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There are three distinct “tours” as part of the National Audition Tour: Eastern, Western and Central all taking place between October and November. Southern Ontario cities are visited separately, with visits taking place in January/February. Each tour has a lead artistic staff member, in addition to other artistic staff, including a musician and administrative support.

Rosalie Deligioridis

Tour Locations:
  • Thunder Bay, ON
  • Steinbach, MB
  • Regina, SK
  • Calgary, AB
Rosalie Deligioridis trained at NBS under Betty Oliphant, graduating in 1969. She joined the School's Artistic Staff in 1975, having danced with the Prologue to the Performing Arts as well as in various productions with the Canadian Opera Company and the CBC. A choreographer and coach, Deligioridis is also a certified Cecchetti examiner and has guest-taught at the Royal Danish Ballet and L'École de Danse de Quebec.

Alexander Gorbatsevich

Tour Locations:

  • Victoria
  • Edmonton
  • Kelowna
  • Vancouver
Alexander Gorbatsevich received his ballet training at the Novosibirsk State School of Ballet. In 1973, having completed his study with distinction, Gorbatsevich joined the Novosibirsk State Academic Opera and Ballet Theatre as a soloist and subsequently joined the Moscow Classical Ballet Company as a principal dancer in 1977.

Deborah Hess

Tour Locations:

  • Montreal, QC
  • Fredericton, NB
  • Halifax, NS
  • Ottawa, ON
Deborah Hess trained in New York at the American Ballet Theater School with Valentina Pereyaslavec and subsequently with Kathleen Crofton before dancing with American Classical Ballet, Ballet de Wallonie in Belgium, Ballet Gulbenkian in Portugal and the New London Ballet in England.

Carina Bomers

Tour Locations:
  • Calgary, AB
A graduate of the Professional Ballet/Academic Program at NBS, Carina Bomers went on to dance with the National Ballet of Canada and the Ballet Y's. Over the course of her performance career, she has toured across Canada, Europe and the United States, working with numerous astounding dancers such as Rudolf Nureyev, Mikhail Baryshnikov, Veronica Tennant, Karen Kain, Erik Bruhn and Celia Franca.

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