Turning Pointe

Sian Richards


The National Ballet of Canada has undergone dramatic change in recent years, owing in no small part to renowned former prima ballerina Karen Kain. As artistic director, Kain has led the company to a fresh form that reflects a new generation’s desire for experimentation and openness. Photographer Sian Richards has captured this transition with the same spirited, modern approach as Kain’s vision: respect for the company’s storied history, but a focus on its dynamic future.