By A.J.Lam & BK on the SCENE
Last Thursday, Canada’s National Ballet School’s (NBS) held it’s annual gala and the theme for this year was “GLAM ROCK.” It was an evening with a GLAM ROCK inspired Lounge & Entertainment. Think of David Bowie , Queen , KISS, Alice Cooper , SWEET and T-REX all in one room supporting a great cause. All in support of making the art of dance more accessible to everyone.


The fashion style was a combination from all things with sparkle, sheen and colour.
Though NBS Gala was a black tie affair, guests were encouraged to find inspiration in GLAM ROCK theme when making their attire selections.


The evening began with a Cocktail Reception and guests were eventually ushered into the hall for a full course dinner.
Also, another reception for the YOUNG PATRONS (40 and under) was occurring in the lounge; followed by student ballet performances and a stylish and interactive late night lounge with entertainment performing what else , “GLAM ROCK.”


A mobile silent auction with a wide variety of prizes that ranged from art and photography, beauty and wellness packages, fashion and jewellery, food and drink, home décor, sport and culture, travel and other experiences.


The annual Gala is NBS’ signature fundraising event of the year. The Gala raises funds to support the more than 80% of students who require financial assistance to attend the Professional Ballet-Academic Program, and opens doors for more young dancers to pursue their dreams, in addition to supporting the development of specialized programs, teaching resources and innovative technological enhancements that propel NBS Sharing Dance, the school’s flagship community initiative.


Driven by a passion to help Canadians realize their artistic potential and enjoy better health through movement, Canada’s National Ballet School (NBS) provides accessible dance programs to the widest array of ages, abilities and aspirations. NBS strikes a dynamic balance between our highest calibre Professional Ballet Program and our community facing programs (Sharing Dance) that service children, youth and aging populations. NBS is an organization that is deeply committed to evolving and promoting the contemporary relevance of dance within our local communities and across the country.




We would like to thank Cailin Collett | Communications Manager
Canada’s National Ballet School | L’École nationale de ballet du Canada for the invitation to this event. We look forward to the annual NBS event in 2020.