Born in Providence, Rhode Island and trained at The National Ballet School, Greta Hodgkinson joined The National Ballet of Canada, where she has been a Principal Dancer since 1996. An artist acclaimed for her dazzling technique, delicate physicality and articulate characterization, she is a brilliant and versatile Ballerina. Ms. Hodgkinson has performed every leading role in the classical repertoire and her talents extend to the contemporary repertoire as well. She has had numerous roles created for her by world renowned choreographers and has worked closely with such icons as William Forsythe, Jiri Kylian, Glen Tetley, John Neumeier, Alexei Ratmansky, Christopher Wheeldon, Wayne McGregor, James Kudelka and Crystal Pite.
As a guest artist, Ms. Hodgkinson has appeared with The Kirov Ballet (International Ballet Festival Mariinsky), Teatro alla Scala, The Australian Ballet, Stuttgart Ballet, Munich Ballet, Teatro Comunale di Firenze, at the Opening Gala of the Royal Opera House, London, the Gala des Etoiles, Stars of the 21st Century and International Ballet Galas in the United States, Canada, Russia and Europe.
Ms. Hodgkinson was invited to tour Japan dancing Swan Lake with K-Ballet, partnered by Tetsuya Kumakawa. She also performed at The World Ballet Festival in Tokyo, with frequent partner Roberto Bolle. Her partners have also included Carlos Acosta, Marcelo Gomes, Massimo Murru, Laurent Hilaire, Federico Bonelli, Robert Tewsley, Guillaume Cote, Zdenek Konvalina, Jason Reilly, Evan McKie and Steven McRae.
In 2000, Ms. Hodgkinson was nominated for the prestigious Prix Benois de la Danse for her role as Odette/Odile in Swan Lake. In 2000 and 2001, Dance Europe voted her Best Performance by a Female Dancer for her interpretation of Odette/Odile in Swan Lake and for Summer in The Four Seasons.
Ms. Hodgkinson has graced the covers of Dance Magazine and Dance International Magazine and has been featured in various fashion publications including; Vanity Fair, Lucky, W, GQ Italia, ELLE, NUVO, Flare and FASHION. She has worked with such noted photographers as Michael Thompson(GAP Holiday Campaign), Febrizio Ferri(GQ Italia), Howard Schatz, Nick Krasnaii, Christopher Wahl, Max Abadian, Sian Richards and Cylla von Tiedemann.
Ms. Hodgkinson’s film credits include the title role in the film Roxana, based on the novel by Daniel Defoe, the title role in The Firebird, The Four Seasons (starring in Summer), A Dancer’s Story-50 Years of The National Ballet of Canada ( dancing The Sleeping Beauty pas de deux ), and a featured role in The Rings of Saturn, directed by Moze Mossanen. She appeared as Margot Fonteyn in the Bravo! TV docudrama, Nureyev and made a guest appearance on the premiere of the Canadian comedy television series Baxter.