National Ballet of Canada Principal Dancer Greta Hodgkinson Receives Citation from State of Rhode Island

October 19, 2012

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National Ballet of Canada Principal Dancer Greta Hodgkinson Receives Citation from State of Rhode Island

ballet canadaOctober 19, 2012 … Principal Dancer Greta Hodgkinson was honoured with a Citation from Lincoln D. Chafee, the Governor of the State of Rhode Island. One of the highest honours given by the state, the Citation was presented to Ms. Hodgkinson at a special event on October 10, 2012.

The Governor stated Ms. Hodgkinson has “impacted the arts and culture of our state, enriched and inspired the lives of audiences and elevated the minds and spirits of children and adults around the world.”

A highly renowned dancer, Ms. Hodgkinson has been thrilling National Ballet audiences with formidable performances for over twenty years. Born in Providence, Rhode Island, she joined The National Ballet of Canada in 1990 and has been a Principal Dancer since 1996. Ms. Hodgkinson has performed virtually every leading role in the classical repertoire to critical acclaim and her talents extend to the contemporary repertoire as well. As a guest artist, she has appeared with many international companies, including The Kirov Ballet, Teatro alla Scala, The Australian Ballet and Stuttgart Ballet and performed at international ballet galas in the USA, Canada, Russia and Europe.

Ms. Hodgkinson is currently on tour in Los Angeles with the National Ballet performing the role of the Queen of Hearts in Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, October 19 – 21, 2012 and will reprise the role when the production returns to Toronto to open the 2012/13 season, November 10 – 25, 2012.

The 2012/13 season is dedicated to the memory of The National Ballet of Canada’s greatest patron Walter Carsen, O.C.

BMO Financial Group presents Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland.

Lead philanthropic support provided by an anonymous friend of the National Ballet with additional support generously provided by The Catherine & Maxwell Meighen Foundation, Richard M. Ivey, C.C., Rosamond Ivey, Robert & Judith Lawrie and Wallace & Margaret McCain.

Generously supported by The Monument Trust in memory of Simon Sainsbury.

The National Ballet of Canada thanks Sandra Faire and Ivan Fecan for their generous support of the Los Angeles performances of Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland.

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; and the Ontario Trillium Foundation.

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