Career Opportunities

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, programming 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 centre the dancer’s experience and wellbeing. 

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.

Dancers from a range of program of all ages dance together and high-five.

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.

Join Our Staff Community

Theatre Technicians

Closing date: ASAP/ Once position is filled
Posted: March 30, 2023
Status: Casual, Part-time

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Facilities Maintenance Assistant

Closing date: ASAP/ Once position is filled
Posted: September 18, 2023
Status: Permanent, Full-time

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Residence Counsellor – Weekday Floater

Closing date: ASAP/ Once position is filled

Posted: September 19, 2023

Status: Contract, Part-time

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NBS’ Celia Franca Centre in our Toronto campus

About Us

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

Currie Hall

Our History

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.

Take a Tour of NBS!

Meet a few of NBS’ Professional Ballet-Academic Program students as they take you on a tour of the School’s facilities!