John Dalrymple

Executive Director

John Dalrymple is the Executive Director at Canada’s National Ballet School (NBS).


John joined NBS in 2010, holding increasingly senior positions, including Associate Director of Annual Giving and Director of Strategic Initiatives. In his most recent role as Chief of External Affairs, John has been a driving force behind NBS’ strategic plan, playing an instrumental leadership role in the development and funding of key programs that make dance more accessible to all Canadians, including the now-national community engagement programs for kids as well as programs for seniors.


Prior to his time at NBS, John was on the management team of the Textile Museum of Canada as Director of Development, and as Acting Executive Director. Additionally, John enjoyed a teaching appointment at Centennial College in the School of Hospitality, Tourism and Culture. John currently volunteers on the Board of Adelheid Dance Projects. He holds degrees from York University and the University of Toronto.