Arise in support of Canada's National Ballet School

Canada’s National Ballet School (NBS) presents ARISE, a brand-new campaign showcasing a detailed look – through the eyes of Olympic calibre dancers-in-training – into this unique moment in history. Through a four-month digital programme of student stories, behind-the-scenes glimpses and special performance access, ARISE brings you into the heart of NBS and the future of dance.

The support you will provide to students this year will have an enduring impact on their future education, career path, and on the dance sector as a whole. While we cannot open our doors to you, we can open our hearts and invite you to rise with us during a time that will live with each of us forever.


a unique moment, a unique need

To learn more about the various partnership and student engagement opportunities, view the campaign packages below:
Scroll down to pledge your support for a cohort online, or feel free to reach out to us directly to discuss your role in NBS’ 2021 ARISE campaign: 

Tessa Bulham, Director of Development
416.964.5108 |

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


Donating in U.S. Dollars

US Contributors: Currently, your contribution will only be US-tax-deductible if you make it offline, via the 'Friends of Canada's National Ballet School', not online. Please call NBS directly at 416.964.3780. If you make a contribution online, then it may not be US tax deductible. We hope to implement changes that allow us in the near future to accept online, US tax-deductible contributions.

Pledge Payments

All pledge payment must be received by August 15, 2021.

Thank you for your support.