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From left: Skylar Campbell, Heater Ogden and Piotr Stanczyk in "Pinocchio." Photo by Karolina Kuras, Courtesy NBoC.

On March 11, a beloved wooden puppet will become a real boy when National Ballet of Canada premieres Will Tuckett's Pinocchio. “Pinocchio inhabits a world of movement," says Tuckett, an independent choreographer and guest principal character artist with The Royal Ballet. NBoC first soloist Skylar Campbell, who is originating the role of Pinocchio, says that Tuckett has allowed the dancers to find quirkiness. “You have to move distinctly rather than robotically," he says.

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