Audience members will be able to see Principal Dancer Sonia Rodriguez’s farewell performance with National Ballet of Canada in March 2022 as Blanche DuBois in A Streetcar Named Desire.
Thirty-two years after joining the company, Rodriguez will bid adieu to her professional home near the end of the current season. She is known for her musicality, character development, and technique, most notably in the classics such as Swan Lake, Romeo and Juliet, The Sleeping Beauty and Giselle, Balanchine’s Apollo, Mozartiana, Theme and Variations, Serenade (which she will dance in this November), The Four Temperaments, Don Quixote and Jewels, and other original works.
“It has been my great pleasure to witness Sonia’s illustrious 32-year career with The National Ballet of Canada, first as a colleague and fellow dancer and then as her Artistic Director. She is one of the finest dancers in the company’s history – a brilliant artist, a passionate dance actor and a consummate professional. Sonia’s contribution to the National Ballet is beyond measure and I look forward to watching her final performances and to celebrating her outstanding career.”
Artistic Director Emerita of National Ballet of Canada
“This is truly a bittersweet farewell for me. The National Ballet of Canada has been so much more than a professional home for me,” said Ms. Rodriguez. “It has been a place where I have grown not only as a dancer and artist but personally as well, surrounded by friends and colleagues that I consider family. This career has been a dream come true and I am so grateful to everyone who made it possible, from our wonderful audiences and donors to my fellow artists. After so much time away from the stage, I cannot wait to return to the artform I love for my final season. I look forward to sharing with everyone these last special performances with the company.”
Sonia Rodriguez's 30th Anniversary with National Ballet of Canada
Featured Photo of Sonia Rodriguez by Karolina Kuras.