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Jurgita Dronina with Artists of the Ballet in The Winter's Tale. Photo by Karolina Kuras

Jurgita Dronina to Dance with The National Ballet of Canada and English National Ballet Next Season

Karen Kain, Artistic Director of The National Ballet of Canada, today announced that Principal Dancer Jurgita Dronina will be a Lead Principal Dancer with English National Ballet in London, England next season. Ms. Dronina will remain with The National Ballet of Canada as Principal Dancer and will be featured in The Winter’s Tale, which opens […]

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The National Ballet of Canada | A Streetcar Named Desire Primer

John Neumeier’s adaptation of A Streetcar Named Desire makes its Canadian premiere June 3 – 10.  Background A landmark work in American theatre, Tennessee Williams’ A Streetcar Named Desire premiered on Broadway in 1947 in a production directed by Elia Kazan and starring Jessica Tandy and Marlon Brando. The play’s unvarnished realism, sexual explicitness and […]

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Swan Lake Principal Casting Announced! Six Debuts, Heather Ogden Returns to the Stage

Karen Kain, Artistic Director of The National Ballet of Canada, today announced the principal casting for Swan Lake with six exciting debuts. Celebrating its 140th anniversary, Swan Lake closes the National Ballet’s 65th anniversary season at the Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts in Toronto, June 15 – 25, 2017. Debuting in the role […]

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Rui Huang and Spencer Hack in The Dreamers Ever Leave You. Photo by Karolina Kuras

Canada 150: The National Ballet of Canada and The Royal Ballet Celebrate the 150th Anniversary of the Confederation of Canada

Karen Kain, Artistic Director of The National Ballet of Canada, and Kevin O’Hare, Director of The Royal Ballet, today announced that the two companies will collaborate in a unique performance of Robert Binet’s The Dreamers Ever Leave You in celebration of the 150th anniversary of Canadian Confederation. Receiving its UK premiere, the ballet will be […]

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Svetlana Lunkina. Photo by Karolina Kuras. Projected stars by STScI and NASA

The National Ballet of Canada | Mad Hot Ballet: Northern Lights – Gala Repertoire Announced

Karen Kain, Artistic Director of The National Ballet of Canada, today announced the repertoire for MAD HOT BALLET: Northern Lights. The company’s annual million-dollar fundraising gala takes place on June 6, 2017 at the Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts. This season marks Greta Hodgkinson’s 25th year with the National Ballet and her 20th […]

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Artists of the Ballet in Swan Lake. Photo by Aleksandar Antonijevic

The National Ballet of Canada | Ontario Volunteer Service Awards Recognize Longstanding National Ballet Volunteers

The National Ballet of Canada today announced that six longstanding volunteers of the organization will be recognized with Ontario Volunteer Service Awards for their significant contributions to the National Ballet at a ceremony on April 20, 2017. This year’s Ontario Volunteer Service Award recipients include National Ballet’s Board of Directors members Marlene Delzotto and Jerry Lozinski (15 […]

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