Canada's National Ballet School

We are Canada's National Ballet School (NBS), where excellence, access and inclusion fuel our belief in sharing the transformational power of dance to change lives for the better.

NBS is sharing dance through the Olympic-calibre training and holistic preparation of young dancers for careers on the world stage, and by successfully training teachers, ballet masters and artistic directors who hold posts in schools and companies across Canada and around the globe. 

Through part-time ballet programs, NBS is sharing dance with more than 400 boys and girls aged 6-17 who audition and are accepted into programs that are based on NBS' formal ballet syllabus. The adult ballet community also thrives on the same teaching theories and evolving practices as those of our professional training programs. 

Within communities across Canada, NBS is sharing dance by empowering school teachers and community programmers in using dance to enhance kids' fundamental movement skills, inspire creativity, and improve mental and emotional well-being. With in-person and video-streaming delivery models, NBS engages seniors to be more active, socially connected and confident through the artistic expression of dance.

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