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Kay Ambrose

Celia Franca and Kay Ambrose

Founder Celia Franca and Kay Ambrose (1951). Photo by Ken Bell.

Kay Ambrose, right, reviewing costume sketches with Founder Celia Franca, while Ambrose’s favourite animal traipses across the sketches. Ambrose’s love of cats inspired the media to compare her multiple roles in the ballet with the nine lives of cats.

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Top image credit: The National Ballet of Canada tutus on display. Photo by Setareh Sarmadi.