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. Heather's repertoire includes principal roles in Swan Lake, Romeo and Juliet, The Sleeping Beauty, Onegin, La Bayadère, La Sylphide, Cinderella, Etudes, 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. Lead roles in Balanchine ballets include Apollo, Jewels, The Four Temperaments, Theme and Variations, Tchaikovsky Pas de Deux, Stravinsky Violin Concerto, Serenade, Symphony in C, and Mozartiana. She performed with the company in Washington and Edinburgh.