"Donors are a critical reason why NBS has one of the best career-preparedness programs in the world. Their generosity is directly linked to the long-term success of these Olympic-calibre dancers."

- Mavis Staines, Artistic Director & CEO

The generous support of donors means that the students in NBS' Professional Ballet/Academic Program and Post-Secondary Program have the physical, emotional, and financial support they need to pursue their excellence.

But what about when they graduate?

Aspiring professional dancers are met with the daunting tasks of finding a company that meets their interests and goals, and auditioning in front of renowned artistic directors alongside stiff competition. Once employed, they must manage their own fitness, nutrition, and overall wellbeing in a demanding environment. They must be financially independent and sophisticated artists who can work with dancers, choreographers, and directors at any level.

That's why NBS' career-preparedness program is something for donors to be proud of. In fact, this program has undergone recent growth to make it even more relevant to today's students on the cusp of their careers. It is one of the most comprehensive career-planning programs in the world.

Alumni Perspectives: Alexi Skinner

Alexi-(1).png"The career-preparedness training I received at NBS was the key needed to prepare me for a professional position. The feedback I received through one-on-one meetings with my mentors was instrumental in helping me make improved decisions on audition preparations, as well as giving me a safe space to discuss some of the worries I had related to training.

What I found most rewarding was the progress I was able to witness in my peers and myself. I found myself developing tremendous confidence as a dancer and an individual."

Alexi Skinner
NBS Class of 2015 & 2017/18 Apprentice with the National Ballet of Canada
Read Alexi's 2015 Valedictory Address here

Show your support today

You can help make world-class programs like this one possible. A donation of any amount makes a critical difference in setting a solid foundation for talented youth like Alexi. Please make your gift today.

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We are pleased to assist you with the process and answer any questions you may have about your contribution. Please call us at 416-964-3780 x2128 or 1-800-387-0785.

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Download our printable donation form and fax to 416-964-5145 or mail to:
Development Office
Canada's National Ballet School
400 Jarvis Street
Toronto ON, M4Y 2G6

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