2022 Dance Scholarships Awarded

The Sunshine Coast Dance Society is pleased to announce the following winners of our 2022 dance scholarship awards. Adjudications for the awards occurred in April and at the end of June 2022 with a total of $4,200 awarded this year.

Lois Smith Senior Ballet awards went to:

  • Natalie Martin: $1500
  • Eibhlin Minatsis: $750

Lois Smith Junior Ballet award went to:

  • Annah Kotai: $250

Sunshine Coast Dance Society awards went to:

  • Annika Bergman: Jazz $250
  • Mya Perry: Hip Hop $250
  • Francesca Manson: Contemporary $250
  • Alison Girard: Lyrical $500
  • Andrea Villaneuva: Contemporary $250
  • Sophia Cimbala: $200

It is also interesting to note several of the award recipients have been accepted into prestigious summer and fall dance programs to enhance their dance studies. Natalie Martin was accepted into a summer dance program with the Boston Ballet, Anna Kotai will be heading off to an Alberta Ballet summer intensive program, and Chatelech secondary school graduate Alison Girard has been accepted into the Mather Dance Company Bridge Program in Los Angeles, an 11-month dance program that bridges the gap between competitive and professional dance.