Elizabeth Lamont

Elizabeth Lamont

Elizabeth Lamont

Kitchener-Waterloo, Ontario

Principal Dancer

“Lamont lit up the stage… with her mature artistry grounded in impeccable technique… underpinned by her expressive acting ability.”
- Holly Harris | Winnipeg Free Press, 2021

Elizabeth Lamont was promoted to Principal Artist in the Royal Winnipeg Ballet Company in 2022. She joined the RWB Company as an Apprentice in 2010, and was promoted to the Corps de Ballet in 2011, to Second Soloist in 2014, and to Soloist in 2019.

Ms. Lamont made her principal role debut as Offred in The Handmaid’s Tale while in the Corps. Other major roles include Nathalie in Moulin Rouge® – The Ballet, the Bluebird pas de deux in The Sleeping Beauty, Edith in Greg Horsman’s La Bayadère, and Glinda the Good Witch in the 2019 Canadian premiere of Septime Webre’s The Wizard of Oz. She was selected by James Kudelka to perform the show-stopping Summer lead in his ballet The Four Seasons.

Working with Evelyn Hart recently on creating her own unique adaptation of the legendary The Dying Swan solo is a highlight of her career. In 2019, Ms. Lamont reprised the iconic role of Juliet in Romeo and Juliet and has performed it across Canada as well as on tour in China. For Ms. Lamont, performing the role of Juliet is something she cherishes the most in her career because of its combination of emotion and expression with ballet steps.

Born in Waterloo, Ontario, Ms. Lamont began training at the age of four, and joined the RWB School Professional Division at the age of 14. Additionally, Ms. Lamont was coached by Evelyn Hart in Toronto for many years on the Company’s summer break. She graduated from the RWB School Professional Division in 2010 and immediately joined the company as an Apprentice. She was also featured in a Bravo documentary series on her time in the RWB School while she learned and performed the role of Clara in Nutcracker with the RWB Company.

When she’s not dancing, Ms. Lamont enjoys teaching pilates and sharing her passion and experience with emerging talent. She collects memories in her One Line a Day journal and loves to write. She enjoys documentaries, plants and adventures outdoors including camping, hiking and rock climbing.

Ms. Lamont would love to dance the role of Giselle. She feels that the ballet Giselle has the expressive, romantic, ethereal qualities that she enjoys so much about the art form of ballet.​

Training

Royal Winnipeg Ballet School Professional Division