Inside the AI Blog

The feeling of unison in the halls was contagious.

Posted: June 20
by Thomas Leprohon/Canada's National Ballet School

Genius, mad, daring, intelligent. Call it what you will, Assemblée Internationale is a revolutionary concept that is changing the relationship between dance schools.


The Assembleé Internationale 2013 was about collaboration, and coming together through dance.

Posted: June 20
by Sarah Branch/Canada's National Ballet School

The fearless and amazingly talented dancers taking part in this festival truly embraced the challenges of time, space, and technology ...

We had a chance to see the future of our ballet generation which AI 13 brought together in our school.

Posted: June 20
by Masha Shcherbyna/Canada's National Ballet School

My whole experience at Assemblée Internationale was truly eye opening and changed my attitude towards every day efforts and what it takes to be a dancer.

Ryerson University & Canada's National Ballet School

Posted: May 07
by Garrick Filewod/Ryerson University

Audio Blog: Garrick Filewod, Associate Professor of Image Arts at Ryerson University, talks about Ryerson’s partnership with Canada’s National Ballet School for the AI 13.

The intent of the Creative Challenge is to explore ways to make ballet more accessible.

Posted: May 04
by John Dalrymple/Canada's National Ballet School

Audio Blog: The Creative Challenge is a call to action that we've put forward for all participants as a way to keep the amazing spirit, energy and creative excitement going as we return back to our home schools.

J'ai passé une semaine incroyable à l'Assemblée Internationale 2013.

Posted: May 03
by Stéphanie Audet/L'École supérieure de ballet du Québec

Audio Blog: L'atmosphère n'était vraiment pas dans un esprit compétitif, mais dans un esprit de festival où tout le monde était fier de montrer ce dont ils étaient capable.

A sense of generosity of spirit and openness is evident.

Posted: May 03
by Joanna Gertler/Canada's National Ballet School

Audio Blog: Students and artistic staff who are visiting from around the world have such a sense of 'This is a once in a lifetime opportunity' for them to be here.

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Participating Schools

Participating Schools

The schools invited to participate in the Assemblée International 2013 are those with whom NBS has a long standing history of co-operation developed over the past twenty years... Learn more >>