Tag Archives: Sonia Rodriguez

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 Principal Dancers Perform Worldwide

April 19, 2016

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The National Ballet of Canada Principal Dancers Perform Worldwide The National Ballet of Canada Principal Dancers Jurgita Dronina, Naoya Ebe, Elena Lobsanova, Svetlana Lunkina, Evan McKie, Sonia Rodriguez and Piotr Stanczyk are in demand as worldwide guest artists on international stages. Ms. Dronina recently curated, hosted and danced in a gala in Lithuania celebrating the […]

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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 | Nijinsky Principal Casting Announced

October 29, 2014

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The National Ballet of Canada | Nijinsky Principal Casting Announced Karen Kain, Artistic Director of The National Ballet of Canada, today announced the principal casting for the greatly anticipated return of Nijinsky, a ballet by John Neumeier, which runs November 22 – 30, 2014 at the Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts in Toronto. […]

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The National Ballet of Canada | Kenneth MacMillan’s Manon

October 25, 2014

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The National Ballet of Canada | Kenneth MacMillan’s Manon Prepare to be Seduced Opens the 2014/15 Season American Ballet Theatre’s Marcelo Gomes Appears as Guest Artist Karen Kain, Artistic Director of The National Ballet of Canada, today announced the principal casting for Kenneth MacMillan‘s Manon, which opens the 2014/15 season on November 8, 2014 at the […]

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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 | 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 | Romeo and Juliet Limited Engagement Prior to Tour to Los Angeles

June 2, 2014

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Romeo and Juliet Limited Engagement Prior to Tour to Los Angeles Special Summer Pricing Principal Casting Announced  Karen Kain, Artistic Director of The National Ballet of Canada, today announced the principal casting for Romeo and Juliet which concludes the 2013/14 season in Toronto before touring to The Music Center in Los Angeles, July 10 – 13, 2014, […]

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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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Cupcakes & Conversation with Sonia Rodriguez, Principal, The National Ballet of Canada

May 8, 2014

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Sonia Rodriguez. Photo by Sian Richards.

Cupcakes & Conversation with Sonia Rodriguez, Principal, The National Ballet of Canada  What motivates you at 8am on a Monday morning ? The challenge of pushing myself and discovering new things. I love the time in the studio where I get to develop a role or a get to discover a new way of moving. […]

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The National Ballet of Canada | Physical Thinking

May 7, 2014

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The National Ballet of Canada | Physical Thinking Goecke/Robbins/Forsythe May 28 – June 1, 2014 Karen Kain, Artistic Director of The National Ballet of Canada, announced today that Physical Thinking will open the Summer Season on May 28. The mixed programme features works by Marco Goecke, Jerome Robbins and William Forsythe and is onstage until June […]

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The National Ballet of Canada Celebrates Aleksandar Antonijevic in Onegin

February 15, 2014

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The National Ballet of Canada Celebrates Aleksandar Antonijevic in Onegin Karen Kain, Artistic Director of The National Ballet of Canada, today announced the principal casting for Onegin which concludes the Winter Season. Onegin is onstage March 19 – 23, 2014 at the Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts.  The National Ballet celebrates Principal Dancer Aleksandar […]

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The National Ballet of Canada | Romeo and Juliet – Perfect Escape for March Break

February 28, 2013

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The National Ballet of Canada | Romeo and Juliet – Perfect Escape for March Break Principal Casting Announced February 26, 2013… The National Ballet of Canada’s celebrated production of Romeo and Juliet by internationally acclaimed choreographer Alexei Ratmansky returns for the March Break, March 12 – 17, 2013 in Toronto at the Four Seasons Centre for […]

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National Ballet of Canada | Nijinsky Principal Casting Announced

February 20, 2013

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Alexandre Riabko, Anna Polikarpova and Otto Bubenicek of The Hamburg Ballet in Nijinsky.

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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Ida Praetorius and Andreas Kaas of The Royal Danish Ballet Win The Erik Bruhn Prize

November 29, 2012

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Ida Praetorius and Andreas Kaas of The Royal Danish   Ballet Win The Erik Bruhn Prize Alessandro Sousa Pereira of The Royal Danish Ballet Wins  Choreographic Prize November 29, 2012… The National Ballet of Canada today announced that Ida Praetorius, 19, and Andreas Kaas, 19, both of The Royal Danish Ballet are the winners of The Tenth International Competition […]

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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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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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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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