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Order of Canada

Celia Franca, C.C., O.Ont., D.C.L., LL.D., D.Litt.

Full Name Honour Received Residence
Celia Franca, C.C., O.Ont., D.C.L., LL.D., D.Litt. C.C. Ottawa
Honour Appointment Investiture
Companion of the Order of Canada June 24, 1985 October 30, 1985
As Founder and Artistic Director of the National Ballet of Canada, she fought against all odds for twenty-four years to build what has become one of the major ballet companies in the world. Since her appointment as an Officer of the Order in 1967, she has become even more active as an internationally-known teacher, producer and director. (This is a promotion within the Order).
Officer of the Order of Canada December 22, 1967 November 12, 1968
For her contributions to the Arts as co-founder, leading dancer and artistic director of the National Ballet of Canada and co-founder of the National Ballet School.
Deceased on February 19, 2007.
Updated: 2018-03-26
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