Rebecca Rimsay Panellist/Empowerment Through a Healthy Mindset During Dance Career
Rebekah Rimsay was born in Fort Collins, Colorado and trained at Canada’s National Ballet School. She joined The National Ballet of Canada in 1990 and was promoted to Principal Character Artist in 2012.
As a Principal Character Artist, Ms. Rimsay repertoire includes such roles as Carabosse and Lilac Fairy in The Sleeping Beauty, Nurse in Romeo and Juliet and Baba in The Nutcracker. Ms. Rimsay’s repertoire also includes featured roles inOnegin, Swan Lake, Giselle, Don Quixote, La Fille mal gardée, The Merry Widow, Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, Washington Square, The Seagull, Apollo, Jewels, Serenade, La Sylphide, The Man in Black and 24 Preludes by Chopin. She has created a number of notable roles in works by James Kudelka, including An Italian Straw Hat, Cinderella, The Contract (The Pied Piper) and The Four Seasons.
Ms. Rimsay was the recipient of the William Marrié Award for Dramatic Achievement for Carabosse in The Sleeping Beauty in 2010 and she won the same award for her role as Her Other Stepsister in Cinderella in 2004.