Assemblée Internationale 2020 is an unparalleled global event in ballet, a dance festival unlike any other in the world, happening right here, in Canada.

Established by Canada’s National Ballet School (NBS) in 2009 and held every four years, Assemblée Internationale is an Olympic-calibre gathering of the world’s top pre-professional dancers and artistic directors from leading ballet schools. A series of gala public performances will celebrate the rich artistry of visiting nations and blended casts performances created by Canadian, and international guest choreographers.

Assemblée Internationale 2020
May 2-9, 2020

Features of this year's event

  • Assemblée Internationale 2020 will bring together 24 leading international dance schools – the largest number ever – further expanding the project’s impact and bringing more of the world to Canada.
  • 200 participating students, ages 15-19
  • 9 participating choreographers
  • Innovative, live webcasts and resources for public schools across Canada
  • Four public performances showcasing international talent

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Leading Contributor


Leading Festival Patrons

The Estate of Penelope Doob
The Estate of Cornelius Anderson Silber Heather* & Richard Thomson

60th Anniversary Circle

Thank you for the visionary support of NBS' 60th Anniversary Circle
Delaney Family Foundation; Dr. James D. Fleck, CC; Lynda C. Hamilton; Richard M. Ivey, CC;
Anna McCowan Johnson & Donald K. Johnson, OC; Joan & Jerry Lozinski;
The Honorable Margaret Norrie McCain, CC; Sandra & Jim Pitblado; An Anonymous donor

John A. Baker & Amanda Baker & Family; Gurney M. Kranz Charitable Foundation; Brian Miron; Anne Mette de Place Filippini; Jack & Elly Petch; An Anonymous donor

* Fondly Remembered