Galien Hattori received her training at The National Ballet School of Canada. Upon graduation, she danced for the National Ballet of Canada before moving to the Hamburg Ballet in Germany. During her time in Hamburg, Galien danced a variety of roles and had the opportunity to work with some of the worlds best teachers and choreographers such as John Neumeier, Natalia Makarova, and Jiri Kylian. In 2006, Galien joined the Alberta Ballet as a Principal Dancer. She starred in many new and existing works for Alberta Ballet. Upon her retirement, Galien began teaching ballet around Alberta and in Japan. Over the last five years she has served as Ballet Mistress and Master Teacher for the Alberta Ballet Company, and was ballet teacher for the Edge School. This season she opens her own school, the Hattori/Williamson School of Ballet, alongside Yukichi Hattori and Tara Williamson.
Galien Hattori will perform True North – Wold Premiere on October 28, 2017.