NBS Spotlight

Mavis Staines Receives Canada's Highest Honour in the Arts

For her 30 years as the Artistic Director and CEO of Canada’s National Ballet School (NBS), and for more than 50 years of contributions to the arts and cultural fabric of Canada, Mavis Staines is a recipient of the 2019 Governor General's Performing Arts Award (GGPAA). She is among the company of fellow laureates Louise Bessette, Colm Feore, Rick Mercer, Sandra Oh, Lorraine Pintal, and E. Noël Spinelli.

Traffic and Parking: March 23 and 24

Please be aware that mechanical equipment is being hoisted by crane and installed on the roofs on condominiums on Jarvis St, opposite Canada’s National Ballet School, this weekend. For this reason, traffic and parking will be disrupted in this neighbourhood on Saturday March 23 and Sunday March 24. Please give yourself extra time or travel by TTC if possible.

NBS Sharing Dance Day 2019!


Canada’s National Ballet School’s (NBS) Sharing Dance Day is the nation's largest dance party. Communities gather to celebrate dance, appreciate local artists, and connect with one another through the power of dance. Click to learn more about this year's event!

NBS Alumni Information


NBS has a rich 60-year history and an international reputation for excellence, with alumni working in 80 schools and companies in Canada and abroad, frequently taking leadership roles as choreographers and artistic directors. The power of dance and the NBS experience reaches across all sectors and disciplines—Arts and Culture, Health and Medicine, Academia, and more. If you are an NBS Alumni, click to join the NBS Alumni email list.