National Ballet of Canada Archives

Type: Archives

The National Ballet of Canada Archives preserves materials on the development of The National Ballet of Canada, as well as conducts research and assists scholarly work related to dance.


Conservation / Preservation:


Records of the company from 1951 to the present including,

  • Costumes
  • Dance materials
  • Photographs
  • Posters
  • Programmes
  • Videos


The Erik Bruhn Library and Archive Video Collection contains over 2,500 items related to dance, theatre, music, scenography, choreography, and anatomy.

Public Programming:

Online Programming

The Virtual Museum is an online gallery featuring items held within the National Ballet Archives. Items digitized for inclusion in the National Ballet’s Virtual Museum are catalogued and preserved in The Helen G. Balfour Soutron Database.

Volunteer/Internship/Placement Opportunities:

Contact for information/inquiries.

Address & Contact Information:

The Walter Carsen Centre for The National Ballet of Canada
470 Queens Quay West
Toronto, Ontario
M5V 3K4

Phone: 416-345-9686 x449

Hours of Operation:

All visits are by appointment only and limited to business hours only.

Key Words: culture, dance