Daniel Robertson-Styles

Canada’s National Ballet School

Although the decision was mine, it was the teachers that made it possible.

Hi I’m Daniel Robertson-Styles and I’m 14 years old. I started dancing when I was nine at 5678 Dance Studio. Now fast forward 5 years, I am a dancer in the professional program at Canada’s National Ballet School (NBS). It’s been a big change moving to Toronto to attend Canada’s National Ballet School but I never could have done it without the help of all the amazing teachers and mentors I had at 5678. I still remember being ten and rushing from soccer practise to a jazz class or being 13 and practising pas de deux with a great group of friends.

The year and a half before I started attending NBS, I made a decision to focus solely on dance and furthering my movement vocabulary. Although the decision was mine, it was the teachers that made it possible. Spending week days with Katherine and Ricky in ballet and Andrea in jazz, then Saturday with Claude-Marc. It’s a great feeling being part of the community at 5678. I would recommend 5678 dance studio to anyone because it has helped me succeed in what I love doing.