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Studio Life: Rui Huang jete’ing during company class.

Studio Life: Rui Huang jete’ing during company class.

Svetlana Lunkina was born in Moscow and trained at the Moscow Choreographic Academy. In 1997, Ms. Lunkina joined the Bolshoi Ballet and was promoted to Principal Dancer in 2005. In 2013, she joined The National Ballet of Canada as a Principal Guest Artist and became a Principal Dancer with the company in 2014. 

Svetlana Lunkina was born in Moscow and trained at the Moscow Choreographic Academy. In 1997, Ms. Lunkina joined the Bolshoi Ballet and was promoted to Principal Dancer in 2005. In 2013, she joined The National Ballet of Canada as a Principal Guest Artist and became a Principal Dancer with the company in 2014. 

Vogue Magazine went backstage at The National Ballet of Canada’s opening day of Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland at the Lincoln Center in New York City. See the full feature here.

Vogue Magazine went backstage at The National Ballet of Canada’s opening day of Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland at the Lincoln Center in New York City. See the full feature here.

Throwback Thursday: Former Artistic Director Erik Bruhn in New York City with dancers from American Ballet Theater outside the Warner Theater during a guesting engagement with the American company in 1952.
The National Ballet of Canada is on tour in New York City to perform Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland at Lincoln Center until September 14. More information here.

Throwback ThursdayFormer Artistic Director Erik Bruhn in New York City with dancers from American Ballet Theater outside the Warner Theater during a guesting engagement with the American company in 1952.

The National Ballet of Canada is on tour in New York City to perform Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland at Lincoln Center until September 14. More information here.

Life of a Dancer: Imagination

Life of a Dancer: Imagination

Tutu Tuesday: To Queen of Hearts’ tutu in Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland is as big and bold as the character itself. The size and shape of the tutu are exaggerated with a bodice designed to suggest a heart shape at the neckline.
The National Ballet of Canada’s Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland opens tonight in New York City at Lincoln Center. Onstage until September 14. More information here.


Tutu Tuesday
: To Queen of Hearts’ tutu in Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland is as big and bold as the character itself. The size and shape of the tutu are exaggerated with a bodice designed to suggest a heart shape at the neckline.

The National Ballet of Canada’s Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland opens tonight in New York City at Lincoln Center. Onstage until September 14. More information here.

Ben Rudisin was born in Woodbridge, Virginia and trained at the North Carolina School of the Arts and with Houston Ballet II. Mr. Rudisin joined The National Ballet of Canada as an Apprentice in 2013 and joined the Corps de Ballet in 2014.


Ben Rudisin was born in Woodbridge, Virginia and trained at the North Carolina School of the Arts and with Houston Ballet II. Mr. Rudisin joined The National Ballet of Canada as an Apprentice in 2013 and joined the Corps de Ballet in 2014.

Friday GIF: The madly tapping Mad Hatter in Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland.
The National Ballet of Canada takes Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland on tour to New York City’s Lincoln Center from September 9—14. Buy your tickets here.

Friday GIF: The madly tapping Mad Hatter in Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland.

The National Ballet of Canada takes Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland on tour to New York City’s Lincoln Center from September 9—14. Buy your tickets here.

Throwback Thursday: Principal Dancer Sonia Rodriguez and Former Principal Dancers Jennifer Fournier and Aleksandar Antonijevic (from left to right) with Artists of the Ballet in class when the company toured to New York’s City Center in 1998.
The National Ballet of Canada takes Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland on tour to New York City’s Lincoln Center from September 9—14. More information here.

Throwback Thursday: Principal Dancer Sonia Rodriguez and Former Principal Dancers Jennifer Fournier and Aleksandar Antonijevic (from left to right) with Artists of the Ballet in class when the company toured to New York’s City Center in 1998.

The National Ballet of Canada takes Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland on tour to New York City’s Lincoln Center from September 9—14. More information here.

Life of a Dancer: Defying gravity

Life of a Dancer: Defying gravity

Tutu Tuesday: The Flowers tutus in Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland were created using innovative technology. Digital images of real flowers were scanned and digitally printed on thin sheets of organza. Once the tutu was constructed, the edges of each layer of fabric was burned to make them appear like petals found in nature.

Tutu Tuesday: The Flowers tutus in Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland were created using innovative technology. Digital images of real flowers were scanned and digitally printed on thin sheets of organza. Once the tutu was constructed, the edges of each layer of fabric was burned to make them appear like petals found in nature.

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.
See Sonia in the role of Alice as The National Ballet of Canada takes Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland on tour to New York City’s Lincoln Center from September 9—14. Buy your tickets here.

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.

See Sonia in the role of Alice as The National Ballet of Canada takes Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland on tour to New York City’s Lincoln Center from September 9—14. Buy your tickets here.

Friday GIF: Greta Hodgkinson as The Red Queen in Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland.
The National Ballet of Canada takes Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland on tour to New York City’s Lincoln Center from September 9—14. Buy your tickets here.


Friday GIF:
 Greta Hodgkinson as The Red Queen in Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland.

The National Ballet of Canada takes Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland on tour to New York City’s Lincoln Center from September 9—14. Buy your tickets here.

Throwback Thursday: Senior Ballet Master Peter Ottmann, circa 1984. Peter is busy rehearsing the company as we prepare to tour Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland to New York City.

Throwback Thursday: Senior Ballet Master Peter Ottmann, circa 1984. Peter is busy rehearsing the company as we prepare to tour Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland to New York City.

Life of a Dancer: Quick change

Life of a Dancer: Quick change

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