Nadia Biography

Nadia Veselova Tencer
Artistic Director of School of Canadian Ballet Theatre

  • Director of School of Canadian Ballet Theatre
  • Artistic Director: Annual International Ballet Gala
    • Champs Elysees, Paris, France 1998 – 2006
    • Bolshoi Theatre, Moscow, Russia 2001
    • Lincoln Center, New York, USA 2000-2007
    • Palais des Festivales, Cannes, France 1999 – 2007
    • Toronto Centre for the Performing Arts 2002 -2007
    • Humming Bird Centre, Toronto, Canada 1995 – 199
  • Awards: Outstanding Teacher, Youth American Grand Prix, 2009
  • Awards: Brilliance of the 21st Century Medal, New York, 2007
  • Awards: Golden Soffit Award, St. Petersbrg, Russia 1995-1996
  • Judge and Choreographer at the Youth American Grand Prix, New York, U.S.A.
  • Judge, Prix Benois de la Danse, Bolshoi Theatre, Moscow
  • Graduate of the Kirov Ballet, St. Petersburg
    Performed with famous Russian companies & with famous Russian companies & with worlds best ballet stars

Nadia Veselova Tencer was Judge at both Prix Benois De La Danse, Bolshoi Theatre-Moscow Russia and Grand Prix U.S.A

With International Ballet Stars

First Row:
Nadia Veselova Tencer
Tatyana Terekhova – Prima Ballerina, Kirov Ballet
Amanda McKerrow – Prima Ballerina, American Ballet Theater

With International Ballet Super Stars

Stars of the 21st Century” from left to right, after the class taught by Nadia Veselova Tencer:

Mark Peretokin, Elena Andrienko (Bolshoi Ballet)
Cyril Pierre, Lucia Lacarra (San Francisco Ballet)
Nadia Veselova Tencer
Valdimir Malakhov (American Ballet Theater, Artistic Director of the Berlin Opera Ballet)
Agnes Letestu (Ballet de L’Opera de Paris), Roberto Bolle, Sabrina Brazzo (La Scala de Milan),
Jose Martinez (Ballet de L’Opera de Paris), Anna Antonicheva, Dimitri Belogol

Gala "A Tribute to Rudolf Nureyev" in 1995

Gala “A Tribute to Rudolf Nureyev” at the O’Keefe Centre followed in 1995 with Nadia Veselova Tencer performing on stage with a glittering lineup of international superstars. It featured principal dancers from the Kirov Ballet, American Ballet Theater, the New York City Ballet, the Royal Ballet of England, the Royal Danish Ballet, the National Ballet of Canada, the Bolshoi Ballet, the Ballet National de Marseilles Roland Petit, La Scala di Milano, Stuttgard Ballet, the Vienna State Opera Ballet, étoiles from L’Opéra de Paris and other international guest artists.

With Evelyn Hart

Nadia Veselova Tencer and
Evelyn Hart – Royal Winnipeg Ballet.
Tribute to Rudolf Nureyev, 1995, O’Keefe Center, Toronto, Canada
Nadia’s last performance with the world stars.

With Stars of the 21 Century artists

Vladimir Malahov, Director of the Berlin Ballet; Nadia Veselova-Tencer, Director of the Canadian Ballet Theatre; Uliana Lopatkina, a winner of the Benois Prize, and Igor Zelinsky, the Premier at the Kirov Theatre; on stage at the Lincoln Center in New York City for Stars of the 21st Century

Artistic Director of "Stars of the 21 Century" galas

Nadia was also selected to become Artistic Director of world renowned International Ballet Galas “Stars of the 21st Century” and “Les Etoiles du 21e siecle” which brings the leading international ballet stars from many of the world’s premier companies, including:

· Bolshoi Ballet
· Kirov Ballet
· American Ballet Theatre
· National Ballet of Canada
· Royal Winnipeg Ballet
· L’Opera de Paris
· New York City Ballet
· La Scala de Milano
· Royal Ballet – England
· Alvin Ailey American Dance Theatre
· Ballet Madrid
· Ballet National de Marseille Roland Petit
· Ballet Opera Wiesbaden
· Boston Ballet
· Les Ballets de Monte-Carlo
· Ballet National de Marseille Roland Petit
· Ballet Opera Wiesbaden
· Boston Ballet
· Les Ballets de Monte-Carlo
· Lithuanian Opera and Ballet Theatre
· Munich Ballet
· National Ballet of Cuba
· National Ballet of Portugal
· Royal Ballet – England
· Royal Danish Ballet
· San Francisco Ballet
· Stuttgart Ballet
· Theatre Comunale – Florence
· Vienna State Opera

Galas were held in greatest theatres of the world:

“Toronto Centre for the Arts” – 2002, 03, 04, 05, 06, 07, 08 – Toronto, Canada.
“Lincoln Center” – 2000, 01, 02, 05, 06, 07, 08 – New York, U.S.A
“Palais des Festivales” – 1999 , 2005 – Cannes, France
“Champs Elysees” – 1998 – 2000, 01, 02, 03, 04, 05, 06, 07, 08 – Paris, France
“Hummingbird Centre” – 1995, 1996, 1997 – Toronto, Canada

With Vladimir Vassiliev - Master of Bolshoi Ballet

Natalia Makarova – prima ballerina assaluta, American Ballet Theatre; Royal Ballet, London; Kirov Ballet, St. Petersburg
Boris Treline – former principal dancer, Ballet Russe; international producer
Nadia Veselova Tencer
Lucia Lacarra – prima ballerina assaluta, “Stars of the 21st Century”

With Faruk Ruzimatov – Superstar of Kirov ballet

Nadia Veselova Tencer preparing Faruk Ruzimatov – Superstar of Kirov ballet

With her teacher

Nadia Veselova Tencer with her teacher Alla Osipenko

With her teacher

Nadia Veselova Tencer with her teacher Alla Osipenko

With Lucia Lacarra

Judge Nadia Veselova Tencer and Lucia Lacarra – Winner of Benois de la Danse, Grand-Prix

With Benois De La Dance Judges

Lucia Lacarra – Winner of Benois de la Danse, Grand-Prix and Judge Nadia Veselova Tencer Judges of Benois De La Dance, Bolshoi Theatre, Moscow:
– Robert Denuers: Director of Royal Ballet of Flanders
– Mikko Nissinen: Artistic Director of Boston Ballet
– Soo Khim Goh: Artistic Director of Singapore Dance Theatre
– Victor Ullate: Director of Centro de la Dance Victor Ullate, Madrid
– Nadia Veselova-Tencer: Artistic Director of Stars of the 21st Century
– Brigitte Lefevre: Director of Dance at theParis National Opera
– Ivan Liska: Director of Bavarian State Ballet

With Karen Kain

Karen Kain – Prima ballerina and Artistic director of National Ballet of Canada
Nadia Veselova Tencer – Artistic director of “Stars of the 21st Century”

Stars practicing at Academy of Ballet and Jazz

Faruk Ruzimatov – Superstar of Kirov ballet
Nadia Veselova Tencer
Natalya Bolshakova – Prima Ballerina Kirov Ballet
Vadim Gulyaev – Principal dancer of Kirov Ballet
in Academy of Ballet and Jazz class

With Master of Bolshoi Ballet

Nadia Veselova Tencer
Solomon Tencer – Producer of Stars of the 21st Century.
Yuri GrigorovichMaster of the Bolshoi Ballet
Natalia Bessmertnova – Prima Ballerina of Bolshoi Ballet

With Maya Pliseckaya

Nadia Veselova Tencer with
Maya Pliseckaya – Prima ballerina assaluta, Bolshoi Ballet

With Vladimir Vassiliev - Master of Bolshoi Ballet

Nadia Veselova Tencer
Vladimir Vasiliev – Master of Bolshoi Ballet
Oleg Vinogradov – Master of Kirov Ballet
Julia Moon – Director of Universal Ballet, Korea