Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Matthew Golding, Evan McKie and Svetlana Lunkina to guest with National Ballet of Canada

I am very excited that Matthew Golding will be guesting with the National Ballet of Canada this year! Click here for a video portrait of this exciting Canadian dancer who has been burning up the stages with his home company, Dutch National Ballet, and as a guest with the Royal Ballet and English National Ballet. My advice for anyone in the Toronto area: GO SEE HIM!!!
Check out his amazing jump and turns in the Nutcracker Grand Pas de deux starting at 7:00 in this video:



2013/14 Season Roster:
Svetlana Lunkina and Evan McKie
Principal Guest Artists
August 21, 2013… Karen Kain, Artistic Director of The National Ballet of Canada, today announced Svetlana Lunkina and Evan McKie will join the company in the 2013/14 season as Principal Guest Artists.
Svetlana Lunkina, former Bolshoi Ballet Principal Dancer, was born in Moscow and trained at the Moscow Choreographic Academy before joining the Bolshoi Ballet. Internationally celebrated for her performances of such roles as Giselle, Kitri in Don Quixote and Odette/Odile in Swan Lake, National Ballet audiences were introduced to Ms. Lunkina when she guested with the company on June 12 at MAD HOT HOT BALLET: Dangerous Love.
Evan McKie, Principal Dancer with Stuttgart Ballet, was born in Toronto and trained at Canada’s National Ballet School as well as at the Kirov Academy of Ballet and John Cranko School. Mr. McKie has received critical acclaim for many roles including Hamlet, Onegin, Siegfried in Swan Lake and Prince Florimund in The Sleeping Beauty, among others. He appeared as a guest artist last year with the National Ballet in Giselle and The Sleeping Beauty.
Appearing as Guest Artists in the 2013/14 season are Matthew Golding and JirĂ­ Jelinek. Canadian born Mr. Golding is currently a Principal Dancer with the Dutch National Ballet. He trained at Canada’s Royal Winnipeg Ballet School, Universal Ballet Academy in Washington D.C. and at The Royal Ballet School. Mr. Jelinek was a Principal Dancer with the National Ballet from 2010 to 2013 and is currently a Leading Artist with West Australian Ballet in Perth, Australia.

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