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When Christopher Wheeldon‘s celebrated Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland returns to National Ballet of Canada’s stage this week, there will be one big change. First soloist Chelsy Meiss will dance the role of the quirky, tapping Mad Hatter, the first time ever that a female dancer has stepped into the part. “Chelsy is one the most versatile dancers in the company,” says artistic director Karen Kain. “The Mad Hatter role is the perfect vehicle to showcase her acting ability, enthusiasm and tap dancing technique.” For Wheeldon, this decision came at just the right time. “In the current climate, where the boundaries of gender in ballet are being explored, the option to have Chelsy as The Mad Hatter became a relevant discussion,” he says.
We caught up with Meiss to hear all about what it feels like to take on this groundbreaking role.
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