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Encyclopedia > National Ballet of Canada

The National Ballet of Canada is Canada's largest ballet troupe. It was founded by Celia Franca in 1959 and is based in Toronto, Ontario. The Waltz of the Snowflakes from Tchaikovskys The Nutcracker Ballet is the name given to a specific dance form and technique. ... Celia Franca (born June 25, 1921) is a Canadian ballet dancer, choreographer, and director. ... 1959 (MCMLIX) was a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Template:Hide = Motto: Template:Unhide = Diversity Our Strength Image:Toronto, Ontario Location. ...


The NBC's first performance was in the Eaton Auditorium. In 1964 the NBC adopted the 3200-seat O'Keefe Centre (now the Hummingbird Centre) in Toronto as its home venue. It plans to move again, in 2006, to the new Four Seasons Centre. The Carlu is a historic event space in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. ... The Hummingbird Centre The Hummingbird Centre is a major performing arts venue in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. ... 2006 (MMVI) is a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts is the future home for both the Canadian Opera Company and the National Ballet of Canada. ...


Rudolf Nureyev danced with the company in 1965 and in 1972. He raised the troupe’s level of professionalism and staged a spectacular version of The Sleeping Beauty which gained the company international prestige. Rudolf Nureyev, 1961. ...


On June 23, 2005, the company announced that former principal ballerina Karen Kain would replace James Kudelka as artistic director [1]. June 23 is the 174th day of the year (175th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 191 days remaining. ... 2005 (MMV) is a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Karen Kain, 1970 Karen Kain, CC was born on March 28, 1951 in Hamilton, Ontario and began training to become a ballerina at the National Ballet School in Toronto, Canada in 1962, graduating in 1969. ...


Despite suffering under a history of government funding cuts and economic recessions, the NBC has garnered respect and admiration by commissioning many original works from prominent choreographers, mounting lavish productions of 20th-century and classical repertoire, and by successful international tours.


Prominent National Ballet dancers

Karen Kain, Frank Augustyn, Veronica Tennant, Martine Lamy, Kimberley Glasco, Margaret Illmann, Serge Lavoie, Jeremy Ransom, Rex Harrington, Robert Tewsley, Yseult Lendvai, Chan Hon Goh, Aleksandar Antonijevic. Karen Kain, 1970 Karen Kain, CC was born on March 28, 1951 in Hamilton, Ontario and began training to become a ballerina at the National Ballet School in Toronto, Canada in 1962, graduating in 1969. ... Frank Augustyn (born 1953) is a Canadian ballet dancer. ... Veronica Tennant (born January 15, 1946) is a Canadian prima ballerina. ... Kimberley Glasco(born on November 27, 1960 in Eugene, Oregon) is a Canadian ballerina. ... Margaret L. Illmann is an Australian prima ballerina with an international career. ... Chan Hon Goh is a principal dancer with the National Ballet of Canada. ...


See also

The National Ballet School The National Ballet School is a Canadian ballet school based in Toronto, Ontario. ...


External links

  • The National Ballet of Canada - Official site
  • National Ballet's Rex Harrington

 
 

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