The National Ballet of Canada


Tuesday 28 July - Saturday 1 August 2020

Rudolf Nureyev’s

“This Sleeping Beauty is a grand jewel in The National Ballet of Canada’s repertoire. Not only does it feature a treasure trove of classical riches it once again proves why this company is among the best in the world.” National Post

Established as a classical company in 1951, The National Ballet of Canada, the country’s leading dance company, has performed for over 13 million people with appearances all over the world.

This version of The Sleeping Beauty, created by Rudolf Nureyev in 1966, stands out as being one of the most technically exciting and richly entertaining productions of this masterpiece.

Staged by Artistic Director Karen Kain CC. The Sleeping Beauty is one of the National Ballet’s most treasured works and holds a singular place in the company’s history and the affections of its audiences.


In 1976, together with London Festival Ballet and as part of the Nureyev Festival, Victor Hochhauser presented Rudolf Nureyev’s production of The Sleeping Beauty.

The National Ballet of Canada’s superb principal, Karen Kain, danced Princess Aurora to Nureyev’s Prince Florimund.

44 years later, we are proud to present Rudolf Nureyev’s sumptuous production of The Sleeping Beauty danced spectacularly by The National Ballet of Canada, steered by their internationally renowned Artistic Director, Karen Kain CC.

Principal Dancers include

Elena Lobsanova
Heather Ogden
Jillian Vanstone

Guillaume Côté
Naoya Ebe
Harrison James
Brendan Saye

(Subject to alteration)


Alejandra Perez-Gomez with Artists of the Ballet

Photo Karolina Kuras

Alejandra Perez-Gomez with Artists of the Ballet

Photo Aleksandar Antonijevic

Elena Lobsanova, Etienne Lavigne, Sophie Letendre

Photo Aleksandar Antonijevic

Karen Kain, Rudolf Nureyev

Karen Kain, Rudolf Nureyev

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