Why Give to Canada’s National Ballet School

As a proudly Canadian institution NBS is in a position of recognized global leadership with an international profile for producing the finest and most gifted dancers, both from home-grown talent and from youth recruited abroad. The School's programs embrace innovation to reflect the changing nature of ballet in the 21st century. Your gift will help ensure that NBS training continues to provide the best platform for leading dance artists to prepare for a highly successful professional career.

My time at NBS has been magical for me - dance and academics are so thoughtfully knit together and challenging, plus there is a real sense of community. In a way, I feel like I found my people. I don't have to explain why I want to dance as much as I do. I don't have to justify being a dancer. I just get to be me.
- Nellie, Grade 11

Talent is the sole criterion for placement and all students upon acceptance into the professional program regardless of financial means are subsidized through fundraising efforts. NBS students have the passion to make dance their professional aspiration – we need people like you who share our vision to help support their development as artists.

Your financial support will also enable the School to uphold a fundamental commitment to providing public access and engagement. In local communities as well as across the country NBS is a leading force, fostering wider-spread arts education opportunities and encouraging improved health and well-being through dance and movement.

With your support we can continue to deliver the extraordinary.

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