Welcome NBS Alumni!

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.


We invite you to stay engaged by joining our online community NBS Connect, subscribing to our monthly newsletter, attending events, participating in award nominations and other networking opportunities. Please be sure to share your memories, stories and career highlights with us along the way! 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.


NBS Alumni includes students who have shared at least one year of their lives with NBS in the Professional Ballet-Academic Program (PBP) or the Company Life Program (CLP) (formerly the Post-Secondary Program), and graduates of the Teacher Training Program (TTP).


Click here to login or register to join NBS Connect

NBS Connect: A Virtual Hub

NBS Connect: A Virtual Hub

Interact with hundreds of your peers through NBS’ digital alumni community


NBS Connect is a virtual gathering place for 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


By joining NBS Connect, you’re cultivating a culture of helping and giving back through staying a part of the ongoing dialogue, sharing your connections, skills, talents and expertise. We can’t wait to see you there! 


The Ken McCarter Award

Annual Alumni Distinction

Named in honour of Ken McCarter, an NBS Board Director for eight years, the Ken McCarter Award for Distinguished NBS Alumni acknowledges contributions made by NBS alumni across all sectors and disciplines around the globe.


Meet the 2023 Laureates:

  • Norma Sue Fisher-Stitt (Class of 1970) 

  • Dr. Paul Winston (Class of 1989)

Upcoming Events

Annual Gatherings to Learn and Connect


We look for every opportunity to foster meaningful connections within the NBS Alumni Community. With Alumni spread out across the globe, we know you can’t always make it to in-person events, so we do our best to put together a mix of both virtual and in-person gatherings.


Whether to spend time together, meet alumni from across the decades, or to hear from speakers and panels about relevant topics, we do what we can to connect you with each other and with a world of learning and ideas!




NBS’ 65th Anniversary Alumni Reunion—spread the word!


Save-the-date: November 8-9, 2024


Canada’s National Ballet School is celebrating 65 years as a global leader in ballet training—and you’re invited! In November 2024, the School will welcome former students, graduates, and staff to join us on campus for a weekend of reconnecting with old friends and faculty, reminiscing about past experiences, and rediscovering our mutual love of dance. Mark your calendars, dust off your dancing shoes, and get ready to celebrate with us!

Stay tuned for more updates, or contact alumni@nbs-enb.ca to find out how you can get involved.


In June 2024, Canada's National Ballet School’s (NBS) Artistic Director and CEO, Mavis Staines, will retire after over 35 years of inspiring leadership.

Share your story

Share your favourite memories, stories, and/or the impact that Mavis' leadership has made on you or a loved one here.

NBS History

Read more about NBS’ History, including Mavis Staines’ indelible impact over her 35 years as CEO and Artistic Director.

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In Touch

Complete the form to sign up for monthly Alumni communications. To register for NBS Connect: NBS’ digital alumni community, visit www.connect.nbs-enb.ca