The National Ballet of Canada returns to Vancouver with three performances in celebration of its 60th anniversary at the Queen Elizabeth Theatre Sept. 23-25 presented as part of the Ballet BC 2011-12 season. The performances will include three Vancouver premieres from choreographers William Forsythe, James Kudelka and Crystal Pite. For a chance to win a pair of tickets to the Sunday, Sept. 25 matinee performance at 2 p.m. tell us who was the first artistic director of the company back in 1951. Email your entry to National Ballet of Canada Contest at email@example.com. Deadline for the contest is Sept. 19, 5 p.m. Only residents living in the Lower Mainland/Greater Vancouver area are eligible to enter. Winners will be chosen in a random draw.