Karen Kain, Artistic Director of The National Ballet of Canada, and Barry Hughson, Executive Director, today announced that Corps de Ballet member Genevieve Penn Nabity and Apprentice Noah Parets are the winners of the seventh annual RBC Emerging Artist Apprentice Award for their performances as Apprentices during the 2018/19 season. Ms. Penn Nabity and Mr. Parets each received a $1,000 cash prize. The awards were presented in Toronto last night by Cornell C.V. Wright, Chair of The National Ballet Board of Directors, and Flora Do, VP, Strategy and Client Insights, RBC Wealth Management, at the Patrons’ Council 2019/20 season opening party.
Ms. Penn Nabity was born in Casco, Michigan and trained at Main Stage Center for the Arts in Armada, Michigan and Canada’s National Ballet School. She joined the National Ballet in 2018 as an RBC Apprentice and became a member of the Corps de Ballet in 2019.
Mr. Parets was born in Boston, Massachusetts and trained at Boston Ballet School in Massachusetts before joining the company in 2018 as an RBC Apprentice.