Tirion Law

Principal Dancer

Tirion Law

Tirion Law. Photo by Karolina Kuras.

Quick Facts

Born: Hong Kong, China
Trained: The New Zealand School of Dance
Joined: 2018
Principal Dancer Since: 2024

 

Five Things to Know

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  2. Tirion began dancing in Hong Kong at the age of four. Her successful participation in ballet competitions motivated her to pursue a career in dance and she went on to be a member of Hong Kong Ballet.
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  5. She fell in love with The National Ballet of Canada while watching videos of the company as a young girl and joined the Corps de Ballet in 2018.
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  9. Tirion’s repertoire with Hong Kong Ballet includes Swan LakeThe Sleeping BeautyThe NutcrackerRomeo and JulietPinocchioCoppèliaDon QuixoteLady of the CamelliasLe CorsaireSechs Tanze and Serenade.
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  12. At the National Ballet, she has danced in The Sleeping BeautyRomeo and JulietGiselleAnna KareninaThe DreamPaquitaThe Second DetailThe Vertiginous Thrill of Exactitude and Angels’ Atlas, among other works. In 2021, she made her debut in the role of the Sugar Plum Fairy in The Nutcracker.
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  15. In 2021, Tirion appeared in two commissioned films for the company’s virtual season: Robert Binet’s The Dreamer’s Ever Leave You and The Sleeping Beauty Variations, in which she dances the role of Fourth Fairy, choreographed by Rudolf Nureyev.

 

 

Full Biography

Tirion Law was born in Hong Kong and trained at The New Zealand School of Dance. She danced with Hong Kong Ballet and joined The National Ballet of Canada as a member of the Corps de Ballet in 2018. In 2024, Tirion was promoted to Principal Dancer onstage following her debut as Kitri in Carlos Acosta's Don Quixote.

Recently, Tirion made her debut as Juliet in Romeo and Juliet and performed in the Canadian premiere of David Dawson’s Anima Animus. She has danced the role of Sugar Plum Fairy in The Nutcracker and Celia, The Neapolitan Dance in Swan Lake, Third and Fourth Fairy in The Sleeping Beauty and Blossom in Cinderella. Her repertoire also includes Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, Anna Karenina, A Streetcar Named Desire, The Dream, The Second Detail, The Vertiginous Thrill of Exactitude, Angels’ Atlas, Serenade, Symphony in C, Elite Syncopations, Concerto, Paquita, Crepuscular and Skyward.  

In 2010, Tirion was awarded two gold medals at The Star Award Competition in Hong Kong and in 2012 won the Asian Grand Prix in Hong Kong. In 2015, Tirion was the first runner up at the Alana Haines Australasian Ballet Competition, and in 2022 she received the Patron Award of Merit. 

 

 

 

Reviews

Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland
“Opening night honours fell to Tirion Law, only a second soloist by rank but in practical terms already a star… She took to the role with such confident gusto that you’d think she’d been dancing it forever.”
– Toronto Star

“She perfectly captured the wonder of adventure that Wheeldon has embedded in the role… She is also a gifted actor and so transmitted to the audience, Alice’s many moods and feelings.”
– Ludwig Van Toronto

“In her debut performance as Alice, Tirion Law showcases flawless technique and a perfect embodiment of her role.”
– The Dance Debrief

Awards

First runner up at the Alana Haines Australasian Ballet Competition (2015)
Winner of the Asian Grand Prix in Hong Kong (2012)
Two gold medals at The Star Award Competition in Hong Kong (2010)