The National Ballet of Canada's Jillian Vanstone -

March 10, 2012

The National Ballet of Canada’s winter season opened on February 29th 2012 and features three full-length ballets, La Fille mal gardee, The Sleeping Beauty and The Seagull.  Jillian Vanstone was recently promoted to Principal Dancer and will make her debut in the lead role of Lise in La Fille mal gardee, while also dancing the role of Princess Aurora in The Sleeping Beauty and the role of Nina in The Seagull.

Jillian wowed audiences and critics alike last year when she danced the lead role of Alice in the National Ballet’s sold-out production of Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, and now she is eager to take on the challenge of dancing three separate roles in the winter season.  BWW sat down to talk with her about her approach to the busy winter season, her advice to up and coming dancers and how ballet can appeal to a young audience:

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