Leadership and Artistic Staff

Meet the leadership team and artistic staff, led by Artistic Director Hope Muir, whose dedication, experience and openness to innovation ensures The National Ballet of Canada achieves the highest level of excellence both on and off the stage.

Hope Muir photo


The National Ballet of Canada boasts a roster of over 70 dancers who hail from all over the world and are renowned for their versatility, technical precision and dramatic power. Meet the brilliant artists who bring audiences to their feet at home in Toronto and on tour around the world.

Artists of the Ballet Backstage at Swan Lake


The National Ballet of Canada is one of just six companies in North America to have a full orchestra to accompany its productions. Acclaimed as one of the finest ballet orchestral ensembles in the world, The National Ballet of Canada Orchestra is led by Music Director and Principal Conductor David Briskin.

David Briskin at See the Music, Hear the Dance

Board of Directors

The National Ballet of Canada’s Board of Directors are dedicated volunteers who lend their expertise and guidance to the executive team and ensure the company remains financially resilient and a respected cultural leader in Canada and internationally.

Raghunath Davloor


It takes a village! The National Ballet of Canada’s world-class administrative and production teams adhere to the same level of excellence behind the scenes as our talented dancers do on the stage.

Stacy Dimitropoulos with Act III Courtier Queen of Hearts Mask for Swan Lake

Top Photo: Hope Muir leading Class on Stage. Photo by Karolina Kuras.