The National Ballet of Canada | Principal Dancer Sonia Rodriguez Inducted into Canada’s Walk of Fame

June 22, 2012

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The National Ballet of Canada | Principal Dancer Sonia Rodriguez Inducted into Canada’s Walk of Fame

Sonia Rodriguez in Alice's Adventures in Wonderland. Photo by Bruce Zinger.

Sonia Rodriguez in Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland. Photo by Bruce Zinger.

June 22, 2012… Sonia Rodriguez, Principal Dancer with The National Ballet of Canada, will be inducted into Canada’s Walk of Fame. Ms. Rodriguez is being recognized for her outstanding contribution to Canadian cultural heritage and will receive her tribute, along with six other inductees, on September 22 in Toronto, Canada. The other inductees include singer/songwriter Sarah McLachlan, guitarist/performer Randy Bachman and actor Phil Hartman.

Born in Toronto, Ms. Rodriguez grew up in Spain, studying dance in Madrid with Pedro de la Cruz and at the Princess Grace Academy in Monaco. She joined The National Ballet of Canada in 1990 and has been a Principal Dancer since 2000. Ms. Rodriguez’s repertoire with the National Ballet includes principal roles in Swan Lake, Romeo and Juliet, The Sleeping Beauty, Giselle and Onegin. She created the title role in James Kudelka’s Cinderella and Princess Vasilisa in The Firebird.

Ms. Rodriguez recently made her debut in the role of Ophelia in the North American premiere of Hamlet and next appears onstage as Alice in Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, which opens the 2012/13 season on November 10, 2012.


The 2011/12 Season is presented by CTV and The Globe and Mail.

Thomson Reuters presented Hamlet.

The National Ballet of Canada is grateful to Mona & Harvey Levenstein for their generous support of Hamlet.

BMO Financial Group presents Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland.

Lead philanthropic support for Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland provided by an anonymous friend of the National Ballet with additional support generously provided by The Catherine & Maxwell Meighen Foundation, Richard M. Ivey, C.C., Rosamond Ivey, Robert & Judith Lawrie and Wallace & Margaret McCain.

Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland is generously supported by The Monument Trust in memory of Simon Sainsbury.

The National Ballet of Canada gratefully acknowledges the ongoing support of the Canada Council for the Arts; the Ontario Arts Council; the City of Toronto through the Economic Development & Culture Department; the Government of Canada through the Honourable James Moore, Minister, the Department of Canadian Heritage; the Government of Ontario; the Ontario Arts Foundation; the Ontario Trillium Foundation; and the Ontario Cultural Attractions Fund.

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