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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.

Shino Mori was born in Gunma, Japan and trained at the Reiko Yamamoto Ballet School in Japan and Canada’s National Ballet School. She joined The National Ballet of Canada as a RBC Apprentice in 2008 and joined the Corps de Ballet in 2009.

Shino Mori was born in Gunma, Japan and trained at the Reiko Yamamoto Ballet School in Japan and Canada’s National Ballet School. She joined The National Ballet of Canada as a RBC Apprentice in 2008 and joined the Corps de Ballet in 2009.

Friday GIF: Artists of the Ballet in Company Class

Friday GIF: Artists of the Ballet in Company Class

Throwback Thursday: Martine Lamy as Manon in Manon, 1996.
See The National Ballet of Canada perform Manon November 8—16. Subscriptions available now. More information here.

Throwback Thursday: Martine Lamy as Manon in Manon, 1996.

See The National Ballet of Canada perform Manon November 816. Subscriptions available now. More information here.

Life of a Dancer: Flexibility

Life of a Dancer: Flexibility

Tutu Tuesday: Chelsy Meiss in a classic romantic tutu.

Tutu Tuesday: Chelsy Meiss in a classic romantic tutu.

Etienne Lavigne was born in Montréal, Québec. He trained at L’École supérieure de ballet contemporain de Montréal in Québec. He joined The National Ballet of Canada as a member of the Corps de Ballet in 1997. He was promoted to Second Soloist in 2003 and to First Soloist in 2007.

Etienne Lavigne was born in Montréal, Québec. He trained at L’École supérieure de ballet contemporain de Montréal in Québec. He joined The National Ballet of Canada as a member of the Corps de Ballet in 1997. He was promoted to Second Soloist in 2003 and to First Soloist in 2007.

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