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Assemblée Internationale 2013 logo Assemblée Internationale 2013
The new AI13 website is now launched. Ticket sales have been brisk so we're pleased to announce that classes and rehearsals will be broadcast for viewers everywhere. Check out the schedule. We are so looking forward to welcoming our visitors to Toronto and NBS on April 28!
Top Chef logo Paris Opera Ballet's 300th anniversary!
Congratulations to the Paris Opera Ballet who are celebrating their 300th anniversary in April! The company was started by Louis XIVth and NBS is honoured to be one of the schools asked to participate in their festivities. We are thrilled they will join us in Toronto for the Assemblée Internationale 2013.
Fernando Alonso Honouring Fernando Alonso
The AI13 will pay tribute to ballet professional Fernando Alonso by honouring him as Artiste Internationale (with support from Sherritt International Corporation). Read about his esteemed life in Toba Singer�s recently published, Fernando Alonso: Father of Cuban Ballet, now available in bookstores.
Top Chef logo Top Chef Canada Season 3
NBS students, parents and staff will appear in the 5th episode, due to air on Monday, April 15 9pm EST. Tune in to see the chefs' challenge and just how well they pulled it off.

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Cheryl Belkin Epstein Front Row Centre Dance Event's Series
The Royal Ballet's Alice's Adventures in Wonderland will be broadcast in Cineplex theatres April 21 at 12.55pm. Learn more and watch Cheryl Belkin Epstein's pre-ballet introductions.
Peter Dwyer Awards winners Peter Dwyer Awards
Honouring the memory of Peter Dwyer, a key force in founding and developing the Canada Council, scholarships are awarded annually to promising students at Canada's National Ballet School and the National Theatre School of Canada in Montreal. Full Award: Patrick Foster, Soo Ah Kang, Shizuru Kato, Liam Redhead. Shared Award: Liliana Dobronyi, Rachel Silverstein.
Ontario Arts Council 50th Anniversary logo Ontario Arts Council's 50th Anniversary
NBS would like to thank the Ontario Arts Council for its continued support and encouragement of our work. In particular, we would like to recognize the OAC staff – past and present – who have championed the arts and whose hard work over the years has contributed to the development of Ontario�s remarkable cultural landscape. Happy 50th anniversary OAC and here's to your next 50!
Adult Ballet students Community Programs
Adult Ballet registration for Term III is open! Classes start April 17 and end July 29. Get involved. Register online.
The Associates Program will close for Spring break March 29 – April 7. The Associates Program holds the first of two auditions on Sunday April 21. Register online. There will be no AP classes during the AI13, April 28 – May 4.
PBP students Professional Programs
Professional Ballet Program students will enjoy their Spring Break the first week of April.
Summer School – We look forward to welcoming students across the country and overseas to Summer School in July. Forms should be sent to the Registrar's Office. Questions or concerns about your forms? Contact the Registrar's Office at 416.964.5105 Monday through Friday, 8am-5pm.
PBP Senior Girls April Observation Experience
Monday, April 15, 4:45-5:45pm – Join us for a special chance to observe NBS Senior Girls in a corps de ballet rehearsal, as they learn the roles of 'The Willis' from Giselle. Open to Benefactor donors ($1000+). Betty Oliphant Theatre, 400 Jarvis Street. RSVP by Monday, April 8 at 416.964.3780 x2205 or cireton@nbs-enb.ca.
Assemblée Internationale 2013 logo Donate to Assemblée Internationale 2013!
AI13 will welcome students and artistic staff from eighteen of the world's top professional ballet schools. NBS is underwriting the event to ensure maximum participation. You can directly help NBS present Assemblée Internationale 2013, one of the most significant collaborative events in the history of ballet education. Please donate online now, or call 416.964.3780 x2125.
PBP students Market Research Survey
Thanks to all who participated in the survey – the preliminary draft results have been tabulated and we look forward to a presentation from Innovative Research in early May. We'll share them with you after the presentation.
Dharana tank The Shoe Room: New Spring Arrivals!
Karma Wear's new Spring 2013 Collection has arrived! Come into The Shoe Room and add some colour to your wardrobe. Also available online at www.theshoeroom.ca.
Spring Showcase Spring Showcase 2013
Box office is preparing for Spring Showcase ticket sales. Patrons will be informed when tickets will be available and are reminded there are just two performances this year: Saturday May 25, 7:30pm and Sunday, May 26, 2:00pm. Repertoire will be posted on the website shortly.
Intertribal flashmob rehearsal International Dance Day
April 29 is International Dance Day and while our flashmob this year will be performed in June, well be celebrating the day in Toronto with our AI13 visitors. Happy International Dance Day to all!
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