Greta Hodgkinson was born in Providence, Rhode Island and attended the National Ballet School in Canada. She later joined the National Ballet in 1990, where she was nominated lead soloist dancer and then principal dancer following her debut in Swan lake
by Erik Bruhn.
She has performed in numerous roles which include Juliet in Roméo et Juliette
, Princess Aurora in Sleeping beauty
and Tatiana in Onegin
. Others are Caterina in The Taming of the shrew
, Lise in La Fille mal gardée
and the lead role in Giselle
and L'Histoire de Manon
. She also danced in Sphynx
by Glen Tetley and in In the middle, somewhat elevated
by William Forsythe, as well as in Theme and variations
and Tchaikovsky pas de deux
To the choreography of James Kudelka, she danced the part of Odette/Odile in Swan lake
by Tchaikovsky and the title role in The Firebird
. She was also the main dancer in other ballets with American choreography, among which were Désir
, The Four seasons
, Terra firma
and Cruel world
In 1993, she was awarded the "Erik Bruhn" prize and in 2000, she was nominated for the prestigious "Benois de la Danse" prize.
In November 2001, she appeared at the Teatro Filarmonico of Verona in the production "Stelle di oggi, stelle di domani". During her career, she has appeared as a guest artist in the United States, Europe and Australia.