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Careers at Canada's National Ballet School

We invite you to join the vibrant staff community of Canada's National Ballet School (NBS)! Your talent, innovation, and determination can help NBS continue to share the transformative power of dance with people of all ages, abilities, and aspirations. 

At NBS, excellence, access and inclusion fuel our belief in sharing the transformative power of dance. This is what drives our commitment to making dance a part of all Canadians’ lives. For 60+ years, NBS has been Canada’s leader in ballet education, developing and evolving pedagogy and practices to center the dancer’s experience and wellbeing. 
academic teachers and staff teaching online classes.We recognize our responsibility, as Canada’s largest arts training organization and one of its oldest, to address racialization and anti-Black racism, reconciliation with Indigenous peoples and systemic oppression within the sector and beyond. Central to this mission is a commitment to equity-informed practices; driving systemic, progressive change by evolving dance education. Building an inclusive sense of belonging at NBS for every dancer and employee is the School’s primary imperative.
NBS continues to use evidence-based practice to address barriers and expand our program offerings to engage more people than ever before; striving to reach individuals and communities historically and presently underrepresented within the art of ballet.

To realize its mission, NBS strives to:

  • Increase the relevance of the art of ballet in the lives of all Canadians
  • Reflect a vision of leadership that touches more communities, more partners and greater breadth and depth of talent than ever before
  • Address the need to bring new faces to ballet – as prospective professional students and as future enthusiasts for the art form – embracing and nurturing a more diverse spectrum of children and youth to participate in dance and explore training at the highest level
  • Deliver the broadest range of impactful, evidence-informed community dance programs of any ballet school in the world

We are dedicated to making our organization stronger by engaging individuals with a wide range of experiences, backgrounds and abilities. When you join us, you will be a part of an organization built on respect, creativity and a shared sense of purpose.

NBS is committed to building a remarkable and talented workforce that is reflective of the diversity in the City of Toronto. We strongly encourage applications from all qualified individuals, especially welcoming those with diverse intersectional identities who can provide different perspectives and contribute to the further diversification of ideas. We are committed to inclusive and accessible employment practices. Should you require accommodation at any stage of the recruitment process, we ask you to please make your needs/requirements known.


Current Career Opportunities

Pension and Benefits Coordinator

Closing date: ASAP/Once position is filled
Posted: September 9, 2022
Status: Regular Full-time

IT Business Analyst

Closing date: ASAP/Once position is filled
Posted: August 18, 2022
Status: Regular Full-time

Brand Engagement Coordinator Digital Strategies

Closing date: ASAP/Once position is filled
Posted: August 9, 2022
Status: Regular Full-time

Head, Teacher Training Program

Closing date: ASAP/ Once position is filled
Posted: March 21, 2022
Status: Regular Full-time

Learn more about NBS

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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NBS Community Initiatives

Within communities across Canada, NBS is sharing dance through its community initiatives that translate a rich history of excellence and expertise in dance education into a range of programs that improve health and quality of life for people of all ages, abilities and aspirations.

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Professional Ballet Program

NBS’ progressive curriculum, with its emphasis on the physical and emotional well-being of students, is designed to take students from the earliest stages of intensive training through to pursuing careers on the world stage. This approach has put NBS at the international forefront of dance training.

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