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The National Ballet of Canada | Olympian Penny Oleksiak Debuts in The Nutcracker as a Cannon Doll

December 8, 2016

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The National Ballet of Canada | Olympian Penny Oleksiak Debuts in The Nutcracker as a Cannon Doll Karen Kain, Artistic Director of The National Ballet of Canada, announces the 2016/17 season lineup of Cannon Dolls featured in The Nutcracker. The holiday favourite has a great tradition of inviting prominent Canadians to appear onstage in the […]

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The National Ballet of Canada |Porsche Cars Canada Sponsors Dance Excellence

November 30, 2016

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Heather Ogden in Swan Lake. Photo by Christopher Wahl.

  The National Ballet of Canada |Porsche Cars Canada Sponsors Dance Excellence Barry Hughson, Executive Director of The National Ballet of Canada, is pleased to welcome Porsche Cars Canada Ltd. (PCL) as the company’s newest corporate sponsor. PCL is the presenting sponsor of Swan Lake, which runs June 15 – 25, 2017 at the Four […]

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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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Natasha Sheehan and Angelo Greco of San Francisco Ballet Win The Erik Bruhn Prize

November 17, 2016

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Natasha Sheehan and Angelo Greco of San Francisco Ballet. Photo by Aleksandar Antonijevic.

Natasha Sheehan and Angelo Greco of San Francisco Ballet Win The Erik Bruhn Prize Karen Kain, Artistic Director of The National Ballet of Canada, today announced that Natasha Sheehan, 17, and Angelo Greco, 21, of San Francisco Ballet are the winners of The Twelfth International Competition for The Erik Bruhn Prize. The competition took place […]

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The National Ballet of Canada Launches $100 Million Soaring Campaign

November 12, 2016

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The National Ballet of Canada Launches $100 Million Soaring Campaign The National Ballet of Canada has launched the largest campaign in its 65-year history, with the goal of raising $100 million in creative capital by 2020. Soaring: The Campaign for The National Ballet of Canada will provide transformational investment in Artistic Director Karen Kain’s strategic goals […]

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The National Ballet of Canada | Félix Paquet and Calley Skalnik Compete for The Erik Bruhn Prize

November 2, 2016

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Félix Paquet and Calley Skalnik. Photo by Karolina Kuras.

The National Ballet of Canada | Félix Paquet and Calley Skalnik Compete for The Erik Bruhn Prize Karen Kain, Artistic Director of The National Ballet of Canada, today announced that Corps de Ballet members Félix Paquet (22) and Calley Skalnik (21) will represent the company at The Twelfth International Competition for The Erik Bruhn Prize […]

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The National Ballet of Canada | Onegin – Eight Debuts

October 29, 2016

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McGee Maddox and Xiao Nan Yu in Onegin. Photo by Aleksandar Antonijevic.

The National Ballet of Canada | Onegin –  Eight Debuts Karen Kain, Artistic Director of The National Ballet of Canada, today announced the principal casting for Onegin, which runs November 23 – 27, 2016 at the Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts. Principal Dancer Evan McKie makes his company debut as Eugene Onegin opposite […]

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We Move You – The National Ballet of Canada and TTC Join Together for Campaign

October 28, 2016

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We Move You – The National Ballet of Canada and TTC Join Together for Campaign The National Ballet of Canada and the TTC today unveiled We Move You, a joint creative campaign and first partnership between two of Toronto’s top infrastructure and cultural organizations. We Move You provides TTC riders with enhanced beauty and art […]

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The National Ballet of Canada Posts Surplus for Seventh Consecutive Season

October 27, 2016

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The National Ballet of Canada Posts Surplus for Seventh Consecutive Season The National Ballet of Canada announced today that the 2015/16 season, Artistic Director Karen Kain’s 10th anniversary, was a great success. The season resulted in an operating surplus for the seventh consecutive year. The Annual General Meeting was held today at 6:30 pm at […]

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The National Ballet of Canada | Cinderella Opens 2016/17 Season

October 18, 2016

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Sonia Rodriguez in Cinderella. Photo by Christopher Wahl.

The National Ballet of Canada | Cinderella Opens 2016/17 Season Debuts by Principal Dancer Jurgita Dronina, Second Soloist Emma Hawes and Principal Dancer Harrison James Karen Kain, Artistic Director of The National Ballet of Canada, today announced the principal casting for Cinderella which opens the 2016/17 season on November 12, 2016 at the Four Seasons […]

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Facebook LIVE set to stream its longest ever broadcast, as World Ballet Day LIVE kicks off with The Australian Ballet

October 3, 2016

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Artists of The Australian Ballet. Photography Kate Longley

Facebook LIVE set to stream its longest ever broadcast, as World Ballet Day LIVE kicks off with The Australian Ballet Australian online audiences will have access to watch exclusive behind the scenes rehearsals and interviews when World Ballet Day LIVE takes place on Tuesday 4 October. For the first time in 2016 World Ballet Day LIVE […]

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The National Ballet of Canada | World Ballet Day – October 4

September 27, 2016

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The National Ballet of Canada | World Ballet Day – October 4 World Ballet Day LIVE returns for the third year on Tuesday, October 4, 2016. The National Ballet of Canada joins The Australian Ballet, Bolshoi Ballet, The Royal Ballet and San Francisco Ballet for the 20-hour livestream which will appear for the first-time on […]

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The National Ballet of Canada | Winners of RBC Emerging Artist Apprentice Award Announced

September 22, 2016

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Jeannine Haller and Isaac Wright. Photo by Aleksandar Antonijevic.

The National Ballet of Canada | Winners of RBC Emerging Artist Apprentice Award Announced Karen Kain, Artistic Director of The National Ballet of Canada announced today that Corps de Ballet member Jeannine Haller and Apprentice Isaac Wright are the recipients of the fourth annual RBC Emerging Artist Apprentice Award for their performances as Apprentices during […]

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The National Ballet of Canada| Rolex Dancers First Award Winners

September 19, 2016

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Piotr Stanczyk and Hannah Fischer in The Winter's Tale. Photo by Karolina Kuras

The National Ballet of Canada | Rolex Dancers First Award Winners:  Piotr Stanczyk and Hannah Fischer Karen Kain, Artistic Director of The National Ballet of Canada announced today that Principal Dancer Piotr Stanczyk and Second Soloist Hannah Fischer are the recipients of the Rolex Dancers First Award. Ms. Kain and Victor Royce, President and CEO […]

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The National Ballet of Canada | Evan McKie Honoured with Inaugural Kirov Academy Alumni Award

September 19, 2016

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Evan McKie. Photo courtesy of NYC Dance Project

The National Ballet of Canada | Evan McKie Honoured with Inaugural Kirov Academy Alumni Award Principal Dancer Evan McKie has been awarded the first-ever Kirov Academy Alumni Award for his outstanding contribution and commitment to the arts. The award was presented to Mr. McKie in July 2016 at a ceremony at the academy in Washington, […]

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The National Ballet of Canada | World Ballet Day Returns Tuesday, October 4

September 14, 2016

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: Artists of the Ballet rehearsing Nijinsky for World Ballet Day 2014.

The National Ballet of Canada | World Ballet Day Returns Tuesday, October 4 20 Hours Non-Stop Exclusive Backstage Footage From 5 of the World’s Leading Ballet Companies To be Streamed on Facebook Live for the First Time The Australian Ballet, Bolshoi Ballet, The Royal Ballet, The National Ballet of Canada and San Francisco Ballet will […]

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The National Ballet of Canada | Xiao Nan Yu: 20 Years of Dance

September 8, 2016

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Xiao Nan Yu. Photo by Aleksandar Antonijevic.

The National Ballet of Canada | Xiao Nan Yu: 20 Years of Dance The National Ballet of Canada today announced that Principal Dancer Xiao Nan Yu  will  celebrate her 20th anniversary with the company this season. Ms. Yu will be honored at a performance of Onegin during the Fall Season. A dancer of exquisite feeling and impeccable dramatic intuition, Ms. Yu […]

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The National Ballet of Canada | 2016/17 Season Roster Announced

September 5, 2016

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The National Ballet of Canada | 2016/17 Season Roster Announced Karen Kain, Artistic Director of The National Ballet of Canada, today announced the roster for the 65th anniversary season. The season will open November 12, 2016,  exactly 65 years to the day the company first performed at the Eaton Auditorium. The season opens with Cinderella, […]

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The National Ballet of Canada | Choreographic Workshop Expanded

August 27, 2016

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The National Ballet of Canada | Choreographic Workshop Expanded Karen Kain, Artistic Director of The National Ballet of Canada, today announced the Choreographic Workshop will be expanded this season, providing emerging choreographers the opportunity to participate in a creative environment with the artists of the National Ballet. The process will be facilitated by Robert Binet, […]

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The National Ballet of Canada | Heather Ogden and Guillaume Côté

August 24, 2016

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Heather Ogden and Guillaume Côté. Photo by 5ive15ifteen Photo Company.

The National Ballet of Canada | Heather Ogden and Guillaume Côté Expecting Second Child The National Ballet of Canada today announced that Principal Dancers Heather Ogden and Guillaume Côté are expecting their second child in January 2017. The couple met at the National Ballet when they both joined in 1998. Mr. Côté became a Principal […]

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