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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.
Married to fellow Principal Dancer, Guillaume Côté, the couple are expecting their first child this December. Read the full media release here.


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.

Married to fellow Principal Dancer, Guillaume Côté, the couple are expecting their first child this December. Read the full media release here.

Friday GIF: Fairies in rehearsal for The Sleeping Beauty, featuring Artists of the Ballet.

Friday GIF: Fairies in rehearsal for The Sleeping Beauty, featuring Artists of the Ballet.

Throwback Thursday: Robert Tewsley and Martine Lamy in Manon, 1996.Manon opens The National Ballet of Canada’s 2014/15 season November 8—16. More information here.

Throwback Thursday: Robert Tewsley and Martine Lamy in Manon, 1996.

Manon opens The National Ballet of Canada’s 2014/15 season November 8—16. More information here.

Life of a Dancer: Foot tape.

Life of a Dancer: Foot tape.

Tutu Tuesday: Artists of the Ballet rehearsing in classic romantic tutus.

Tutu Tuesday: Artists of the Ballet rehearsing in classic romantic tutus.

A native of Nanaimo, British Columbia, Jillian Vanstone trained at the Kirkwood Academy of the Performing Arts and Canada’s National Ballet School. She joined The National Ballet of Canada in 1999 and was promoted to Principal Dancer in 2011.

A native of Nanaimo, British Columbia, Jillian Vanstone trained at the Kirkwood Academy of the Performing Arts and Canada’s National Ballet School. She joined The National Ballet of Canada in 1999 and was promoted to Principal Dancer in 2011.

Friday GIF: Artists of the Ballet in rehearsal for Swan Lake.

Friday GIF: Artists of the Ballet in rehearsal for Swan Lake.

Throwback Thursday: Evelyn Hart and Aleksandar Antonijevic as Manon and Des Grieux in Manon, 2000.

Throwback Thursday: Evelyn Hart and Aleksandar Antonijevic as Manon and Des Grieux in Manon, 2000.

Life of a Dancer: Partnering

Life of a Dancer: Partnering

Decorated pointe shoes from Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland hanging in the wardrobe department.

Decorated pointe shoes from Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland hanging in the wardrobe department.

Polish-born Piotr Stanczyk trained at the State Ballet School of Poznan before studying at Canada’s National Ballet School. He joined The National Ballet of Canada in 1998 and was promoted to Principal Dancer in 2008.

Polish-born Piotr Stanczyk trained at the State Ballet School of Poznan before studying at Canada’s National Ballet School. He joined The National Ballet of Canada in 1998 and was promoted to Principal Dancer in 2008.

Friday GIF: Sonia Rodriguez being photographed for the 2013/14 Souvenir Book

Friday GIF: Sonia Rodriguez being photographed for the 2013/14 Souvenir Book

Throwback Thursday: Rex Harrington in 2000.

Throwback Thursday: Rex Harrington in 2000.

Life of a Dancer: Lunch breaks
(Photo credit: Second Soloist Jordana Daumec stretches while deciding what to have for lunch at Les Louises, the National Ballet’s café. Photo by Daniel Neuhaus.)

Life of a Dancer: Lunch breaks

(Photo credit: Second Soloist Jordana Daumec stretches while deciding what to have for lunch at Les Louises, the National Ballet’s café. Photo by Daniel Neuhaus.)

Tutu Tuesday: Artist of the Ballet taking a break in a classical rehearsal tutu.

Tutu Tuesday: Artist of the Ballet taking a break in a classical rehearsal tutu.

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