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A native of Toronto, Sonia Rodriguez studied dance in Madrid with Pedro de la Cruz and at the Princess Grace Academy in Monaco. She joined The National Ballet of Canada in 1990 and was promoted to Principal Dancer in 2000. Praised for her artistic expression, dramatic range and impeccable ... (read complete bio)

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Sonia Rodriguez Biography

A native of Toronto, Sonia Rodriguez studied dance in Madrid with Pedro de la Cruz and at the Princess Grace Academy in Monaco. She joined The National Ballet of Canada in 1990 and was promoted to Principal Dancer in 2000.

Praised for her artistic expression, dramatic range and impeccable technique and poise onstage, Sonia is an acclaimed artist of pure elegance. Sonia has performed virtually every leading role in the classical repertoire including Swan Lake, Romeo and Juliet, The Sleeping Beauty, Giselle, Manon, La Fille mal gardée, The Merry Widow and Marguerite and Armand. Her repertoire includes numerous George Balanchine ballets, including Apollo, Mozartiana, Stravinsky Violin Concerto, Theme and Variations, Serenade, The Four Temperaments and Diamonds and Rubies from Jewels. Sonia has performed in works by contemporary choreographers such as Alexei Ratmansky, Christopher Wheeldon, John Neumeier, Wayne McGregor, Jorma Elo and Crystal Pite, including Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, The Winter’s Tale, Nijinsky, Anna Karenina, A Streetcar Named Desire, among others. Sonia has also had numerous roles created on her, including the title role in Cinderella, Princess Vasilisa in The Firebird and roles in An Italian Straw Hat and The Four Seasons.





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The National Ballet of Canada Announces 2022/23 Promotions; Genevieve Penn Nabity Pro Photo The National Ballet of Canada Announces 2022/23 Promotions; Genevieve Penn Nabity Promoted to Principal Dancer
by A.A. Cristi - Jun 27, 2022

Hope Muir, Joan and Jerry Lozinski Artistic Director of The National Ballet of Canada, announced promotions for the 2022/23 season. 

The National Ballet Of Canada Returns To Live Performances In March Photo The National Ballet Of Canada Returns To Live Performances In March
by A.A. Cristi - Jan 27, 2022

Hope Muir, Joan and Jerry Lozinski Artistic Director of The National Ballet of Canada, today announced that the company will return to live performances at the Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts in March as planned.

Winners Announced For The BroadwayWorld 2021 Phoenix Awards Photo Winners Announced For The BroadwayWorld 2021 Phoenix Awards
by BWW Awards - Jan 13, 2022

Winners have been announced for the 2021 BroadwayWorld Phoenix Awards. The 2021 Regional Awards honor productions which had their first performance between October 1, 2020 through September 30, 2021.

Last Chance To Vote For The BroadwayWorld Phoenix Awards; Greasepaint's REEFER MADNES Photo Last Chance To Vote For The BroadwayWorld Phoenix Awards; Greasepaint's REEFER MADNESS Leads Best Musical!
by BWW Staff - Dec 27, 2021

This is the last chance to vote for the 2021 BroadwayWorld Phoenix Awards! The 2021 Regional Awards honor productions which had their first performance between October 1, 2020 through September 30, 2021.

Final Weeks To Vote For The BroadwayWorld Phoenix Awards; Greasepaint's REEFER MADNES Photo Final Weeks To Vote For The BroadwayWorld Phoenix Awards; Greasepaint's REEFER MADNESS Leads Best Musical!
by BWW Staff - Dec 20, 2021

Time is running out to vote for for the 2021 BroadwayWorld Phoenix Awards! The 2021 Regional Awards honor productions which had their first performance between October 1, 2020 through September 30, 2021.

Vote For The 2021 BroadwayWorld Phoenix Awards; Greasepaint Youth Theatre's REEFER MA Photo Vote For The 2021 BroadwayWorld Phoenix Awards; Greasepaint Youth Theatre's REEFER MADNESS Leads Best Musical!
by BWW Staff - Dec 13, 2021

Our readers set the nominees, and now voting is open for the 2021 BroadwayWorld Phoenix Awards! The 2021 Regional Awards honor productions which had their first performance between October 1, 2020 through September 30, 2021.

Vote For The 2021 BroadwayWorld Phoenix Awards; First Stats Announced! Photo Vote For The 2021 BroadwayWorld Phoenix Awards; First Stats Announced!
by BWW - Dec 6, 2021

Our readers set the nominees, and now voting is open for the 2021 BroadwayWorld Phoenix Awards! The 2021 Regional Awards honor productions which had their first performance between October 1, 2020 through September 30, 2021.

The National Ballet of Canada Announces Return to Live Performances for the 2021/22 S Photo The National Ballet of Canada Announces Return to Live Performances for the 2021/22 Season
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Oct 26, 2021

Barry Hughson, Executive Director of The National Ballet of Canada, today announced the principal casting for the long-awaited return to live performance. The 2021/22 season will open with¬†Angels‚Äô Atlas¬†by¬†Crystal Pite¬†and¬†Serenade¬†by¬†George Balanchine, onstage November 11 ‚Äď 27, 2021 at the Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts.

Sonia Rodriguez Retires as Principal Dancer After 32 Years With The National Ballet o Photo Sonia Rodriguez Retires as Principal Dancer After 32 Years With The National Ballet of Canada
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Sep 7, 2021

Barry Hughson, Executive Director of The National Ballet of Canada, today announced that¬†Sonia Rodriguez¬†will retire as Principal Dancer in 2022 after an outstanding 32-year career with the company. Her farewell performances will be as Blanche DuBois in¬†A Streetcar Named Desire¬†March 2 ‚Äď 6, 2022.

Lar Lubovitch Dance Company To Present A Digital Program Of Highlights From Three Acc Photo Lar Lubovitch Dance Company To Present A Digital Program Of Highlights From Three Acclaimed Works
by A.A. Cristi - May 10, 2021

The Lar Lubovitch Dance Company will present a unique compilation of highlights from the broadcast premieres of three acclaimed works by Lar Lubovitch including the duet from Concerto Six Twenty-Two, danced by the Lubovitch company; Othello, performed by San Francisco Ballet; and The Planets, created for an ensemble of both ice skaters and non-skating dancers from the US and Canada.

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BWW TV: Check Out New Video of Broadway-Aimed AMERICANO! at Phoenix Theatre Company Videoplay
BWW TV: Check Out New Video of Broadway-Aimed AMERICANO! at Phoenix Theatre Company

by BroadwayWorld TV - Feb 6, 2020

The Broadway-aimed musical Americano!, inspired by the life of DREAMer and community organizer Tony Valdovinos will run from January 29 - February 23 at Phoenix, Arizona's The Phoenix Theatre Company.