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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

Tutu Tuesday: Anatomy of a TutuThe plate, or decorative, top of the tutu goes over a tutu’s tulle skirt. Tutu plates are often heavily embellished and most of the decoration is sewn onto the plate before it is attached to the skirt with final touches being done by hand.

Tutu Tuesday: Anatomy of a Tutu

The plate, or decorative, top of the tutu goes over a tutu’s tulle skirt. Tutu plates are often heavily embellished and most of the decoration is sewn onto the plate before it is attached to the skirt with final touches being done by hand.

Guillaume Côté was born in Lac-Saint-Jean, Québec. He studied at Canada’s National Ballet School, joined The National Ballet of Canada in 1998 and became a Principal Dancer in 2004. In 2013, Mr. Côté was appointed Choreographic Associate.

Guillaume Côté was born in Lac-Saint-Jean, Québec. He studied at Canada’s National Ballet School, joined The National Ballet of Canada in 1998 and became a Principal Dancer in 2004. In 2013, Mr. Côté was appointed Choreographic Associate.

Friday GIF: Sonia Rodriguez in Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland being enchanted by the Cheshire Cat.
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: Sonia Rodriguez in Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland being enchanted by the Cheshire Cat.

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: Aleksandar Antonijevic in his 2007/08 Souvenir Book photo.
This season, Aleksandar is behind the camera photographing the company for the upcoming 2014/15 Souvenir Book.

Throwback Thursday: Aleksandar Antonijevic in his 2007/08 Souvenir Book photo.

This season, Aleksandar is behind the camera photographing the company for the upcoming 2014/15 Souvenir Book.

Life of a Dancer: Makeup.

Life of a Dancer: Makeup.

Tutu Tuesday: Anatomy of a Tutu
The bodice of a tutu is shaped like a corset and is a separate piece of the costume attached at the waistline or high on the hip. The tutu bodice must move and fit the dancer like a glove.

Tutu Tuesday: Anatomy of a Tutu

The bodice of a tutu is shaped like a corset and is a separate piece of the costume attached at the waistline or high on the hip. The tutu bodice must move and fit the dancer like a glove.

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