Toronto is home to Canada’s premiere ballet company, the National Ballet of Canada. Past performances featured greats like Karen Kain, Rex Harrington, and even Mikhail Baryshnikov (he defected in Canada). Their schedule is ever changing, but always includes the Nutcracker and loads of special programs for kids.
The National Ballet of Canada says
One of the top international ballet companies, The National Ballet of Canada was founded in 1951 by Celia Franca. A company of 70 dancers with its own orchestra, the National Ballet has been led by Artistic Director Karen Kain, one of the greatest ballerinas of her generation, since 2005. Renowned for its diverse repertoire, the company performs traditional full-length classics, embraces contemporary work and encourages the creation of new ballets as well as the development of Canadian choreographers.