Having performed The Nutcracker only once last year due to COVID-19, Yui Sugawara looks forward to performing as the Sugar Plum Fairy in this year’s production. “I’m excited to bring such a traditional ballet back to Montreal again,” she says. “It’s an important Christmas ritual for many people, and I’m so happy to be able to bring back the Christmassy vibe to the theatre.”

The highly anticipated new ballet celebrates the life and work of Scottish-Canadian filmmaker Norman McLaren.

This spring, the whimsical world of princesses, fairies, and magical enchantments will be transported from storybook to stages across Canada.

A ballet-orchestral performance that brings together three of Canada’s most important dance companies.

The ballet gala—both loved and hated for its ostentatious displays of virtuosic technique—is about to get a makeover.

FROM THE ARCHIVE: On stage, Chan Hon Goh is the quintessential ballerina. A principal dancer with the National Ballet of Canada, Goh is one of the company’s most exquisite classicists. Her ballon, or the lightness of her landings, is legendary.

FROM THE ARCHIVE: On November 12, 1951, the National Ballet of Canada made its debut in Toronto. At the helm is artistic director Karen Kain, one of Canada’s most beloved and honoured ballerinas.