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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. […]