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The National Ballet of Canada | Heather Ogden and Guillaume Côté Welcome a Son

January 17, 2017

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Léo Côté, Guillaume Côté, Heather Ogden and Emma Côté

The National Ballet of Canada | Heather Ogden and Guillaume Côté Welcome a Son The National Ballet of Canada today announced that Principal Dancers Heather Ogden and Guillaume Côté welcomed their son Léo Jeffrey Côté, born on January 14 2017 at Sunnybrook Hospital. Ms. Ogden and Mr. Côté met while dancing at the National Ballet […]

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The National Ballet of Canada | 150 Pointes of Canada

January 11, 2017

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Karen Kain. Photo by Karolina Kuras

The National Ballet of Canada | 150 Pointes of Canada Karen Kain, Artistic Director of The National Ballet of Canada, today announced the launch of 150 Pointes of Canada in celebration of Canada’s sesquicentennial. To commemorate this milestone in Canadian history, 150 pointe shoes will travel across Canada, spanning all provinces and territories, to the […]

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The National Ballet of Canada | YOU dance Returns to Regent Park for Second Residency

January 6, 2017

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Clare Peterson at a YOU dance performance at Daniels Spectrum. Photo by Bruce Zinger

The National Ballet of Canada | YOU dance Returns to Regent Park for Second Residency Karen Kain, Artistic Director of The National Ballet of Canada, today announced the company will bring YOU dance to the Regent Park community in Toronto for the second time. The week-long residency will include workshops at local schools as well […]

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The National Ballet of Canada | Onegin Tours to National Arts Centre

December 22, 2016

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

The National Ballet of Canada | Onegin Tours to National Arts Centre Karen Kain, Artistic Director of The National Ballet of Canada, today announced the company’s will tour Onegin to the National Arts Centre in Ottawa January 19 – 21, 2017. The opening night on January 19 will feature Principal Dancer McGee Maddox in the […]

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The National Ballet of Canada | The Nutcracker Sold Out

December 19, 2016

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The National Ballet of Canada | The Nutcracker Sold Out Karen Kain, Artistic Director of The National Ballet of Canada, today announced that all performances of The Nutcracker are completely sold out. For the first time ever, tickets for the holiday classic have sold out prior to Christmas. This season, The Nutcracker grossed a record-breaking […]

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Greta Hodgkinson Appointed to the Order of Ontario

December 16, 2016

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Greta Hodgkinson. Photo by Karolina Kuras

The National Ballet of Canada | Greta Hodgkinson Appointed to the Order of Ontario Principal Dancer Greta Hodgkinson has been appointed to the Order of Ontario, the province’s highest honour. The Honourable Elizabeth Dowdeswell, Lieutenant Governor of Ontario and Chancellor of the Order of Ontario, announced yesterday the 2016 appointees whose exceptional achievement in their […]

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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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