Stephanie Hutchison

Principal Character Artist

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Stephanie Hutchison was born in Kitchener, Ontario and trained at Canada’s National Ballet School. Ms. Hutchison danced with Ottawa Ballet and Ballet BC before joining The National Ballet of Canada’s Corps de Ballet in 1997. She was promoted to Second Soloist in 2000, First Soloist in 2003 and Principal Character Artist in 2015.

“As Lady Capulet, Stephanie Hutchison follows a long line of dramatic ballerinas who have found just the right note of nobility overlying a fragile interior.”
The Globe and Mail

Stephanie’s repertoire includes the Stepsister and Fairy Godmother in Cinderella, Myrtha, Queen of the Wilis in Giselle, Lady Capulet in Romeo and Juliet, Queen of Hearts in Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, Wench and The Queen in Swan Lake, School Mistress in Pinocchio, The Lilac Fairy and Carabosse in The Sleeping Beauty, Madge in La Sylphide and Countess in Nijinsky. Her repertoire also includes featured roles in The Four Seasons, The Man in Black, Emergence, Cacti, The Nutcracker, Don Quixote, The Seagull, The Four Temperaments, The Contract (The Pied Piper), The Winter’s Tale, A Streetcar Named Desire, Hamlet, Serenade, Jewels, The Second Detail, 24 Preludes by Chopin and West Side Story Suite.

In 2008, Stephanie danced in A Delicate Battle at San Francisco Ballet’s 75th Anniversary Gala and participated in the 75th anniversary of The Royal Ballet in London in 2006, dancing in the world premiere of Matjash Mrozewski’s C.V.

Quick Facts

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


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 Hutchinson gives us a highly feminine season rich and ripe”

— Toronto Sun