The Training Society of Vancouver offers scholarship opportunities for professional and pre-professional dance artists in Vancouver. Scholarship recipients have the opportunity to take Working Class for free. Applicants should have significant pre-professional training and be interested in pursuing a professional dance career and/or dedicating themselves to further training. Previous applicants are encouraged to re-apply. Scholarship recipients are required to commit to attending class at minimum twice per week for the duration of the program.
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Meet our fall 2019 scholarship recipients:
Samantha was born and raised in Vancouver, BC. In 2015, she started training with Modus Operandi (MO), under the direction and mentorship of Tiffany Tregarthen, David Raymond, and Kate Franklin. This past summer, she was an interpreter for Dance Victoria's Choreographic Lab. She is currently teaching at The Landing Dance Centre while pursuing a degree in Microbiology and Immunology at UBC. Samantha also has a passion for art, and regularly creates colourful paintings. She is interested in finding ways to combine her love of science, art, and dance together. In the future, she would like to continue acting as an interpreter for other choreographers while also developing her own choreographic voice. She is excited to further her training amongst the incredible artists in the dance community and is grateful for the TSV scholarship.
Born in Montreal, Heidi Trudeau grew up in a city where art adorns daily life. Heidi graduated from the professional dance program at the School of Contemporary Dance of Montreal (EDCM). This brought her to meet signature choreographers such as Frédérick Gravel, Manuel Roque, Melanie Demers, Marc Boivin, Sophie Corriveau, and Andrew Harwood. An interpreter with strong kinaesthetic empathy, Heidi shines on stage and in front of the camera. She has a great interest in the strength and complexity of the body, aesthetics, improvisation, spontaneous creation, physical theatre and teaching. Heidi continues to enrich her gestural vocabulary by taking part in several projects, performances, courses and master classes in Paris, New York, Montréal, Vancouver, and Los Angeles. Heidi dances within the artistic and the commercial world. This versatile artist can adapt to different styles and workplaces and is skilled at partner work.