Emma Ouellet

Corps de Ballet

Emma Ouellet

Emma Ouellet. Photo by Karolina Kuras.

Quick Facts

Born: London, Ontario
Trained: Canada’s National Ballet School
Joined: 2020

Corps de Ballet since: 2022


Five Things to Know

  1. 1As a student, Emma had the opportunity to participate in summer intensives in Miami, Boston and Hamburg. Through these experiences, her perspectives on dance training, style and ballet culture were enriched. 
  2. 2She originated the lead role in Jera Wolfe’s Arise, performed as part of Canada’s National Ballet School’s Spring Showcase in 2019. This experience further fuelled her passion for contemporary work and the creative process.
  3. 3In the fall of 2021, Emma performed for the first time with the National Ballet in Balanchine’s Serenade. She grew up inspired by watching the company perform and her first performance on the Four Seasons Centre stage was a moment she will never forget.
  5. 4As an Apprentice, she had the opportunity to perform in an original piece, Rêverie, choreographed by former Principal Dancer Brendan Saye, as part of the YOU dance livestream viewed by thousands of students across Canada.
  7. 5Emma’s favourite thing outside of ballet is spending time with her family and friends. She also enjoys skiing, baking, jewelry making and searching on Pinterest for fun DIY projects.


Favourite Ballets

  1. 1Onegin
  2. 2Romeo and Juliet 
  3. 3Giselle 
  4. 4Angels’ Atlas
  6. 5Alice's Adventure in Wonderland 


Learn More

Ballet News+: 20 Questions With Emma Ouellet




Marijan Bayer Award in 2015
Peter Dwyer Award in 2019
Jeffrey Kirk Award