Born in Providence, Rhode Island and trained at the Festival Ballet of Rhode Island and Canada's National Ballet School, Greta Hodgkinson joined The National Ballet of Canada in 1990 and has been a Principal Dancer since 1996.
Hodgkinson has performed every leading role in the classical repertoire to critical acclaim and her talents extend to the contemporary repertoire as well. She has had numerous roles created for her by world renowned choreographers and has worked closely with William Forsythe, Jiří Kylián, Glen Tetley, John Neumeier, James Kudelka, Alexei Ratmansky, Christopher Wheeldon, Wayne McGregor and Crystal Pite.
As a guest artist, Hodgkinson has appeared with The Kirov Ballet (International Ballet Festival Mariinsky), Teatro alla Scala, The Australian Ballet, Stuttgart Ballet, Munich Ballet, Teatro Comunale di Firenze, at the Opening Gala of the Royal Opera House, at The State Kremlin Palace, the Gala des Étoiles and international ballet galas in the USA, Canada, Russia and Europe. Hodgkinson was invited to tour Japan dancing Swan Lake with K-Ballet, partnered by Tetsuya Kumakawa and she also performed at The World Ballet Festival in Tokyo, Japan with frequent partner Roberto Bolle.
Hodgkinson has graced the covers of Dance Magazine and Dance International Magazine and has been featured in various fashion publications including Vanity Fair, Lucky, W, GQ Italia, Elle, NUVO, Flare and FASHION magazines. She has worked with such noted photographers as Michael Thompson, Febrizio Ferri, Howard Schatz, Nick Krasnaii, Christopher Wahl, Max Abadian, Sian Richards and Cylla von Tiedemann.
Her film credits include the title role in Roxana, based on the novel by Daniel Defoe, the title role in The Firebird, Summer in The Four Seasons, A Dancer's Story - 50 Years of The National Ballet of Canada (dancing The Sleeping Beauty pas de deux) and a featured role in The Rings of Saturn, directed by Moze Mossanen. In 2009, she appeared as Margot Fonteyn in the Bravo! TV docudrama, Nureyev and in 2010, made a guest appearance on the premiere of the Canadian comedy television series Baxter.