Mavis Staines

Visionary dance educator Mavis Staines has revolutionized the way dance is taught, performed, witnessed and shared across Canada and around the world. Over her 30-year tenure as Artistic Director of Canada’s National Ballet School, she has cemented the School’s reputation as the leading champion of excellence, access, and inclusion in dance.

John Dalrymple

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