Elena Lobsanova

Principal Dancer

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Elena Lobsanova was born in Moscow, Russia and trained at Canada’s National Ballet School. She joined The National Ballet of Canada in 2004 and was promoted to Principal Dancer in 2015.  

Elena Lobsanova is a perfectly delightful Alice, dancing the role with radiant technique, going beyond balletic restrictions to create a perfectly believable young girl trapped in the undertow of vivid imagination.” 
The Hamilton Spectator

Ms. Lobsanova’s principal roles include Princess Aurora in The Sleeping Beauty, Juliet in Romeo and Juliet, the title roles in Giselle, Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland and La Sylphide, The Sugar Plum Fairy and The Snow Queen in The Nutcracker, Perdita in The Winter’s Tale, Olga in Onegin, Nina in The Seagull and the Blue Fairy in the world premiere of Pinocchio. She has also danced lead roles in Swan Lake, Serenade, Theme and Variations, Apollo, Nijinsky, Chroma, Allegro Brillante, The Four Temperaments, Paquita, Genus, Approximate Sonata 2016, West Side Story Suite, Paz de la Jolla and The Dreamers Ever Leave You.

In 2014, Ms. Lobsanova received the Rolex Dancers First Award for her performance of Juliet in Romeo & Juliet and won The International Competition for The Erik Bruhn Prize in 2009. 

Meet a Dancer: Elena Lobsanova

Quick Facts

Born: Moscow, Russia
Trained: Canada’s National Ballet School
Joined: 2004
Principal Dancer since: 2015


La Sylphide
“Elena Lobsanova… exudes a natural stage magnetism… she floats spellbindingly across the stage.”
— MusicalToronto.com

Romeo and Juliet
“Lobsanova was a revelation; a tiny creature, first childlike, then earthy, then otherworldly as Juliet, she mesmerized… Lobsanova dazzled with her exquisite classical shapeliness, her amazing, strong feet, and lively acting.”
— ArtsMeme.com

The Nutcracker
“the elegant Elena Lobsanova burst onto the stage as the Snow Queen in a glistening white tutu... showcasing clean classical lines, mastered the intricate pointe work”
— The National Post