Evelyn Hart

Evelyn Hart

Evelyn Hart

CC, OM, FRSC — 1976 Ballet Academic Program graduate

Evelyn Hart was a Principal Dancer with the Royal Winnipeg Ballet and a graduate of the RWB Professional Division Ballet Academic Program. She graduated from the Ballet Academic Program in 1976, was promoted to soloist in 1978, and to Principal Dancer in 1979. She was the first Canadian to win gold at the Varna International Ballet Competition in Varna, Bulgaria in 1980 for the pas de deux Belong choreographed by Norbert Vesak. In 2000 she was inducted into Canada’s Walk of Fame. In 2001, Hart received a Governor General’s Performing Arts Award for Lifetime Artistic Achievement, Canada’s highest honour in the performing arts. In 2006, she was made a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada.