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Guillaume Côté and Heather Ogden Guest in San Francisco with The Hamburg Ballet in Nijinsky

February 14, 2013

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Guillaume Côté and Heather Ogden Guest in San Francisco with The Hamburg Ballet in Nijinsky February 14, 2013… Principal Dancers Guillaume Côté and Heather Ogden have been invited by The Hamburg Ballet’s Director and Chief Choreographer John Neumeier to perform in Nijinsky with The Hamburg Ballet in San Francisco for three performances, February 14, 16 […]

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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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Mavis Staines to Receive Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Medal

February 6, 2013

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Mavis Staines to Receive Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Medal TORONTO, ON (February 6, 2013) – Canada’s National Ballet School (NBS) Artistic Director, Mavis Staines, C.M., DHumL, will receive the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal today at a ceremony taking place at Roy Thomson Hall in Toronto.  Staines will be honoured in recognition of her commitment […]

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Canada’s National Ballet School 2012/2013 Audition Tour Visits Toronto, Ontario

January 20, 2013

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Canada’s National Ballet School 2012/2013 Audition Tour Visits Toronto, Ontario Canada’s National Ballet School (NBS) is excited to announce that the 2012/2013 National Audition Tour, which includes both Auditions and Open Classes, will be in Toronto, Ontario on Sunday, January 27th at Canada’s National Ballet School.   Auditions for the School’s full-time Professional Ballet Program […]

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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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Canada’s National Ballet School Announces 2012/2013 National Audition Tour & Open Class Dates

September 19, 2012

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Canada’s National Ballet School Announces 2012/2013 National Audition Tour & Open Class Dates Canada’s National Ballet School (NBS) is pleased to announce that the 2012/13 National Audition Tour (NAT), which includes Open Classes and Auditions, will commence in Regina, SK on November 5.  This year’s NAT, which is presented by Sun Life Financial, will visit […]

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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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Ballet News Previews | The Southbank Show – The Male Dancer

June 15, 2012

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Ballet News Previews | The Southbank Show – The Male Dancer Billed as “an exploration of the role of the male dancer, developed within classical ballet over the last century,” the welcome return of The South Bank Show puts the spotlight on three of the best male dancers who have made the biggest impact on ballet – Rudolf Nureyev, Mikhail Baryshnikov and […]

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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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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 | North American Premiere of Hamlet Begins June 1

May 22, 2012

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The National Ballet of Canada | North American Premiere of Hamlet Begins June 1 Principal Casting Announced May 22, 2012… Karen Kain, Artistic Director of The National Ballet of Canada, today announced the principal casting for Hamlet. Choreographed by Kevin O’Day, Hamlet makes its highly anticipated North American premiere on June 1 in Toronto, Canada […]

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Cupcakes & Conversation with Piotr Stanczyk, Principal, National Ballet of Canada

May 17, 2012

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Cupcakes & Conversation with Piotr Stanczyk, Principal, National Ballet of Canada Piotr will dance the title role in Hamlet, which makes its North American premiere on June 1 in Toronto, Canada at the Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts. He will also perform in Chroma by Wayne McGregor, June 13 to 17, 2012.   […]

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National Ballet of Canada | Hamlet Makes North American Premiere on June 1

May 3, 2012

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National Ballet of Canada | Hamlet Makes North American Premiere on June 1

National Ballet of Canada | Hamlet Makes North American Premiere on June 1 Guillaume Côté, Piotr Stanczyk and Naoya Ebe Dance Hamlet May 3, 2012… Karen Kain, Artistic Director of The National Ballet of Canada, today announced Principal Dancers Guillaume Côté and Piotr Stanczyk and Second Soloist Naoya Ebe will dance the title role in […]

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The National Ballet of Canada & The Tutu Project

April 23, 2012

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Tutus made by participants at Family Day Fest in Downsview Park and Canada Day Celebrations in Ottawa. Photo by Setareh Sarmadi.

The National Ballet of Canada & The Tutu Project: Celebrating 60 Years with 60 Tutus April 23, 2012… The Tutu Project, a year-long project to create 60 original tutus for The National Ballet of Canada’s 60th anniversary, will culminate with exhibits at the Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts and the Design Exchange in […]

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National Ballet of Canada | Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland Tours to the Kennedy Center in Washington, DC

March 7, 2012

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National Ballet of Canada | Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland  Tours to the Kennedy Center in Washington, DC January 18 – 27, 2013 March 6, 2012… The National Ballet of Canada will tour Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland to the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, DC, January 18 – 27, 2013 as part of […]

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National Ballet of Canada announces 2012/13 Season – and a tour to London in April

February 6, 2012

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Otto Bubenicek and Anna Polikarpova of The Hamburg Ballet in Nijinsky. Photo by Holger Badekow.

National Ballet of Canada announces 2012/13 Season Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland and Romeo and Juliet Return The National Ballet of Canada Tours to London, England Two Company Premieres and One Toronto Premiere February 6, 2012… Karen Kain, Artistic Director of The National Ballet of Canada, today announced the 2012/13 season, Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland by Christopher Wheeldon returns by popular […]

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Ballet News World Exclusive | English National Ballet’s Crystal Costa in all-Canadian photo shoot

February 1, 2012

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Ballet News World Exclusive | English National Ballet’s Crystal Costa in all-Canadian photo shoot Recently, fellow Canadians Crystal Costa (First Soloist with English National Ballet) and Dan Freeman (Radio DJ and photographer) teamed up for a photoshoot like no other, and Ballet News was promised some exclusives ! Freeman explains, “working with Crystal was an experience […]

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The National Ballet of Canada Visits Five Schools in Toronto with Dance About

January 17, 2012

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The National Ballet of Canada Visits Five Schools in Toronto with Dance About Karen Kain, Artistic Director of The National Ballet Canada, today announced that Dance About will visit five schools in the Greater Toronto Area from January 17 through January 24. Part of the National Ballet’s outstanding outreach and education programme, Dance About reaches […]

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National Ballet of Canada | Romeo and Juliet Documentary in Production

November 18, 2011

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National Ballet of Canada | Romeo and Juliet Documentary in Production Airs on CBC in Spring 2012 The National Ballet of Canada today announced that a one-hour documentary on the creation of the world premiere of Romeo and Juliet is set to air on CBC in spring 2012 in celebration of the company’s 60th anniversary. […]

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