Open doors to a world of possibilities

Audition for NBS’ Olympic calibre Professional Ballet-Academic Program

Dance is for everyone!

Bring joy, creativity and wellbeing to your life through programs for all ages and abilities

Assemblée Internationale 2023

Established by NBS in 2009, Assemblée Internationale is an Olympic-calibre gathering of pre-professional dancers and artistic directors from training schools and organizations around the world.

Dancer Not Dementia: a short film

Introducing a brand-new film project from filmmaker Anthony Grani, presented by Canada’s National Ballet School, capturing the extraordinary stories and experiences of dancers living with dementia and their carers.

 

Teacher Training Program Auditions

Teach and inspire the next generation of dancers! The Teacher Training Program is a world-renowned program that prepares teachers to inspire dancers of all ages, abilities and aspirations. Register today for your online audition!

Rachael Karker, YDP Alumni and Olympian

I would definitely recommend dance. I think it’s such a fun sport to start out in and to continue in as well. Dance is so much fun, and you learn so many skills. I think it’s a great way to get exercising or to just try something new.

The Fu Arnold Family, NBS dancers

Meet Sidney, Ruben, Jonah, Angela, and Yu Rong–a family spanning three generations, with dance and NBS at its heart. They dance in different ways, but together they are discovering how dance builds connection and appreciation for each other.

Juan Pablo, Adult Ballet Student

Since I was a kid, I always dreamt of being a dancer…I’ve been taking classes at Canada’s National Ballet School for almost two years now. I’m so glad I found the program and fulfilled the dream.

Ben, Professional Ballet-Academic Program graduate

Dance has taught me what it means to have a passion in life. With the help of my mother and my hometown ballet teacher, I made the decision to audition. Once I got to NBS, it really felt like home and I knew that this is where I needed to go to further my training.

About Us
We are NBS

At Canada's National Ballet School (NBS), programming excellence, access and inclusion fuel our belief in sharing the transformative power of dance to change lives for the better. 

 

This is what drives our commitment to making dance a part of all Canadians’ lives—from the Olympic-calibre dancer training for a professional ballet career on the world stage to the young child or older adult who may be embracing the joy of dance for the first time.

About Us
We are NBS

At Canada's National Ballet School (NBS), programming excellence, access and inclusion fuel our belief in sharing the transformative power of dance to change lives for the better. 

 

This is what drives our commitment to making dance a part of all Canadians’ lives—from the Olympic-calibre dancer training for a professional ballet career on the world stage to the young child or older adult who may be embracing the joy of dance for the first time.

Our Events

25 Feb

2023

Halifax Auditions

The Professional Ballet-Academic Program offers full-time Olympic-calibre dance training, academic instruction and residence—all on the same campus located in Toronto. Auditions are an exciting opportunity to experience a class with NBS’ world-renowned teachers. Take the leap and register today for an audition!

01 Feb

2023

Zoom Auditions

Audition for the Professional Ballet Program and take an exciting leap in your dance journey!

12 Feb

2023

Toronto Auditions

The Professional Ballet-Academic Program offers full-time Olympic-calibre dance training, academic instruction and residence—all on the same campus located in Toronto. Auditions are an exciting opportunity to experience a class with NBS’ world-renowned teachers. Take the leap and register today for an audition!

30 Apr

2023

Assemblée Internationale 2023 Performances

The international ballet training community will come together once again for Assemblée Internationale (AI), April 30-May 6, 2023 in Toronto.

25 May

2023

Spring Showcase

Since 1959, Spring Showcase has been an annual performance tradition at Canada’s National Ballet School – completely unique in its opportunity to witness the next generation of leading ballet artists as they develop and explore the full spectrum of this rapidly-evolving art form.

03 Jun

2023

NBS Block Party

Canada’s National Ballet School’s (NBS) Block Party, an open house with a festival feel, brought together people from across the Greater Toronto Area for a day of family-friendly activities and performances to celebrate the power of dance and community.

02 Jun

2022

NBS Sharing Dance Day 2022

An interactive celebration of movement and music

Our Stories

January 23, 2023

An Interview with "Dancer Not Dementia" filmmaker Anthony Grani

December 19, 2022

Dancing Opens Doors: A Year in Review at NBS 2021-2022

December 07, 2022

Student Exchange Experience with Washington, D.C. Dancers

November 30, 2022

A Holiday Gift Guide from Canada’s National Ballet School

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