Fodor's Expert Review The National Ballet of Canada
Canada's internationally recognized classical-ballet company was founded in 1951 and is made up of 70 dancers and its own orchestra. It's the only company in Canada to perform a full range of traditional full-length ballet classics, including frequent stagings of Swan Lake and The Nutcracker. The company also performs contemporary works and is dedicated to the development of Canadian choreography. The season runs fall through spring at the Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts, Canada's first purpose-built ballet opera house, which the ballet shares with the Canadian Opera Company.