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How alumni of Canada's National Ballet School are key figures in the community, and NBS an invaluable resource to the entire country. Many Canadians unaware of the existence of the NBS despite an international reputation. Some history. Policies. Tracking the success of alumni. Working with gifted people. Improving practices within the profession, with some details. Some important tenets of the education of students at the NBS. The speaker's ideas as Artistic Director and how they were met. Benefits of some systemic changes. The importance and activities of the corporate side of the NBS. Going from Dickensian to world-class. Inviting the audience to think again about the NBS. After some concluding remarks, a video on the NBS' latest initiative was shown.