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Meet our Fall 2017 Scholarship Recipients: Hana Rutka & Jarin Schexnider!
Hana Rutka is currently a dance artist and student living and studying in Vancouver. Born and raised in Toronto, Ontario, she received her early training at Canada’s National Ballet School, Central School of Ballet, and L’École Supérieure de Danse de Cannes Rosella Hightower. Since moving to Vancouver she has been exploring and pursuing contemporary dance opportunities. She most recently was a member of Modus Operandi, under the direction of Tiffany Tregarthen and David Raymond. During her time with Modus Operandi she had the opportunity to learn from and work with such artists as Justine Chambers, Eric Beauchesne, Anna Herrmann, Karissa Barry, Deanna Peters, Kate Franklin, Idan Cohen, and Serge Bennathan. In addition to pursuing dance, she is currently working on her Pilates teaching certification and continues to work on her degree in Psychology at the University of British Columbia.
Jarin Schexnider is a performance artist whose work utilizes dance, physical theatre, and found spaces in a small attempt to capture, catalogue, and celebrate the impossible act of existence. She has been self-producing her own work in backyards, bathroom stalls, stairwells, and other intimate spaces for over a decade. In 2015, she founded This is What, a Vancouver-based arts collective that works to create safe spaces of expression for local artists, tinkerers, and explorers while trusting the process is the result. She is a Louisiana native and a graduate of Bennington College’s prestigious Performance program. As a newcomer to the Vancouver dance community, Jarin is so grateful for this opportunity to learn and grow as an artist from such an array of talented educators.
Previous scholarship programs:
Spring 2017: Chelsea Goddard and Rachel Silver
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