Mavis Staines: Sharing Dance

Mavis Staines: Sharing Dance

| 4 min

When Mavis Staines took the helm of Canada’s National Ballet School in 1989, the pedagogy of ballet was due for an evolution. Driven by a belief system that honoured tradition but challenged outdated practices, Staines set in motion a paradigm shift that has transformed ballet training in Canada and around the world.

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Mavis Staines: Sharing Dance, Leah Nelson, provided by the National Film Board of Canada

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  • recipient
    Mavis Staines
  • writer
    Leah Nelson
  • director
    Leah Nelson
  • director of photography
    Kristin Fieldhouse
  • sound recordist
    Sara Labadie
  • 1st assistant camera
    Julia Seidman
  • makeup
    Ashley Szabadi
  • hair artist
    Ashley Szabadi
  • design
    Mona Fani
  • animation
    Ira Hardy
  • editor
    Mona Fani
    Leah Nelson
  • music editing
    Playdate Audio
  • sound design
    Playdate Audio
  • mix
    Playdate Audio
  • translation
    Gabrielle Lisa Collard
  • director, Business Development, Institutional Program
    Julie Huguet
  • coordinator, Institutional Program
    Marcia Seebaran
  • producer
    Nicholas Klassen
  • executive producer
    Rob McLaughlin
  • project manager
    Jasmine Pullukatt
  • administrator
    Carla Jones
  • studio operations manager
    Camille Fillion