Arise in support of Canada's National Ballet School

This year, join Canada’s National Ballet School on a special journey of perseverance, passion, and sharing the power of dance like never before.


Canada’s National Ballet School (NBS) presents ARISE, a brand-new initiative addressing a unique need, at this unique moment. ARISE thematically links NBS' fundraising initiatives over the course of a year. It showcases diverse creative journeys—from studios and stages to digital environments around the world, including dancers of all ages and abilities during this extraordinary moment in history. ARISE shares stories of resilience and innovation, inviting you to engage more deeply with the power of dance. 

Witness, share, transform: through ARISE, you open doors for dancers across Canada and around the world. Your support drives the creation and expansion of world-class programs—today and in the future—that help more people experience the life-changing impact of dance. 

dancers in NBS programs

With a gift of any amount, you can help Canadians transform their lives through dance, and find joy when they need it most.

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Engaged observer, collaborator, creative catalyst and vital supporter: through ARISE, you go beyond the theatre chair to build something enduring and transformative.

Support a Professional Ballet Program Cohort
Partnership levels $3,000+

Overview of partnership and support opportunities $150+

To speak to someone directly about your role in NBS’ 2021 ARISE campaign, contact us: 

Tessa Bulham, Director of Development
416.964.5108 |

Chelsea Ireton, Manager, Development & Partnership Events
416.964.3780 x2205 |


dancers perform in Arise.

Where can I learn more about the inspiration for ARISE?

The name ARISE references a choreographic work of the same name, created by Jera Wolfe for NBS students in 2019, which explores how support for one another enables us to rise up and face challenges in our lives. This powerful choreographic work reflects themes that are a driving force in NBS’ long-term evolution: partnership, community, collaboration, and creating strong foundations through dance from which everyone can pursue their full potential. 

Watch a full performance of Jera Wolfe's Arise, as part of Canada's National Ballet School's Fall in Love with Ballet series. Click the link below to explore performances, watch interviews, and access creative activities for the whole family. 

Explore NBS' Fall in Love with Ballet series