Thank you to all the donors and volunteers who have supported Karen Kain’s five priority areas that are ensuring the National Ballet excels. From nurturing dancers to exciting new works and engaging community programmes, the National Ballet is inspiring more people than ever before. Whether in schools, at the Four Seasons Centre or on the world stage, the National Ballet is able to reach and connect with audiences, children and students through dance, music and design. As a result, we encourage movement, creativity, imagination and joy.

Throughout Karen’s tenure, she has dreamed big creatively while also maintaining the National Ballet’s fiscal balance. Neither the artistry nor the finances has had to compromise. Instead, with the incredible support of our donor community, the National Ballet has experienced a remarkable journey of growth. Thank you for supporting the Soaring Campaign and a bright future for The National Ballet of Canada.

Soaring by the Numbers

Campaign Goal: To raise $100 000 000
Funds raised: $104 340 000 from 890 donors

Campaign Goal: To inspire more people than ever before
10 780 730 people reached

Number of new productions: 48
Number of performances: 757
Total audience members: 1 357 382
Number of dancers who performed in company: 109
Number of Apprentices trained: 80
Number of orchestra members in company: 70
Number of additional musicians: 65
Number of new, commissioned music scores: 7
Number of performances on tour: 114 in 34 cities
Number of Choreographic Associates: 2
Number of choreographers participating in Choreographic Workshop: 22
Number of health and wellness practitioners: 19
Number of new facilities: 1, The Gretchen Ross Production Centre
Number of participants in local community initiatives: 1 270 336
Number of students reached through YOU dance: 190 052
Number of participants viewing digital initiatives: 7 962 960
Growth of Endowment Foundation: by $42 million, with total assets of $79 million (as of 30 juin, 2019)
Total amount of disbursement from the Endowment Foundation to the National Ballet during campaign: $20 124 000

Strategic Priorities

Artistic Excellence: Danseurs
To attract, nurture and retain the most talented dancers
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Artistic Excellence: Orchestre
To support our core value of live music
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New Productions
To create engaging new works
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To showcase Canadian dance excellence
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Community Engagement
To promote the arts and inspire self-expression
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To sustain the National Ballet for generations to come
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