Principal Dancer- The National Ballet of Canada
A native of Nanaimo, British Columbia, Jillian Vanstone trained at the Kirkwood Academy of the Performing Arts and Canada’s National Ballet School. She joined The National Ballet of Canada in 1999 and was promoted to Principal Dancer in 2011.
Recently, Ms. Vanstone performed the role of Perdita in The Winter’s Tale. Ms. Vanstone’s repertoire includes principal roles in Giselle, The Sleeping Beauty, The Nutcracker, The Taming of the Shrew, Manon, Onegin, La Fille mal gardée and The Seagull. She has also performed lead roles in Nijinsky, Jewels, The Four Seasons, Symphony in C and Theme and Variations as well as featured roles in Swan Lake, A Month in the Country, Apollo, The Firebird and Les Sylphides. Ms. Vanstone danced the title role in the North American premiere of Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland by Christopher Wheeldon and has performed in company premieres by such choreographers as Alexei Ratmansky, John Neumeier, Kevin O’Day and Jerome Robbins.