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NBS is Sharing Dance

Constantly striving for excellence reveals the life-changing impact of the power of dance. This is what fuels our commitment to making dance a part of all Canadians' lives.

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NBS Cross Country: Dancing Opens Doors

NBS is traveling cross country! Join us in a city near you for an audition, open class, or community class! Whether you want to own the spotlight, or dance for the joy of it, dancing opens doors.

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Celebrating 60 years

NBS celebrates 60 years of sharing dance in Canada and on the world stage. Today, NBS is mobilizing more communities, more partners and more talent than ever before.

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Professional Ballet Program Auditions

One of the top institutions in the world, NBS provides ballet training, academic instruction, and residential care—all on one campus. Register now to audition for the 2020/2021 school year.

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Teacher Training Program Auditions

Would you like to teach ballet and become a master of your craft? Audition for NBS' renowned Teacher Training Program and inspire the next generation of dancers.

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Discover your Inner Dancer

Our welcoming Adult Ballet community is the perfect place for dancers of all skill levels to develop their technique, artistry and love for movement. Both registered and drop-in class options are available.

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

Assemblée Internationale 2020

Assemblée Internationale 2020 is an unparalleled global event in ballet, a dance festival unlike any other in the world, happening right here at NBS. This Olympic-calibre gathering will involve dancers and artistic directors from 23 of the world's top pre-professional schools.

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NBS Celebrates 60 Years

For 60 years Canada's National Ballet School has been dedicated to making dance a part of all Canadian's lives—from pre-professional dancers with aspirations to perform on the world stage, to kids and seniors discovering dance for the first time.

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Recent News

Canada's National Ballet School class unlike any other

CBC News: The National spotlights NBS' class of 2020.


NBS' Graduating Class Makes History

For the first time in its 60 years of operation, Canada’s National Ballet School will have a graduating class with more boys than girls. CTV News reports.


Canada's National Ballet School Makes History

NBS is recognizing an exciting milestone: For the first time in the School's history, boys outnumber girls in the graduating class. CBC reports.

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New Executive Director Announced at Canada's National Ballet School

John Dalrymple is appointed NBS' Executive Director.

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Discover the Benefits of Dance for Kids

NBS Kids empowers teachers and community programmers to teach and deliver dance with comprehensive tools that help kids be healthy, active and artistically engaged.

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Share the Joy of Dance With Seniors

Through in-person and video streaming delivery, NBS empowers seniors across Canada to be more active, socially connected and confident through the artistic expression of dance.

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Nominate Distinguished NBS Alumni

Know NBS alumni who have made a meaningful impact in their field? Submit nominations for the Ken McCarter Award for Distinguished NBS Alumni. Nominations are open until Jan. 31, 2020.

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