Cast

Rex Harrington, O.C. - Artist-in-Residence

Rex Harrington, O.C. - Artist-in-Residence

One of the most accomplished and acclaimed male dancers of his era, Rex Harrington brought seemingly limitless panache, energy, style and showmanship to the vast range of characterizations he created during his 20 years with The National Ballet of Canada. A much sought-after dancer internationally, he performed with Teatro alla Scala, San Francisco Ballet and Stuttgart Ballet. Renowned for his... Read More »

 

Karen Kain, C.C. - Artistic Director

Karen Kain, C.C. - Artistic Director

Long recognized as one of the most gifted classical dancers of her era, noted for her compelling characterizations and versatility as a performer, Artistic Director Karen Kain is one of Canada's most renowned and committed advocates for the arts. Born in Hamilton, Ontario, Kain received her training at Canada's National Ballet School in Toronto, joining The National Ballet of Canada... Read More »

 

Alexei Ratmansky - Choreographer

Alexei Ratmansky - Choreographer

Born in St. Petersburg, Russia, Alexei Ratmansky is a choreographer and former ballet dancer. He is Artist-in-Residence at American Ballet Theatre and former Artistic Director of the Bolshoi Ballet, having trained under Pyotr Pestov and Alexandra Markeyeva at the Bolshoi Ballet Academy. Prior to his appointment as Artistic Director, Ratmansky was a Principal Dancer with the Kiev Ballet, Canada's Royal... Read More »

 

Aleksandar Antonijevic - Principal Dancer,

Aleksandar Antonijevic - Principal Dancer, "Romeo"

A native of Yugoslavia, Aleksandar Antonijevic studied at the National Ballet School in Novi Sad and joined The National Ballet of Canada in 1991. He has been a Principal Dancer since 1995. Antonijevic has danced in most of the major works in the company's repertoire including principal roles in Giselle, Onegin, Romeo and Juliet, The Sleeping Beauty, La Sylphide, Manon,... Read More »

 

Greta Hodgkinson - Principal Dancer,

Greta Hodgkinson - Principal Dancer, "Juliet"

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... Read More »

 

Guillaume Côté - Principal Dancer,

Guillaume Côté - Principal Dancer, "Romeo"

Guillaume Côté was born in Lac-Saint-Jean, Québec. He studied at Canada's National Ballet School, joined The National Ballet of Canada in 1999 and became a Principal Dancer in 2004. Côté's repertoire includes the principal roles in Swan Lake, The Sleeping Beauty, Romeo and Juliet, Giselle, The Nutcracker, Onegin, Grand pas Classique, Opus 19/The Dreamer, Apollo, Stravinsky Violin Concerto, Diamonds... Read More »

 

Elena Lobsanova - First Soloist,

Elena Lobsanova - First Soloist, "Juliet"

A native of Moscow, Russia, Elena Lobsanova trained at Canada's National Ballet School and joined the company in 2005. She was promoted to First Soloist in 2011. Lobsanova's repertoire includes The Seagull, The Nutcracker, The Sleeping Beauty, Giselle, Cinderella, Swan Lake, Theme and Variations, Apollo, Serenade, Symphony in C, The Four Seasons and West Side Story Suite. She has created... Read More »

 

Brendan Saye - Corps de Ballet,

Brendan Saye - Corps de Ballet, "Romeo"

Brendan Saye was born in Vancouver, British Columbia. He trained at Canada's National Ballet School and in 2008, became a YOU dance Apprentice. Mr. Saye joined The National Ballet of Canada in 2009. Saye's repertoire includes The Sleeping Beauty, Swan Lake, Onegin, Romeo and Juliet, Giselle, The Nutcracker, Don Quixote, The Four Seasons, Opus 19/The Dreamer, In The Upper Room,... Read More »

 

Chelsy Meiss - Second Soloist,

Chelsy Meiss - Second Soloist, "Juliet"

Born in Melbourne, Australia, Chelsy Meiss trained at Karen Curlis School of Dance, Thelma Williams School of Dance and The Australian Ballet School. She joined the San Diego Ballet in 2005, became a member of the Corps de Ballet of The National Ballet of Canada in 2008 and was promoted to Second Soloist in 2011. Meiss' repertoire includes The Sleeping... Read More »

 

McGee Maddox - First Soloist,

McGee Maddox - First Soloist, "Romeo"

McGee Maddox was born in Spartanburg, South Carolina and trained at Houston Ballet's Ben Stevenson Academy, joining Houston Ballet as an Apprentice in 2005. In 2009, he joined The National Ballet of Canada and was promoted to First Soloist in 2011. Maddox has danced in Onegin, Swan Lake, The Four Temperaments, Cinderella, Don Quixote, The Nutcracker, Serenade, The Sleeping... Read More »

 

Heather Ogden - Principal Dancer,

Heather Ogden - Principal Dancer, "Juliet"

Heather Ogden was born in Toronto and trained at the Richmond Academy of Dance in British Columbia before joining The National Ballet of Canada in 1998. She was promoted to Principal Dancer in 2005. Ogden's repertoire with the National Ballet includes principal roles in Swan Lake, Romeo and Juliet, The Nutcracker, The Sleeping Beauty, Onegin, The Merry Widow, La Bayadère... Read More »

 

Naoya Ebe - Second Soloist,

Naoya Ebe - Second Soloist, "Romeo"

Naoya Ebe was born in Tokyo, Japan and trained at Canada's National Ballet School. He joined The National Ballet of Canada in 2006 and was promoted to Second Soloist in 2011. Ebe has danced in The Sleeping Beauty, The Nutcracker, Swan Lake, Romeo and Juliet, Giselle,Onegin,Don Quixote,The Taming of the Shrew, The Four Temperaments, Opus 19/The Dreamer,Glass Pieces,The Four Seasons... Read More »

 

Sonia Rodriguez - Principal Dancer,

Sonia Rodriguez - Principal Dancer, "Juliet"

A native of Toronto, Sonia Rodriguez studied dance in Madrid with Pedro de la Cruz and at the Princess Grace Academy in Monaco. She joined The National Ballet of Canada in 1990 and was promoted to Principal Dancer in 2000. Rodriguez's repertoire with the National Ballet includes principal roles in Swan Lake, Romeo and Juliet, La Fille mal gardée, The... Read More »

 

Moze Mossanen - Writer/Director/Producer

Moze Mossanen - Writer/Director/Producer

Moze is one of Canada's foremost directors of performance-based films whose work has encompassed striking adaptations of classic novels ("Year of the Lion") and original screenplays ("The Rings of Saturn") each marked by his distinctive directorial hand. His films include "Dance for Modern Times" (nominated for a Genie Award and winner of the Chris Award at the Columbus International Film... Read More »