Author: svetlanalunkina


at the National Ballet of Canada, Toronto


November 6 — 10, 2019


Orpheus Alive (World Premiere)

November 15 — 21, 2019

Etudes (Debut) & Piano Concerto #1 & Petite Mort (Debut)

November 27 — December 1, 2019

The Nutcracker

December 12, 2019 — January 4, 2020

The Nutcracker

December 20-24, 2019, Vancouver

(5 performances) with Dmitry Vyskubenko, Munich Ballet

Approximate Sonata & Petite Mort & Piano Concerto #1

 January 28 – 29, 2020, Washington

New Work by Crystal Pite (World Premiere) & Chroma

February 29 — March 7, 2020

Romeo and Juliet

March 11 — 22,  and  April 2 – 4, 2020, Ottawa

Swan Lake  (World Premiere)

June 5 — 21, 2020



Choreography: George Balanchine

Cast: Terpsichore
(March 2, 3, 21, 2019 at 2:00 pm/21 at 7:30 pm)

Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland

Choreography: Christopher Wheeldon

Cast: Mother/The Queen of Hearts
(March 8, 15, 2019 at 7:30 pm)

Point Magazine – Svetlana Lunkina Has the Most Insane Flexibility Workout We’ve Ever Seen

Usually, it’s the jaw-dropping moments on the stage that leave us equal parts inspired and amazed. But National Ballet of Canada principal Svetlana Lunkina has us totally in awe of her behind-the-scenes routine. A 2015 Pointe cover star (and former Bolshoi dancer), Lunkina shares as many clips on Instagram of her classes and rehearsals as she does glam stage shots. Earlier this week, she shared her floor workout—and you have to see it to believe it.

Calling this her “strength and flexibility” exercise, Lunkina begins lying flat on her stomach before lifting her chest and legs off the floor in unison. To make it even harder, she beats her legs and adds graceful port de bras, too. In the most mesmerizing moment of the clip, Lunkina finishes by grabbing her legs and pulling them closer towards her head. Consider this the ultimate motivator to work on your flexibility in the new year.