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There are three distinct “tours” as part of the National Audition Tour: Eastern, Western and Central all taking place between November/December. Southern Ontario cities are visited separately, generally after the tours are completed, with visits taking place in January/February. Each tour has a lead Artistic staff member, in addition to other Artistic staff, including a musician and administrative support.

Vera Timashova

Tour Locations:

  • Montreal, QC
  • Ottawa, ON
  • Sault Saint Marie, ON
  • St. Catherines, ON
  • Windsor, ON
  • London, ON
  • Waterloo, ON
  • Toronto, ON
  • Barrie, ON
Born in Russia, Vera Timashova received her ballet training at the Novosibirsk State School of Ballet. Having completed her studies with distinction, Timashova joined the Ballet Company of Novosibirsk State Academic Opera and Ballet Theatre as a soloist in 1974. She danced with the company for 3 years and had her first debut as the leading role in Carmen Suite, which was created especially for her.

Young Joo Lee

Tour Dates
  • St. John’s, NL
  • Saint John, NB
  • Halifax, NS
Young Joo Lee received her early dance training at the Sun Hwa Dance Academy in Seoul, Korea. She has an extensive dance education and holds a BA and M.P.E. in dance, both from Ewha Womans University. From 1995 to 1996, she studied the Vaganova teaching method at the Universal Ballet Academy also in Seoul, and in September 2004, joined the Teacher Training Program for professional dancers at Canada's National Ballet School.

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