The Kennedy Center

Heather Ogden


Heather Ogden (Principal) was born in Toronto and trained at the Richmond Academy of Dance in British Columbia before joining The National Ballet of Canada in 1998 and  was promoted to Principal Dancer in 2005. Ms. Ogden’s repertoire with the National Ballet includes principal roles in Swan Lake, Romeo and Juliet, The Nutcracker, The Sleeping Beauty, Onegin, Nijinsky, The Merry Widow, La Bayadère, Cinderella, The Winter’s Tale, and Carmen. She has an extensive Balanchine repertoire and has danced in new creations by Alexei Ratmansky, Christopher Wheeldon, Wayne McGregor, Crystal Pite and Jorma Elo. In 2011, Ms. Ogden was chosen for the Governor General’s Performing Arts Awards Mentorship program. In 2014, Ms. Ogden became an ambassador for Rolex Canada and starred in the short film Lost In Motion II, choreographed by Guillaume Côté, which debuted at the Dance on Camera Festival in New York City in 2014. Ms. Ogden has performed with The Suzanne Farrell Ballet since 2005.