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Liz Ostil

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Liz Ostil is a ballet dancer, teacher and passionate advocate of the arts. Growing up in Mississauga, Ontario, she began Vaganova ballet lessons at the age of 5 and continues to dance under the direction of Cristina Pora and Max Ratevosian at the Cristina Pora Classical Dance Academy. Ms. Ostil appreciates the language and history of ballets well as the musicality, discipline and teamwork the art form demands. Some of her favourite ballets include Swan Lake, Romeo and Juliet, Giselle and most recently, Christopher Wheeldon’s The Adventures of Alice in Wonderland and John Neumeier’s Nijinsky. She holds a B.A. in English and Comparative Literature from McMaster University as well as her B.Ed. from University of Toronto’s OISE.

Liz Ostil's Work

 
Emerging Arts Critics Programme

Nothing Petit About It

By Liz Ostil

Noticeable excitement hums within the walls of the Four Seasons Centre on opening night as audience members settle into their seats before a giant, projected paper scrawled with the name of Antoine de Saint-Exupéry’s tiniest hero.

 
Emerging Arts Critics Programme

When Chasing the Sylph…

By Liz Ostil

Set to the traditional score by Herman Severin Løvenskjold, The National Ballet of Canada’s production of La Sylphide revisits one of the oldest classical ballets.

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