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The National Ballet of Canada | Romeo and Juliet Makes US Premiere

July 7, 2014

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Romeo and Juliet Makes US Premiere at Los Angeles’ The Music Center The National Ballet of Canada tours to The Music Center in Los Angeles with Romeo and Juliet. The critically acclaimed production choreographed by Alexei Ratmansky is onstage July 10 – 13, 2014 for only five performances. This will be the National Ballet’s second engagement at […]

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The National Ballet of Canada 2014/15 Season Announced

February 3, 2014

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The National Ballet of Canada 2014/15 Season Announced Canadian Premiere of The Tempest by Alexei Ratmansky World Premiere by Principal Dancer Guillaume Côté Tours to Los Angeles and Ottawa Future Projects: The Winter’s Tale and Le Petit Prince Watch the 2014/15 Season Announcement Video with Karen Kain > February 3, 2014… Karen Kain, Artistic Director […]

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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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Artistic Director Karen Kain Unveils The National Ballet of Canada’s 2013/14 Season

February 12, 2013

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Artistic Director Karen Kain Unveils The National Ballet of Canada’s 2013/14 Season Innovation: Three World Premieres by Canadian Choreographers Canadian Premiere of Spectre de la Rose by Marco Goecke First-Ever Tour to Saratoga Springs, NY Swan Lake, Onegin February 12, 2013… Karen Kain, Artistic Director of The National Ballet of Canada, today announced the 2013/14 […]

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National Ballet of Canada | Nijinsky Canadian Premiere

February 7, 2013

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National Ballet of Canada | Nijinsky Canadian Premiere   Guillaume Côté, Skylar Campbell Dance Title Role The Hamburg Ballet’s Alexandre Riabko to Guest New! Ballet Talks Move into the Auditorium February 6, 2013… Karen Kain, Artistic Director of The National Ballet of Canada, today announced that Principal Dancer Guillaume Côté and Corps de Ballet member […]

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Artistic Director of The Hong Kong Ballet attends Rural Retreat in the UK

January 9, 2013

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Madeleine Onne, Artistic Director of The Hong Kong Ballet, attends Rural Retreat in the UK <Hong Kong – 9 January 2012> At the beginning of January 2013, The Hong Kong Ballet’s Madeleine Onne was one of 28 Artistic Directors from the world’s foremost dance companies who attended the 10th Rural Retreat for dance leaders. The event, hosted […]

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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 | Repertoire Announced for The Tenth International Competition for The Erik Bruhn Prize

November 20, 2012

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National Ballet of Canada | Repertoire Announced for The Tenth International Competition for The Erik Bruhn Prize Hosted by Sonia Rodriguez and Rex Harrington November 20, 2012… Karen Kain, Artistic Director of The National Ballet of Canada, today announced the repertoire for The Tenth International Competition for The Erik Bruhn Prize which takes place November […]

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Canada’s National Ballet School | Aszure Barton to Receive CANY 2012 Arts & Letters Award

November 14, 2012

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Canada’s National Ballet School | Aszure Barton to Receive CANY 2012 Arts & Letters Award   TORONTO, ON (November 14, 2012) – World renowned choreographer and Canada’s National Ballet School (NBS) alumna, Aszure Barton, will be honoured with the 2012 Arts & Letters Award at this year’s Maple Leaf Ball, to be held at New […]

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The National Ballet of Canada’s 60th Anniversary Season Ends with Surplus

October 26, 2012

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The National Ballet of Canada’s 60th Anniversary Season Ends with Surplus 2011 Annual General Meeting October 25, 2012… The National Ballet of Canada announced today that the 60th anniversary season in 2011/12 closed with a surplus of $154,000. The Annual General Meeting was held today at 1:00 pm at The Walter Carsen Centre for The […]

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Kevin Garland, Executive Director of The National Ballet of Canada, Retires June 2013

October 26, 2012

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Kevin Garland, Executive Director of The National Ballet of Canada, Retires June 2013 October 25, 2012 … David Binet, Board Chair of The National Ballet of Canada, today announced that Executive Director Kevin Garland will be retiring in June 2013, after more than 10 years with the company. “Kevin has led this company with astute […]

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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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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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The National Ballet of Canada Mourns the Death of its Greatest Patron Walter Carsen, O.C.

October 10, 2012

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The National Ballet of Canada Mourns the Death of its Greatest Patron Walter Carsen, O.C. October 10, 2012… The National Ballet of Canada’s greatest patron Walter Carsen, O.C. passed away peacefully at the age of 100 in Toronto on October 8, 2012. Artistic Director Karen Kain expressed the deep sadness felt throughout the entire company. […]

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The National Ballet of Canada | Emma Hawes and Brendan Saye

October 9, 2012

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The National Ballet of Canada | Emma Hawes and Brendan Saye  The Erik Bruhn Prize Competitors Guillaume Côté Creates New Work for Choreographic Prize October 9, 2012… Karen Kain, Artistic Director of The National Ballet of Canada, today announced that Corps de Ballet members Emma Hawes and Brendan Saye will represent the company at The […]

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National Ballet of Canada | Heather Ogden and Piotr Stanczyk Winners of the Rolex Dancers First Award

September 22, 2012

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National Ballet of Canada | Heather Ogden and Piotr Stanczyk Winners of the Rolex Dancers First Award The National Ballet of Canada announced today that Principal Dancers Heather Ogden and Piotr Stanczyk are the recipients of the Rolex Dancers First Award. Artistic Director Karen Kain and Victor Royce, President and CEO of Rolex Canada Ltd. […]

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The National Ballet of Canada | Walter Carsen Celebrates 100th Birthday

August 15, 2012

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The National Ballet of Canada | Walter Carsen Celebrates 100th Birthday, August 14, 2012 The National Ballet of Canada’s greatest patron Walter Carsen, O.C. turns 100 on August 14, 2012. Mr. Carsen will celebrate this momentous occasion at a private event at The Walter Carsen Centre for The National Ballet of Canada organized by his […]

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The National Ballet of Canada Mourns Lyman Henderson, O.C.

June 26, 2012

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Lyman Henderson and Veronica Tennant on the return of the company from Expo 1970 in Osaka, Japan. Photo by Ken Bell.

The National Ballet of Canada Mourns Lyman Henderson, O.C. June 25, 2012… The National Ballet of Canada mourns the death of Lyman Henderson, Board Member from 1963 – 1978 and long-time friend and advocate of the company, who passed away on Friday, June 22 in Toronto, Ontario at the age of 92. “Lyman and his late […]

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The National Ballet of Canada announces promotions

June 11, 2012

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The National Ballet of Canada announces promotions Rebekah Rimsay Promoted to Principal Character Artist Naoya Ebe Promoted to First Soloist Alexandra MacDonald and Christopher Stalzer Promoted to Second Soloist Winners of the David Tory Award and the Patron Award of Merit Announced June 11, 2012… Karen Kain, Artistic Director of The National Ballet of Canada, today […]

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The National Ballet of Canada | Diamond Gala

June 6, 2012

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The National Ballet of Canada | Diamond Gala $1.3 Million Fundraiser on June 20, 2012 Two World Premieres June 5, 2012… The National Ballet of Canada’s Diamond Gala, the finale of the 60th anniversary season, is on June 20, 2012 at 6:30 pm at the Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts. One of Toronto’s […]

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The National Ballet of Canada | Robert Stephen to Dance Hamlet

May 31, 2012

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The National Ballet of Canada | Robert Stephen to Dance Hamlet Opening Night Ballet Talk Features Choreographer Kevin O’Day and Composer John King Karen Kain, Artistic Director of The National Ballet of Canada, today announced that First Soloist Robert Stephen will dance the title role in Hamlet on June 2, 7 at 2:00 pm and […]

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