Genevieve Penn Nabity

Principal Dancer

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Quick Facts

Born: Casco, Michigan
Trained: Main Stage Center for the Arts in Armada, Michigan and Canada’s National Ballet School
Joined: 2018
Principal Dancer Since: 2022

Genevieve Penn Nabity is sponsored through Dancers First by George & Kathy Dembroski.


Five Things to Know

  1. 1Genevieve is the proud owner of a Labradoodle dog named Coda.
  2. 2She began dancing when she was three years old, taking classes in ballet, tap and jazz. She trained at Main Stage Center for the Arts in Armada and Canada’s National Ballet School before joining The National Ballet of Canada in 2018.
  4. 3Genevieve enjoys many hobbies including making her own crosswords, snowboarding, tennis and playing the card game bridge.
  5. 4She appeared in the commissioned film of Robert Binet’s The Dreamers Ever Leave You directed by Ben Shirinian in 2021.
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  8. She dances the soloist roles of Third Fairy and Diamond Lady in The Sleeping Beauty, one of her favourite ballets. In 2019, Genevieve won the RBC Emerging Artist Award.


Favourite Ballets

  1. 1Etudes
  2. 2The Sleeping Beauty
  3. 3Swan Lake
  4. 4Angels' Atlas
  5. 5The Vertiginous Thrill of Exactitude





Swan Lake
“Genevieve Penn Nabity shone as the lead Russian dancer. In this short variation, she showed great range from subtle gestures in the first part to power and speed in the upbeat second part of the dance.”
— Dance View Times  

The Sleeping Beauty
“In her debut in this role [Principal Fairy], Second Soloist Genevieve Penn Nabity made a lasting impression. Her dancing is solid and confident with expressive port de bras. She finds musical accents that add exclamation marks to her movement phrases.” 
— Dance View Times

After the Rain
“Genevieve Penn Nabity… is really starting to get noticed, and rightly so... with lovely classical technique and wonderful musicality.”
— Ludwig van Toronto 


RBC Emerging Artist Award (2019)
Peter Dwyer Award (2017)