Stephanie Hutchison

Principal Character Artist

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Quick Facts

Born: Kitchener, Ontario
Trained: Canada’s National Ballet School
Joined: 1997
Principal Character Artist since: 2015

 

Five Things to Know

  1. 1Stephanie excels in the dramatic and contemporary ballets. Some of her roles have been the Stepsister and Fairy Godmother in Cinderella, Myrtha, Queen of the Wilis in Giselle, Lady Capulet in Romeo and Juliet, the Lilac Fairy and Carabosse in The Sleeping Beauty, Dark Angel in Serenade and Autumn Woman in The Four Seasons.
     
  2. 2In 2020, she celebrated her 25th anniversary with the company. Before joining The National Ballet of Canada as a Corps de Ballet member in 1997, Stephanie danced with Ottawa Ballet and Ballet BC.
     
  3. 3Stephanie has enjoyed a long and successful career with the company. She was promoted to Second Soloist in 2000, First Soloist in 2003 and Principal Character Artist in 2015. In 2019 she became the company’s Pointe Shoe Manager and Assistant Ballet Mistress.
     
  4. 4Stephanie performed in the 75th anniversary celebrations for two international ballet companies: The Royal Ballet, dancing the world premiere of Matjash Mrozewski’s C.V., and San Francisco Ballet, performing Mrozewski’s, A Delicate Battle. Other galas and festivals include Toronto and Vancouver’s Dancers For Life, San Francisco Ballet’s United We Dance and Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival.
     
  5. 5Humanitarian causes are important to Stephanie. She has two foster children through Plan International Canada, is a member of Amnesty International, The Council of Canadians and ACT. Stephanie has also participated in Holland Bloorview’s Capes for Kids.

 

Favourite Ballets

  1. 1The Sleeping Beauty
     
  2. 2The Man In Black
     
  3. 3Giselle
     
  4. 4Emergence
     
  5. 5Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland

 

Reviews

Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland
“Stephanie Hutchison as the Queen of Hearts was hilarious. Her spoof of the Rose Adagio was broad enough to elicit belly laughs even from those who never saw Sleeping Beauty.”
—  Dance Magazine

The Sleeping Beauty
“Stephanie Hutchison’s regal Lilac Fairy… glided seamlessly along the stage.”
— DanceView

The Four Seasons
“As Autumn, Stephanie Hutchison gives us a highly feminine season rich and ripe.”
— Toronto Sun