News, Articles and Videos

News, Articles and Videos

As we engage in conversations on Equity, Diversity and Inclusion at the National Ballet, we encourage you to explore content on topics related to EDI in our company and the dance world at large. We will continue to add updates; please check back often.


From The National Ballet of Canada


Tene Ward. Photo by Joe Chapman.

Video of Tene Ward of The National Ballet of Canada trying on pointe shoes that match her skin tone goes viral.



Brendan Saye and Calvin Royal III.

Calvin Royal III, Principal Dancer with American Ballet Theatre speaks with Principal Dancer Brendan Saye about his life in dance an advocate for Black dancers during the recent cultural awakening in the ballet world on issues of race and equity.



Jennie Baccante.

The National Ballet of Canada Partners with VIBE Arts to bring arts to create virtual programming for children and youth.

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From Around the Dance World

Dancing While Black: 8 Pros on How Ballet Can Work Toward Racial Equity

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MoBBallet Honors Black History Month With New Digital Installation: The Constellation Project

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With A Leap Across Gender Norms, A Rising Ballet Star Looks To Rewrite Rules Of Dance

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