A collection of photos from NBS’ 60 years


A Global Community of Artists and Leaders

At NBS, we proudly celebrate YOU: our Alumni who, since 1959, have made significant strides as celebrated ballet dancers, beloved dance teachers, world-renowned choreographers, trailblazing artistic directors, leaders in the arts, social change-makers, doctors, academics, psychologists, filmmakers, lawyers, and so much more.
Each year, we invite you to stay involved through events, awards and other opportunities so that you can engage, network, learn and give back.

Your skills, talents and experiences are valuable tools that can help support each other, our staff and our student community, especially as they head off into the professional world or stand at the threshold of career transitions.


Whether graduates of the Professional Ballet-Academic Program, the Company Life Program (formerly the Post-Secondary Program) or Teacher Training Program, or staff, Boards of Directors and students who have shared at least one year of your lives with NBS, we’re keen and excited to stay connected and engage with you!



The NBS Connect digital community space is now open!

We are thrilled to welcome you to NBS Connect; a virtual gathering place for NBS alumni of every generation and program. A home-base built for alumni to connect, share, promote, mentor, collaborate, reminisce, engage, ignite, and celebrate.


Why join NBS Connect?

  • Reconnect with classmates, and participate in conversations with peers from multiple generations and programs – all with a shared educational background and passion for dance.

  • A free, and user-friendly platform that will help businesses, arts leaders and dancers alike reach new audiences, and connect with potential collaborators, customers and volunteers.

  • Stay up-to-date with current NBS news, alumni activities and stories – and enjoy photo, video and interactive media opportunities to reminisce and celebrate your time at the School.

Register now!




Annual Distinction

The Ken McCarter Award recognizes Alumni who have moved the world forward in meaningful ways.

Alumni Events

Whether online or in person, we’ve always got something in the works for Alumni events.

Our History

An interactive timeline of over 60 years of Canada's National Ballet School.

Let's get
In Touch

Stay connected with NBS! Complete the form to sign up for Alumni communications, and don't forget to register for NBS Connect—a brand new platform that makes it easier than ever to connect to the School and fellow NBS Alumni!