Veronica Tennant C.C.

As a Prima Ballerina with The National Ballet of Canada for 25 years, Veronica Tennant C.C. won hearts and accolades for her dramatic talents dancing with such luminaries as Erik Bruhn, Rudolf Nureyev and Mikhail Baryshnikov. She has garnered acclaim as a gifted filmmaker, writer, producer/director, with her works winning several awards, including the prestigious International Emmy Award.

Forming Veronica Tennant Productions in 1998, Tennant has produced and directed a large body of arts performance for television, including award winning, Celia Franca: Tour de Force, and Shadow Pleasures.

In 2001, Veronica Tennant was inducted into Canada’s Walk of Fame. She is a member of the National Arts Centre’s Board of Trustees, and privileged to be Canada’s National Ambassador for UNICEF since 1992. Veronica Tennant was the first dancer to be appointed to the Order of Canada as Officer in 1975. In 2004, she was elevated to the rank of Companion, the country’s highest honour.