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As Mavis Staines Steps Down From Canada’s National Ballet School, She Leaves a Lasting Legacy

“Cherish the flame. Don’t worship the ashes.” Mavis Staines, artistic director and CEO of Canada’s National Ballet School, shared these words with NBS alumnus and Dutch National Ballet dancer Leo Hepler, to summarize her position on classical ballet. In other words, don’t maintain traditions that can diminish the pleasure of dance—nurture the passion for it. […]

Get Ready for World Ballet School Day, Streaming July 7

Mark your calendars! This Tuesday, July 7, join pre-professional dancers across the globe in an inaugural live-stream event celebrating World Ballet School Day 2020. Made “by students for students,” the event aims to bring young generations of dancers together in an international recognition of the unifying power of ballet, dance and the art world at […]