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Meet The Artists

Ballet/Classical Artists

Adams, David
Royal Winnipeg Ballet / National Ballet of Canada / London Festival Ballet
Adams, Miriam
ballet / experimental dance / dance archives / dance publishing
Adams, Lawrence
ballet / experimental dance / dance archives / dance publishing
Alleyne, John
Stuttgart Ballet / National Ballet of Canada / Ballet British Columbia
Alonso, Alicia
Ballet Nacional de Cuba / Giselle / career longevity
Ashton, Frederick
choreography / British classicism / Royal Ballet
Augustyn, Frank
National Ballet of Canada / Ottawa Ballet / Le Gala des Étoiles
Balanchine, George
choreography / neoclassicism / New York City Ballet
Baryshnikov, Mikhail Nikolaevitch
American Ballet Theatre / White Oak Dance Project/ Baryshnikov Arts Center
Beauchamps, Pierre
danse d’ecole / l’Académie Royale de Musique et de Danse / comédie-ballet
Béjart, Maurice
nonconformist choreography / Ballet of the 20th Century / Béjart Ballet Lausanne
Blasis, Carlo
pedagogy / dance writing
Bourne, Matthew
choreography / gender-related themes / New Adventures
Bournonville, August
choreography / pedagogy / dance writing / Royal Danish Ballet
Browne, Rachel
Royal Winnipeg Ballet / Winnipeg’s Contemporary Dancers / feminism
Bruhn, Erik
premier danseur noble / guest artist / National Ballet of Canada
Cecchetti, Enrico
pedagogy / character roles
Chiriaeff, Ludmilla
CBC / Les Ballets Chiriaeff / Les Grands Ballets Canadiens
Cranko, John
full-length story ballets / Stuttgart Ballet
de Beaujoyeulx, Balthazar
choreography / French court
de Camargo, Marie-Anne de Cupis
costume reform / star status / dance rivalry
de Medici, Catherine
Queen of France / dance and politics
de Mille, Agnes
Broadway musicals / American Ballet Theatre / dance writing
de Valois, Ninette
choreography / Royal Ballet / Birmingham Royal Ballet / National Ballet of Canada
Diaghilev, Serge
Ballets Russes / impresario / modernist experimentation
Didelot, Charles-Louis
pedagogy / aerial ballets / costume reform
Duato, Nacho
Compañía Nacional de Danza / Nederlands Dans Theatre
Dumais, Dominique
choreographer / National Ballet of Canada / Mannheim Ballet
Ek, Mats
Cullberg Ballet / revisionist Giselle
Elssler, Fanny
dance rivalry / Romantic era ballet / international touring
Farrally, Betty
Canadian School of Ballet / Royal Winnipeg Ballet / Banff Centre School of Fine Arts
Fokine, Michel
Ballets Russes / choreography / dance theory
Fonteyn, Margot
star status / Royal Ballet / guest artist
Forsythe, William
The Forsythe Company / Frankfurt Ballet / post-modern ballet
Franca, Celia
National Ballet of Canada / National Ballet School / School of Dance in Ottawa
Godden, Mark
choreography / Royal Winnipeg Ballet
Grand-Maître, Jean
choreographer / artistic director / Alberta Ballet
Guillem, Sylvie
technical virtuosity / contemporary repertoire / international guest artist
Gupta, Deepti
chhau / kathak / Arzoo Dance Theatre
Harrington, Rex
National Ballet of Canada
Hart, Evelyn
Royal Winnipeg Ballet / Bayerische Staatsballett
Ivanov, Lev
choreography / Imperial Russian Ballet
Kain, Karen
National Ballet of Canada / Chair of the Canada Council for the Arts
Kudelka, James
choreography / National Ballet of Canada
Kylián, Jirí
choreography / Nederlans Dans Theatre
Lifar, Serge
choreography / Ballets Russes / Paris Opera Ballet / dance writing
Lloyd, Gweneth
Canadian School of Ballet / Royal Winnipeg Ballet / Banff Centre School of Fine Arts
Louis XIV, Louis XIV
French court / The Sun King / l’Académie Royale de Musique et de Danse
Lubovitch, Lar
Lar Lubovitch Dance Company / ballet choreogrpaher / contemporary dance / ice-dancing / musical theater
Macdonald, Brian
National Ballet of Canada / Royal Winnipeg Ballet / Les Grands Ballets Canadiens
MacMillan, Kenneth
choreography / Birmingham Royal Ballet / Royal Ballet
Markova, Alicia
Giselle / career longevity / English National Ballet
Massine, Léonide
choreography / Ballets Russes / dance films / dance writing
Morris, Mark
choreography / Mark Morris Dance Group / White Oak Dance Project / dance and music
Naharin, Ohad
choreography / Ohad Naharin Dance Company / Batsheva Dance Company
Nault, Fernand
American Ballet Theatre / Les Grands Ballets Canadiens
Neumeier, John
choreography / Hamburg Ballet
Nijinska, Bronislava
Ballets Russes / modernist choreography / gender-related themes
Nijinsky, Vaslav
Ballets Russes / revolutionary choreography
Noverre, Jean-Georges
aesthetic rebellion / dance writing / ballet d’action
Nureyev, Rudolf
star status / guest artist / choreography
Oliphant, Betty
National Ballet School / National Ballet of Canada
Pada, Lata
choreographer / Sampradaya Dance Creations / bharata natyam
Pavlova, Anna
legendary performer / The Dying Swan / dance films
Peregrine, David
dancer / Royal Winnipeg Ballet / Belong
Perrot, Jules
choreography / Romantic era ballet
Petipa, Marius
choreography / Imperial Russian Ballet
Petit, Roland
choreography / dance films / musical revues
Pite, Crystal
Ballet British Columbia / Ballett Frankfurt / Kidd Pivot
Renaud, Jeanne
Automatistes / Le Groupe de la Place Royale / Les Grands Ballets Canadiens
Robbins, Jerome
choreography / Broadway musicals / New York City Ballet
Sallé, Marie
dance rivalry / costume reform / ballet d’action
Singha, Rina
kathak / Kathak Institute / Rina Singha Dance Organization
Smith, Lois
National Ballet of Canada / Lois Smith School of Dance / George Brown College
Spohr, Arnold
Royal Winnipeg Ballet / Banff Centre for the Arts / artistic director emeritus
Strate, Grant
choreography / institution building / pedagogy / dance writing
Taglioni, Filippo
Romantic era ballet / choreography
Taglioni, Marie
dance rivalry / Romantic era ballet / pointe work
Tennant, Veronica
Prima Ballerina, National Ballet of Canada / Filmmaker/Director/Producer/Writer
Thakkar, Menaka
Nrtyakala / cross-cultural collaborations / Menaka Thakkar Dance Company
Tharp, Twyla
Twyla Tharp Dance / American Ballet Theatre / Broadway / films
Tudor, Antony
choreography / psychological ballets / American Ballet Theatre
Ulanova, Galina
Kirov Ballet / Bolshoi Ballet
Vaganova, Agrippina
pedgagogy / Vaganova Ballet Academy / dance writing
Vesak, Norbert
Pacific Dance Theatre / Western Dance Theatre / Royal Winnipeg Ballet
Volkoff, Boris
ice ballets / Volkoff Canadian Ballet
von Gencsy, Eva
Winnipeg Ballet / Les Grands Ballets Canadiens / Les Ballets Jazz de Montréal
Weaver, John
pantomime / dance writing / ballet d’action