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Meet our Spring 2017 Scholarship Recipients: Chelsea Goddard and Rachel Silver!

Chelsea GoddardChelsea Goddard headshot

Chelsea Goddard is a Vancouver-based dance artist from Williams Lake BC who is exploring ideas of human vulnerability through poetry, physicality, and gesture. She is currently completing her BFA in dance at Simon Fraser University. As part of her program she has directed, produced, and choreographed for student choreography showcases as well as performed in directing projects and student choreography at the SFU School for the Contemporary Arts. She has also danced in works by Cheryl Prophet, Chengxin Wei, and KT Niehoff. In the past year she has interned with both Tara Cheyenne Performance and Meredith Kalaman – aiding in production and in the creation process of their work. Through these mentorship experiences she has gained insight and perspective on techniques in movement as well as techniques in creation. An avid observer of human behavior, she is driven to make relationships in the Vancouver dance community and to continue to create her own work with the support of great teachers.

Rachel SilverRachel Silver photo

Rachel Silver is a dance artist and writer based in Vancouver. She was first introduced to contemporary dance through the Industry Dance Program, where she had the privilege of performing in works by Deanna Peters, Vanessa Goodman and Jane Osborne, and Josh Beamish. Her professional dance training led her to England where she obtained a Diploma of Dance Studies from Trinity Laban in 2014, and apprenticed and toured with London-based companies Springs Dance and the REbirth Network. After relocating to Vancouver, Rachel continued her dance training at SFU where she completed a B.A. (with Distinction) in Visual Culture & Performance Studies. Most recently, Rachel choreographed and performed in a collaborative performance called This Thin Place, and Plastic Orchid Factory’s performance/installation Digital Folk, and continues to write for publications including The Dance Current and The Daily Hive.

Previous scholarship programs:

Winter 2017: Carly Penner and Marissa Wong
Fall 2016: Alejandra Miranda and Joanna Reyes
Spring 2016: Megan Hunter and Sarah Robinson
Fall 2015: Mahaila Patterson-O’Brien and Triska Cooper
Spring 2015: Antonio Somera and Charlotte Newman
Fall 2014: Tricha Hamstra and Lesley Kosinski
Spring 2014: Cody Cox and Karley Kyle-Moffat
Winter 2014: Kelly McInnes
Fall 2013: Gemma Crowe and Jennifer Hamman

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