Artistic Director

Website Canada's National Ballet School

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Cover letter
Canada’s National Ballet School (NBS) has had just two Artistic Directors over its 64-year history – a

remarkable leadership tenure that has enabled the School to realize the long-term aspirations of its
visionary artistic leaders. Today, the organization is acclaimed internationally for being trailblazing,
caring, and inclusive – an academy whose ambitious standards for holistic training have readied dancers
for careers in professional companies around the world. Proud of its record of breakthrough pedagogy,
programming, and partnerships, NBS is also a community-engaged organization that empowers
Canadians of all ages, abilities, and aspirations to embrace the joy and benefits of dance.

The next Artistic Director will build the vision for the School’s continued evolution. Fuelled by a deep
commitment to advancing the principles of equity, diversity, and inclusion within NBS and across the
dance community nationally and internationally, the Artistic Director will ensure the rigour of classical
ballet and joyously embrace explorations of all forms of dance. The Artistic Director will work
collaboratively and in close partnership with the Executive Director to sustain the School’s caring,
inclusive culture and to advance its innovative spirit.

This visionary leader will be an impassioned ballet teacher with a deep understanding of ballet
pedagogy – ideally a former professional dancer with artistic credibility within the dance community,
and preferably with experience directing a dance school. A team leader and relationship builder who
combines dedication to excellence in dance and dance training with compassion, ability, and
understanding, the Artistic Director will inspire students and the entire NBS community. This is an
opportunity to lead a high-performing, talented team and to train and educate generations of dancers
who will touch and astonish the world.

NBS is committed to building a remarkable and talented workforce that is reflective of the diversity in
the city of Toronto, and strongly encourages applications from all qualified individuals, especially
welcoming those with diverse intersectional identities who can provide different perspectives and
contribute to the further diversification of ideas. NBS is committed to inclusive and accessible
employment practices; should you require accommodation at any stage of the recruitment process,
please make your needs/requirements known. A complete position profile can be found here. Please
indicate your interest in Project 230931 with a cover letter, resume, and diversity statement at

Address: 400 Jarvis Street, Toronto, ON M4Y 2G6 | Responsibilities: artistic vision, strategic and educational leadership, team
leadership, community outreach and engagement, external relations; Term: permanent position; Language of work: English;
competitive wage and benefits; Contact: [email protected].

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