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Karen Kain

Curriculum Vitae

Artistic Director, The National Ballet of Canada
Jury member, Prix de Lausanne 2001, 2005 & 2008
President of the Jury, Prix de Lausanne 2009

Name: Karen Kain, C.C.

Birthplace: Hamilton, Ontario, Canada

Training: Canada’s National Ballet School

Prix de Lausanne: Prix de Lausanne Jury 2001/2005/2008 and President of the Jury 2009

Previous companies/positions: The National Ballet of Canada, Principal Dancer / various companies as guest artist / The National Ballet of Canada, Artist-in-Residence / The National Ballet of Canada, Artistic Associate

Current company/position: Artistic Director of The National Ballet of Canada

Favorite roles/choreographies: All the dramatic roles such as Manon, Tatania in Onegin, Juliet in Romeo and Juliet, the Swan Queen in Swan Lake, Giselle and many more.

Career highlights: There are too many to mention!

Message to the Prix de Lausanne candidates: To be an artist is one of the most privileged professions one can imagine.  Enjoy every moment of every day as you explore and learn more about your profession and what it takes to be a true artist.

Message to the Prix de Lausanne organisation: Every time I have participated in the Prix de Lausanne, I have been enormously impressed by the spirit and good will towards each emerging group of young artists.