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#1 Saveta

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Posted 03 June 2002 - 08:17 PM

Artistic director of National Ballet of Canada has anounced promotions for this year. Here is official information:

May 30, 2002….Toronto, Ontario….JAMES KUDELKA, Artistic Director of The National Ballet of Canada, today announced promotions for the 2002/2003 Season.

Mr. Kudelka has promoted Second Soloist GUILLAUME CÔTÉ to First Soloist, and corps de ballet members HEATHER OGDEN, KEIICHI HIRANO and PATRICK LAVOIE to Second Soloist.


"One of the greatest pleasures as Artistic Director of this fine company is to watch extraordinary talent develop and grow. I am very proud of the dancers, and these promotions add to the already rich and deep levels of artistry within The National Ballet of Canada." said James Kudelka.

The Patrons’ Council Committee and the Patrons’ Council Special Events Committee of The National Ballet of Canada has awarded The Patron Award of Merit to corps de ballet members Jillian Vanstone and Nehemiah Kish. The award is given to one male and one female corps de ballet member at the end of each season. They each receive a gift of $1000, plus a $1000 donation in their name is directed to the Dancer Endowment Fund of The National Ballet of Canada.

#2 Paquita

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Posted 04 June 2002 - 06:19 AM

Congrats to all of the dancers that were promoted, not many surprises there. It's also great that Jillian Vanstone received that award, she is very talented and has amazing technique- in an on-stage class she was throwing quintuple (sp.?) pirouettes!! I haven't seen much of Nehemiah Kish this season, but he was good in Intermezzo.


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