Friday, March 4, 2016



The annual fundraising gala draws together Canada's National Ballet School's friends and supporters. On Friday, March 4th NBS will immerse guests in a fun and whimsical setting at The Carlu.

Proceeds raised through NBS’ annual gala play a crucial role in supporting the School’s professional and community programs. The funds support the ongoing needs of NBS' talented professional students, as they continue to pursue their dream of becoming professional dancers. They also ensure NBS can continue to demonstrate the relevance of dance through accessible programs that enhance quality of life for every member of society, regardless of age or ability. Learn more about the 2016 NBS Gala.

GALA REPERTOIRE AND CASTING

Luminous Pas de Deux
Choreography: Thomas Leprohon Music: Luminous by Max Richter Costume Design: Robyn Clarke

Performed by Masha Shcherbyna, Thomas Leprohon

Molly Couple Pas de Deux (Excerpt from Yondering
Choreography: John Neumeier Staged by: Shaun Amyot, Raymond Smith Music: Stephen C. Foster, sung by Thomas Hampson Original Lighting Design: David Morrison Original Costume Design: Caroline O’Brien, John Neumeier 

Performed by Suzanna Lathrum, Alexi Skinner

Giselle Act 1 Solo
Choreography: after Marius Petipa Staged by: Vera Timashova Music: Léon Minkus

Performed by Hyunjung Song

Male Variation from Don Quixote 
Choreography: after Marius Petipa Staged by: Raymond Smith Music: Léon Minkus Costume Design: Robyn Clarke

Performed by Marcus Pei

Aurora’s Solo (Excerpt from Sleeping Beauty)
Choreography: after Marius Petipa Staged by: Vera Timashova Music: Pyotr Tchaikovsky

Performed by Bomin Kim

Beautiful Dreamer Trio (Excerpt from Yondering)
Choreography: John Neumeier Staged by: Shaun Amyot, Raymond Smith Music: Stephen C. Foster, sung by Thomas Hampson Original Lighting Design: David Morrison Original Costume Design: Caroline O’Brien, John Neumeier

Performed by Hannah Galway, Ryan Tomash, Teagan Richman-Taylor

That’s What’s The Matter (Excerpt from Yondering)
Choreography: John Neumeier Staged by: Shaun Amyot, Raymond Smith Music: Stephen C. Foster, sung by Thomas Hampson Original Lighting Design: David Morrison Original Costume Design: Caroline O’Brien, John Neumeier

Performed by Alexander Ellison, Danny Leger, Thomas Leprohon, Reo Mizuno, Siphe November, Marcus Pei, Teagan Richman-Taylor, Philip Sergeychuk, Alexi Skinner, Josh St. John, William Tessier-Legault, Ryan Tomash