Programming Excellence, Access and Inclusion
For more than 60 years, our progressive ballet curriculum has consistently articulated a future for ballet that is more relevant, compelling and accessible than ever before. Through this innovation, we are global leaders in ballet training, upholding standards and integrity for everyone—from the Olympic-calibre dancer training for a professional ballet career on the world stage to the young child or older adult who may be embracing the joy of dance for the first time—to count on excellence in training and programming practices at NBS.
In an increasingly interconnected, complex and challenging world, it is vital that we continue this dynamic evolution; anticipating and meeting the needs of tomorrow’s ballet artists; working with boldness, creativity and transparency to redefine excellence in ballet training; providing students with a holistic education that fosters a resilient sense of belonging, equipping them with the tools they need to flourish in the art of ballet and beyond.
At the core of this imperative is our commitment to equity, diversity and inclusion, acknowledging the historical and contemporary failings of our art form and identifying and eliminating practices that have led to persistent, systemic inequities. We commit to honouring and celebrating the unique, intersectional identities of each of our community members while striving towards a culture of humility, integrity and respect.
Dance transcends boundaries and strengthens community. We know that when we bring dance into our lives, we are healthier, happier and more socially connected. This is what drives our continued investment in diverse, evidence-informed programs across Canada; creating conditions that support people of all ages and states of health in the life-changing benefits of dance.