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The National Ballet of Canada | The Nutcracker a Holiday Tradition for Over 1 Million Torontonians

November 30, 2016

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Jillian Vanstone in The Nutcracker. Photo by Karolina Kuras.

The National Ballet of Canada | The Nutcracker a Holiday Tradition for Over 1 Million Torontonians Karen Kain, Artistic Director of The National Ballet of Canada, today announced the principal casting for The Nutcracker. Choreographed by James Kudelka,  the National Ballet’s production has delighted more than 1 million adults and children since its premiere in […]

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The National Ballet of Canada |2015/16 Season Opens with Montréal Tour

September 17, 2015

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The National Ballet of Canada |2015/16 Season Opens with Montréal Tour Karen Kain Celebrates 10th Anniversary as Artistic Director The National Ballet of Canada tours to Place des Arts in Montréal with a mixed programme of the second detail & Spectre de la Rose & Chroma, October 1 – 3, 2015.Presented by Danse Danse, the […]

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The National Ballet of Canada | Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland Tours to Nation’s Capital

April 3, 2015

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Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland Tours to Nation’s Capital Six Performances at Ottawa’s National Arts Centre April 9 – 12, 2014 The National Ballet of Canada returns to the National Arts Centre in Ottawa with the internationally acclaimed Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland by choreographer Christopher Wheeldon. Following a successful sold-out run in Toronto, Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland […]

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The National Ballet of Canada | Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland Opens March 14

February 19, 2015

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The National Ballet of Canada | Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland Opens March 14 Tanya Howard, Evan McKie and Skylar Campbell Debut Karen Kain, Artistic Director of The National Ballet of Canada, today announced the principal casting for Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland. Having performed to sold-out houses in Toronto, London, New York City, Los Angeles and […]

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The National Ballet of Canada | Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland New York Tour Principal Casting Announced

August 19, 2014

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The National Ballet of Canada | Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland New York Tour Principal Casting Announced Presented by The Joyce Theater Foundation and  The National Ballet of Canada David H. Koch Theater, Lincoln Centre  September 9 -14, 2014 The National Ballet of Canada and The Joyce Theater Foundation today announced the casting for Alice’s Adventures […]

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The National Ballet of Canada | Cinderella Opens June 4

May 13, 2014

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The National Ballet of Canada | Cinderella Opens June 4 Debuts by Principal Dancer Jillian Vanstone &First Soloist Naoya Ebe Karen Kain, Artistic Director of The National Ballet of Canada, today announced the principal casting for Cinderella which is onstage June 4 – 15, 2014 at the Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts. This […]

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National Ballet of Canada | Nijinsky Principal Casting Announced

February 20, 2013

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National Ballet of Canada | Nijinsky Principal Casting Announced February 19, 2013… Karen Kain, Artistic Director of The National Ballet of Canada, today announced the principal casting for the highly anticipated Canadian premiere of Nijinsky which opens the Winter Season in Toronto at the Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts on March 2, 2013. Principal […]

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The National Ballet of Canada | The Nutcracker Opens December 19

December 7, 2012

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The National Ballet of Canada | The Nutcracker Opens December 19 Some Shows Sold Out Best Availability December 27 – January 5 December 7, 2012… Karen Kain, Artistic Director of The National Ballet of Canada, today announced the principal casting for The Nutcracker. Toronto’s magical holiday tradition is onstage at the Four Seasons Centre for the […]

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National Ballet of Canada | Giselle Features Four Casts

November 16, 2012

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National Ballet of Canada | Giselle Features Four Casts

National Ballet of Canada | Giselle Features Four Casts First Soloist Naoya Ebe Debuts as Albrecht Evan McKie and Zdenek Konvalina Return as Guest Artists   Karen Kain, Artistic Director of The National Ballet of Canada, today announced the principal casting for Giselle which is onstage at the Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts […]

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The National Ballet of Canada | Principal Casting Announced for Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland

October 18, 2012

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Sonia Rodriguez in Alice's Adventures in Wonderland. Photo by Bruce Zinger.

The National Ballet of Canada | Principal Casting Announced for Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland  Karen Kain, Artistic Director of The National Ballet of Canada, today announced the principal casting for Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, the most highly anticipated production of the season. Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland is currently on tour to Los Angeles’ Music Center […]

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National Ballet of Canada | Smash Hit Chroma Onstage June 13 | Presented with Elite Syncopations and Song of a Wayfarer | Aleksandar Antonijevic Celebrates 20th Anniversary

May 29, 2012

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Etienne Lavigne in Elite Syncopations. Photo by Cylla von Tiedemann.

National Ballet of Canada | Smash Hit Chroma Onstage June 13 | Presented with Elite Syncopations and Song of a Wayfarer | Aleksandar Antonijevic Celebrates 20th Anniversary May 29, 2012… Karen Kain, Artistic Director of The National Ballet of Canada, today announced the casting for the summer mixed programme featuring Chroma with Elite Syncopations & Song of […]

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The National Ballet of Canada | The Seagull Opens March 21 Principal Casting Announced

March 5, 2012

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The National Ballet of Canada | The Seagull Opens March 21 Principal Casting Announced March 5, 2012… Karen Kain, Artistic Director of The National Ballet of Canada, today announced the principal casting for John Neumeier’s brilliant adaption of Anton Chekhov’s The Seagull. The Seagull opens March 21, 2012 at the Four Seasons Centre for the […]

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National Ballet of Canada | Principal Dancers Guillaume Côté and Jillian Vanstone Recognized for Excellence in Dance

February 23, 2012

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National Ballet of Canada | Principal Dancers Guillaume Côté and Jillian Vanstone Recognized for Excellence in Dance Guillaume Côté and Jillian Vanstone, Principal Dancers with The National Ballet of Canada, are being recognized for excellence in dance and culture. Mr. Côté will receive the Medal of the National Assembly of Québec on February 28, 2012 […]

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The National Ballet of Canada’s 60th Anniversary Winter Season Opens with La Fille mal gardée

February 13, 2012

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The National Ballet of Canada’s 60th Anniversary Winter Season Opens with La Fille mal gardée Principal Casting Announced Seven Debuts February 13, 2012… Karen Kain, Artistic Director of The National Ballet of Canada, today announced the principal casting for Sir Frederick Ashton’s La Fille mal gardée which opens the Winter Season on February 29, 2012 at […]

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National Ballet of Canada | Jillian Vanstone, Aleksandar Antonijevic and Robert Stephen Win Rolex Dancers First Award

November 29, 2011

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National Ballet of Canada | Jillian Vanstone, Aleksandar Antonijevic and Robert Stephen Win Rolex Dancers First Award The National Ballet of Canada announced that Principal Dancers Jillian Vanstone and Aleksandar Antonijevic and First Soloist Robert Stephen are the recipients of the Rolex Dancers First Award. Artistic Director Karen Kain and Victor Royce, President and CEO […]

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The National Ballet of Canada Celebrates Culture Days

September 27, 2011

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The National Ballet of Canada Celebrates Culture Days

The National Ballet of Canada Celebrates Culture Days September 27, 2011… The National Ballet of Canada celebrates Culture Days with free master classes taught by dancers, staff and alumni. Culture Days is a collaborative movement to raise the awareness, accessibility, participation and engagement of all Canadians in the arts and cultural life of their communities […]

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National Ballet of Canada Promotions announced

June 13, 2011

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National Ballet of Canada Promotions announced

National Ballet of Canada announces dancer promotions      FABULOUS news – Chelsy Meiss has been promoted to Second Soloist from the Corps de Ballet. As regular readers will know, Chelsy has been writing about her experiences rehearsing for Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland exclusively for Ballet News, and a while ago I interviewed her about […]

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The National Ballet of Canada Celebrating Greta – Principal Casting Announced for Mozartiana & Other Dances & In The Upper Room

June 9, 2011

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 Celebrating Greta – Principal Casting Announced for Mozartiana & Other Dances & In The Upper Room June 8, 2011… Karen Kain, Artistic Director of The National Ballet of Canada, today announced the principal casting for the summer mixed programme, Celebrating Greta, which features works by three great American choreographers, George Balanchine’s Mozartiana, Jerome Robbins’ Other […]

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National Ballet of Canada’s Jillian Vanstone is Opening Night Alice in Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland

May 27, 2011

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Jillian Vanstone is Opening Night Alice in Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland Opening Night Ballet Talk with Christopher Wheeldon and Karen Kain May 27, 2011… Karen Kain, Artistic Director of The National Ballet of Canada, today announced the principal casting for the North American premiere of Christopher Wheeldon’s Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, onstage June 4 – […]

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National Ballet of Canada : Highly Anticipated North American Premiere of Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland Opens June 4

April 21, 2011

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Highly Anticipated North American Premiere of Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland Opens June 4 Jillian Vanstone, Sonia Rodriguez and Heather Ogden Cast as Alice April 21, 2011… Karen Kain, Artistic Director of The National Ballet of Canada, today announced that First Soloist Jillian Vanstone and Principal Dancers Sonia Rodriguez and Heather Ogden will perform the lead […]

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