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. Her repertoire includes principal roles in Swan Lake, Romeo and Juliet, The Sleeping Beauty, Onegin, La Bayadère, La Sylphide, Cinderella, Études, James Kudelka's The Four Seasons, John Neumeier's The Seagull, Davide Bombana's Carmen, and Christopher Wheeldon's Alice's Adventures in Wonderland. Heather originated roles in works by James Kudelka, Jorma Elo, Crystal Pite, Matjash Mrozewski, Domonique Dumais, and Aszure Barton. Heather joined The Suzanne Farrell Ballet in 2005 dancing the role of Dulcinea in Balanchine's Don Quixote and has been a principal dancer with the company since 2007 performing in Balanchine ballets that include Episodes, Intermezzo from Brahms-Schoenberg Quartet, Valse Fantasie, Diamonds, Divertimento No.15, Tempo di Valse, Meditation, Pas de Dix, Apollo, Jewels, Serenade, and Mozartiana. As a guest artist, Heather has performed in many international galas-most recently in the 50th Anniversary Gala for Stuttgart Ballet, the Tour de Force Gala in Orange County, and with the Hamburg Ballet for the Nijinsky Gala VII.