Thursday June 15, 2017

Dancer Heather Ogden on ballet's delicate balance

Ballet dancer Heather Ogden and Tom Power in the q studios in Toronto, Ont.

Ballet dancer Heather Ogden and Tom Power in the q studios in Toronto, Ont. (Melody Lau/CBC)

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Principal dancer Heather Ogden talks about her role as Odette/Odile in the National Ballet's production of Swan Lake, her first ballet following the birth of her second child in January.

Tom Power talks to Ogden about the atmosphere around opening night, the enduring nature of Swan Lake.

Ogden also talks about performing with her husband Guillaume Côte and her long-standing association with the National Ballet.

Swan Lake runs at the Four Seasons Centre for Performing Arts in Toronto from June 15 -25.

Find out more about the performances here.

— Produced by Ashley Mak

* Audio for this segment will be added after the interview has aired.