Evelyn Hart

Evelyn Hart is an internationally renowned dancer. She joined the Royal Winnipeg Ballet in 1976, becoming a principal dancer in 1979. Over her 30-year career with the RWB, she performed on stages in over 118 countries. Hart brought her trademark dramatic approach to Giselle, Swan Lake, Onegin, Sleeping Beauty, Anna Kareninna, Cinderella and Romeo and Juliet. A few of her favourite roles included ballets created by Sir Frederick Ashton, Antony Tudor, Jirí Kylián, Norbert Vesak, Vincente Nebrada, Hans van Manen, Rudi van Dantzig, George Balanchine and James Kudelka. A 50-minute film about Hart, Moment of Light: The Dance of Evelyn Hart was produced and a biography entitled Evelyn Hart: an Intimate Portrait. Evelyn Hart is a Companion of the Order of Canada. McMaster University and the University of Manitoba have presented her with honorary doctorates, she was awarded the Chalmers Award for excellence in the arts and inducted into Canada's Walk of Fame. In 2001, Hart received a Governor General's Performing Arts Award.

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