National Ballet of Canada | Brendan Saye and Emma Hawes Perform in Halifax

March 29, 2012

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National Ballet of Canada | Brendan Saye and Emma Hawes Perform in Halifax

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Bridgett Zehr and Brendan Saye Photograph Aleksandar Antonijevic

March 29, 2012… The National Ballet of Canada’s Corps de Ballet members Brendan Saye and Emma Hawes will perform in Halifax Dance’s fundraising gala, the Viennese Opera Ball, on March 31, 2012 at the World Trade & Convention Centre in Halifax.

Mr. Saye and Ms. Hawes will perform the White Swan pas de deux from Swan Lake. The evening will also feature performances by Soprano Allison Angelo, Symphony Nova Scotia and the Halifax band The Classics.

Brendan Saye was born in Vancouver, British Columbia. He trained at Canada’s National Ballet School and joined The National Ballet of Canada in 2009. He recently danced Romeo in the world premiere of Romeo and Juliet by Alexei Ratmanksy and also performed in the North American premieres of Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland and Chroma.

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Emma Hawes Photograph : Sian Richards

Emma Hawes was born in Delaware, Ohio. She trained at the BalletMet’s Dance Academy in Columbus, Ohio and Canada’s National Ballet School and became a member of the Corps de Ballet in 2011. Ms. Hawes recently performed in the world premiere of Romeo and Juliet and the National Ballet’s Winter Season, featuring La Fille mal gardée, The Sleeping Beauty and The Seagull.

The 2011/12 Season is presented by CTV and The Globe and Mail.

Celebrating 60 Years of Partnership with The Volunteer Committee, The National Ballet of Canada.

Brendan Saye is sponsored through Dancers First by Robin & Ross Robinson.

The National Ballet of Canada gratefully acknowledges the ongoing support of the Canada Council for the Arts; the Ontario Arts Council; the City of Toronto through the Economic Development & Culture Department; the Government of Canada through the Honourable James Moore, Minister, the Department of Canadian Heritage; the Government of Ontario; the Ontario Arts Foundation; the Ontario Trillium Foundation; and the Ontario Cultural Attractions Fund.

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