Rex Harrington, O.C.

Rehearsal Director, Principal Coach

Rex Harrington. Photo by Aleksandar Antonijevic.

Rex Harrington. Photo by Aleksandar Antonijevic.


Rex was born in Peterborough, Ontario and graduated from Canada’s National Ballet School in 1981, joining The National Ballet of Canada in 1983. He became a Principal Dancer in 1988 and remained in that position until his retirement in 2004. He was made an Officer of the Order of Canada in 2000 and was given a star on Canada’s Walk of Fame in 2005. In 2006, he received an Honorary Degree from York University and was appointed Artist-in-Residence with the National Ballet.

Rex was a frequent judge on the popular television programme, So You Think You Can Dance Canada and acted on the Showcase series King in 2012 and was a contestant on The Amazing Race Canada in 2014.