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The National Ballet of Canada is a high profile Canadian dance company. It acquires a special place in the Canadian entertainment as Canada’s premier classical ballet troupe; that has performed for over ten million people worldwide. Inspired and deeply influenced by tradition and style of England's Royal Ballet, this company has produced the finest mainstream dance and ballet performances on stage. The National Ballet of Canada distinguishes itself from as an offering to traditional full-length classics in the most original form and format. In Canada no other ballet troupe brings diversity to ballet and related disciplines like the National Ballet of Canada.

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The National Ballet of Canada is unique in its own right, supporting classic ballet dancers, trainers and Canada’s top choreographers. More so, it works towards extending upon ballet in new unexplored dimensions of fusion. Interestingly, this experimental yet liberal approach to discover, support and train potential and upcoming talent contributed immense talent to the National Ballet. Unlike its contemporaries and counterparts, it is a troupe that adheres to guidelines of classic repertoire and still manages to accommodate contemporary acts. To name a few, Sir Frederick Ashton, James Kudelka, Glen Tetley and Alexei Ratmansky served as creative mentors and source of inspiration for the Ballet.
 
The Royal Winnipeg Ballet and Volkoff Canadian Ballet were Canadian dance companies plagued by partiality in auditioning and selection. The result was nothing close to the desired performers and performances. The need and outmost desire for an unbiased dance company arose and managed a place for the Canadian ballet troupe. Winnipeg and Voloff came together through an intersection and the outcome was the Sadler’s Well Royal Ballet. Members of this ballet formed the National Ballet in 1951 in Toronto. The trouped was aimed at creating a unconventional feel of ballet by performing the most classic and traditional pieces. Celia Franca a non-Canadian native was contracted and appointed as artistic director to avoid bias.
 
Canada’s most respected names in ballet dancing materialized the National Ballet of Canada by bringing together the best Canadian ballet acts. They realized it by contracting the established names, training an all-Canadian ballet troupe and later train dancers under the troupe’s supervision.  As a founding step, the Ballet drew roots and further trained its dancers under the English umbrella. The National Ballet of Canada extracted the best faculty from Canada through auditioning tours. As a benchmark Celia performed on shows to make the international connections with the national Ballet and help applicant preview its standards and pre-requisites. The National Ballet Of Canada’s first performance in 1951, at the Eaton Stadium was all about the Les Sylphids and Polovtsian styles that came to life, with a Canadian touch. It showcased mesmerizing dances; instantly awing audiences and stirring waves in the Ballet world of Americas. Later Celia Franca‘s toil to formally train performers took shape of the National Ballet School. Initiated in 1959, the school became a prerequisite for screened potential entrants to the troupe and otherwise. The curriculum was designed to train pupils to test and prove their limits and become world’s most desirable ballet acts.
 
The National Ballet of Canada needed to station itself to train and entertain. The ballet decided on a home venue, and from 1964-2005 the O'Keefe Centre, harnessed their creative activities. Alexander Grant came to the Ballet after Celia in 1974. He streamlined the Ballet’s repertoire to Fredrick Ashton’s work; hence the Ballet carried the mark of the England’s Royal Ballet. In 1979 they performed at London’s Royal Opera as the first Canadian ballet group. Later on Rudolf Nureyev’s version of the Sleeping Beauty became a turning point for the company. He took the show to New York and stages it at the Lincoln’s Centre Metropolitan Opera House. This very show made the National Ballet of Canada internationally celebrated dance troupe. The purity of classic ballet coupled with immense talent and exquisite art direction received international acclaim from public and critics. This called for more coverage of the troupe; therefore they won their very own TV show. More importantly, their principal dancers, character artist, first and second soloists became individual and group acts that received rave reviews.
 
Many prominent dancers of the troupe cemented their name as great dancers through group and solo acts. The most famous and popular names are of Frank Augustyn, Aleksander Antionijevic and Victoria Bertram. The National Ballet of Canada tickets take audiences to the world of flawless ballet where every move, expression and gesture is an ode to ballet in general and dance in particular, something for everyone to enjoy!