Students taking class at Canada's National Ballet School / Photo courtesy of Canada's National Ballet School

Three-Year Study, the Longest of Its Kind, Shows the Positive Effects That Dancing Has on Parkinson’s Disease Symptoms

For three years, 16 participants with the disease took part in weekly 75-minute dance classes. When compared to a control group, those who danced saw no progression in their motor or non-motor symptoms.

Goh Ballet

Discover Dance! series

Broadcast | Diffusion

Vancouver BC
June 3-17 juin 2021

Photo: Emily Cooper | Dancer: Valentin Chou
Ballet Kelowna

Livestream No. 1

Broadcast | Diffusion

Kelowna  BC
April 17 avril 2021
7:30 | 19:30

Smallwood / Photo courtesy of Canada's National Ballet School

Canadian Teenager Wins New Prize at Prestigious Prix de Lausanne

Maya Smallwood was with her roommate at Canada’s National Ballet School when she heard the news: she won the Prix de Lausanne’s inaugural Young Creation Award.


Sweet As Sugarplum

A review of Goh Ballet’s film, The Nutcracker, Beyond the Stage: Fallen Prince By Brannavy Jeyasundaram

Brannavy Jeyasundaram reviews Goh Ballet’s film version of a holiday classic

Opera Atelier

Something Rich & Strange - Saturday, December 12 at 7pm

Performance | Spectacle

Toronto All
December 12 décembre 2020

Ballet Victoria

Ballet Victoria’s “The Nutcracker”

Performance | Spectacle

December 10-23 décembre 2020


Video of Tene Ward of The National Ballet of Canada trying on pointe shoes that match her skin tone goes viral

“There’s certain traditions like pink shoes that just don’t work for the twenty-first century anymore, given the fact that the people that are included in the ballet world now aren’t just white,” Ward said.


Fall For Dance North Offers a Netflix-Style Festival

Like many other events, the sixth edition of the dance festival Fall For Dance North (FFDN) began online on Tuesday. But this festival is hosted on a new, Netflix-style website that features an array of performances, interviews and workshops.

Photo courtesy of Pettet
Writers & Readers

Finding Home Again

By Emily Pettet

Years of traumatic rhetoric around body image and perfection have dulled the pure joy of dancing that I felt in my creative movement classes as a kid. An invisible screen of anxiety has prevented me from making it into a studio consistently. While I’ve had the desire to go, getting there has been the problem, and I haven’t been able to fix it.

Goh Ballet Bayview

Exclusive Free Trial Classes

Open House | Portes ouvertes

North York ON
August 16-23 août 2020


The National Ballet of Canada Met With Dancer Nicholas Rose After He Called Out the Company on Instagram

In the wake of protests over police brutality and systemic racism, Rose told the company to “do better.”

Opera Atelier

Opera Atelier presents 'Together/Apart: A Virtual Showcase from Around the Globe'

Performance | Spectacle

May 20 mai 2020


Ballet Barre

Workshop | Classe

April 22-30 août 2020

Still from Dasgupta's Beyond Moving / Courtesy of Hot Docs
On the Ground

From South Africa to Canada, to the Big Screen

By Anne Dion

A 2019 documentary, Beyond Moving, by Vikram Dasgupta, profiles second soloist with the National Ballet, Siphesihle November. The film premiered in Canada as part of the Hot Docs’ Doc Soup series in February 2020.

Emerging Arts Critics Programme

Connecting With a Classic

By Nicole Decsey

Ratmansky’s choreography is cutting edge while keeping the classical beauty of the ballet alive.

Emerging Arts Critics Programme

Rivalling the Classics

By Thomas Dobronyi

Commissioned for the National Ballet’s sixtieth anniversary, Ratmansky’s production has since become a touring showpiece for the company, earning its place alongside more canonical versions.

Canada's Ballet Jorgen

Anne of Green Gables – The Ballet™

Performance | Spectacle

Toronto ON
July 24-26 juillet 2020

Emerging Arts Critics Programme

Everything That Rises Must Converge

By Marie Trotter

Leap day reliably recurs once every four years, but the National Ballet’s mixed program Angels’ Atlas with Chroma & Marguerite and Armand was an even rarer temporal event in our journey around the sun. The February 29 opening of this eccentric program was an evening of stylistic whiplash never to be seen again.

Emerging Arts Critics Programme

When Stars Collide

By Joshua Chong

A homecoming, a tantalizing taster and a farewell celebration highlighted The National Ballet of Canada’s triple bill, which opened at the Four Seasons Centre on February 29.

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