Evelyn Hart

Evelyn Hart

Evelyn Anne Hart, CC., OM FRSC (born April 4, 1956) is a Canadian ballerina and former principal dancer with the Royal Winnipeg Ballet.

Born in Toronto, Ontario, she studied dancing at the Dorothy Carter School of Dance in London, Ontario, the National Ballet School and the Royal Winnipeg Ballet School. She joined the Royal Winnipeg Ballet in 1976, was promoted to soloist in 1978 and principal dancer in 1979, only three years after she joined.

She was the first Canadian to win gold at the Varna International Ballet Competition in Varna, Bulgaria in 1980.

In 2005 Hart left the RWB to dance as a freelance artist. On August 23, 2006 she danced her swan song at the Grand Theatre in London, Ontario. She danced as a guest artist with Toronto's ProArteDanza ending a thirty year career.

In 1983 she was made an Officer of the Order of Canada and was promoted to Companion in 1994. In 2000 she was inducted into Canada's Walk of Fame. In 2006, she was made a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada. [http://www.rsc.ca/files/media/newfellows/new_fellows_2006_citations.pdf]

She was made a Member of the Order of Manitoba in 2006 [http://www.lg.gov.mb.ca/activities/news/2006/ombackgrounds.html]



External links

* [http://www.soundventure.com/web/footnotes/hart.html FOOTNOTES - Evelyn Hart]
* [http://www.canadaswalkoffame.com/inductees/00_evelyn_hart.xml Canada's Walk of Fame: Evelyn Hart]
* [http://www.galadesetoiles.com/bios/hart.html le Gala des étoiles - Evelyn Hart]
* [http://www.cbc.ca/story/arts/national/2005/03/29/Arts/hartballet050329.html?print Evelyn Hart departs Royal Winnipeg Ballet]
* [http://www.ballerinagallery.com/hart.htm The Ballerina Gallery - Evelyn Hart]
* [http://www.collectionscanada.ca/women/002026-602-e.html Evelyn Hart - Canadian Women in Theatre and Dance]

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