself as the rightful heir to one of the most challenging male parts in the classical repertoire.”
— Dance Magazine
“His Puck had a charm, buoyancy and mischievousness that made the role very much November’s own.”
— Dance International
Being and Nothingness
“Corps de ballet member Siphesihle November was brilliant in "The Sink" – an athletic solo that starts with the mundane act of shaving and ends with floor work and high flying jumps.”
— Dance View Times