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Inductee Spotlight – Rex Harrington

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Since its launch in 2018, The DCD Hall of Fame has inducted 49 dance luminaries and employed over 50 arts workers. We have engaged more than 40 committed volunteers to help ensure the day stays on track! 

We couldn’t do it without them and the support of donors and sponsors like you!  Please help us keep the DCD Hall of Fame thriving by donating to our matching campaign!

Photo: Rex Harrington in Swan Lake. Photo by Cylla von Tiedemann. Courtesy of The National Ballet of Canada



  • Rex was born in Peterborough, Ontario, and graduated from Canada’s National Ballet School in 1981, joining The National Ballet of Canada in 1983;
  • He created numerous roles during his career as a dancer, including the central role in James Kudelka’s The Four Seasons, Peter in Kudelka’s The Nutcracker, Lewis Carroll in Glen Tetley’s Alice, and The Young Gentleman in Tetley’s La Ronde, as well as lead roles in works by such choreographers as Jean-Pierre Perreault, Jiří Kylian, and Matjash Mrozewski;
  • Rex danced with such legendary ballerinas as Ekaterina Maximova, Carla Fracci, Evelyn Hart, and Karen Kain;
  • He was made an Officer of the Order of Canada in 2000 and was given a star on Canada’s Walk of Fame in 2005.

Please help us keep the DCD Hall of Fame thriving by donating to our matching campaign! Every bit helps!

Our campaign goal is $20,000 with matching funds of $10,000 from an anonymous donor. We can’t do it without your support! Every dollar earned goes towards the production of this event and helps feed into the daily operations and projects that Dance Collection Danse runs throughout the year. Every bit helps.

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