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Harrison James and Heather Ogden in Frame by Frame. Photo par Karolina Kuras.

Coming Next

20 Things to Watch for in Frame by Frame >
In Frame by Frame, Robert Lepage and Guillaume Côté celebrate Norman McLaren's life and works through key biographical dates, reference to his films and relationships with his collaborators.

The Art of Frame by Frame >
There has been an extensive revisiting process in the leadup to the first restaging of Frame by Frame since 2018. Robert Lepage has long pursued a “works in progress” approach, favouring experimentation and an openness to change even after a work has premiered.

Creating Films Frame by Frame: Norman McLaren >
Frame by Frame is an homage to Norman McLaren, a pioneer in film, sound and animation. McLaren infused each of his films with his personal sense of curiosity, discovery and playfulness.

Roméo et Juliette

Sword Dance: Fight Choreography >
How do the dancers make stage combat look real while remaining safe, in character and – above all – performing the ballet’s challenging choreography? With the help of a fight coach.

Romeo and Juliet: Synopsis >
Two households, both alike in dignity, / In fair Verona, where we lay our scene... Spoiler alert (though you likely know the story of Shakespeare's classic)! Read the synopsis to see how the ballet scenes unfold in Romeo and Juliet.


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William Yong with Genevieve Penn Nabity in rehearsal for UtopiVerse. Photo par Karolina Kuras.

Equity, Diversity and Inclusion

Choreographer William Yong on Asian Heritage Month >
In two firsts, William Yong will debut a riveting, technology-driven new work for the National Ballet in 2024. It is his first commission from a large ballet company and he is the first Asian choreographer to create a mainstage work for the company.

Existence is the Resistance >
"I am Rena Butler and I have a lot to me, more than just the colour of my skin and the parts that make up my body. I am a thinker, I'm a feeler, I'm an explorer," says the Alleged Dances choreographer in a Q&A with Tene Ward.

Dancing Black in Canada >
It's About Time, an Exhibition curated by Seika Boye, draws attention to performing artists, Black citizens, and the contexts they were dancing and living within from 1900—1970.


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Manpreet Singh Virdi with YOU dance participants. Photo par Bruce Zinger.

Company News

Meet Teaching Artist Manpreet Singh Virdi >
YOU dance’s newest Teaching Artist is a Toronto-based dancer, choreographer, teacher and member of the North Side Crew, the official dance team of the Toronto Raptors.

Spencer Hack Q&A >
Hope Muir made a surprise announcement following the opening night of Anima  Animus, promoting the soulful and versatile performer to Principal Dancer.

Through a New Lens >
The company applies a new lens to the repertoire with a growing understanding of issues around representation, cultural appropriation and other barriers to inclusion.


New Dancers

The National Ballet's 15 new dancers in 2022/23. Photos by Karolina Kuras.

Meet Our Newest Dancers

Konstantin Tkachuk Q&A >
Corps de Ballet member Konstantin Tkachuk moved from Ukraine to Canada to escape the war and continue his ballet career. Learn more about his thoughts on dance, criticism, fashion and what's most important to him.

McKhayla Pettingill Q&A>
What does McKhayla say is the best thing about dancing? "Trying to connect or touch something in the souls of strangers through movement and emotion while being completely in the moment is an incredible and unique experience in this job."

Emma Ouellet Q&A >
"For me, dancing allows me to feel both vulnerable and brave at the same time."


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