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Giselle

Lois and David

Lois Smith and David Adams as Giselle and Albrecht in Giselle (ca. 1953).

The long-lasting partnership between Principal Dancers Lois Smith and David Adams began with the company’s first performance on November 12, 1951. The Peasant Pas De Deux from Act I was the National Ballet’s first version of Giselle performed by this famous pair.

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