Rhegan U.

Regina, Saskatchewan

Saskatchewan Provincial Heritage Fair

The National Ballet of Canada

My presentation describes the importance of the National Ballet of Canada’s impact on all Canadians. I chose to talk about a few of the company’s many famous ballerinas and influential people that have conributed to the making of the company’s history. I wanted to share the importance of the company’s inspiring dancers and how they have influenced many people to follow their dreams and try something new.

What was the most interesting thing you learned about your topic?

The most important lesson I have learned throughout the making of my presentation is that no matter how "small" you may feel in the world, you are never too small to make a difference or do something spectacular in your lifetime. For example, many of the famous ballerinas today and throughout history only started out at a small studio or were possibly 1 out of the 60 good dancers at their studio. With hard work and dedication, you can accomplish anything you set your mind to.

What important lessons have you learned that you want to share with other Canadians?

The most interesting thing I learned about the National Ballet of Canada is how nobody at the studio, in 1951 when the company was founded, would have realized the great impact the Canadian dancers have had on many youths and adults careers, hopes and dreams. The company has inspired so many Canadians to do what they love no matter how hard or stressful it gets.

How would you compare your life today to the lives of those studied in your project?

As a dancer, I know what it is like to make mistakes, break down, fall down, and repeat. I also know what it feels like to nail a performance and feel great about what you have accomplished. I know how hard dancers are on themselves, but to become a professional and overcome that in each and every performance you do is how I like to imagine myself one day. The National Ballet of Canada has inspired so many people across Canada to be adventurous and determined and that is exactly what I want to do someday. Whether it is through dance or another career that I have put much of my time and effort into.