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 winter 2019 scholarship recipients:
Shannon May is a Canadian professional dance artist from the small town of Fort St. John in northern British Columbia. Upon graduating high school Shannon moved to Vancouver where she completed the Arts Umbrella Dance Diploma graduate program. Soon after that she moved to the Netherlands to dance as part of the Junior Company Dance in Art under the direction of Martine van Santen and Rianne Keyzer. In 2016 Shannon joined Mystic Ballet, a contemporary dance company in Connecticut, and has danced and performed for the company for the past two years.
Some highlights of Shannon’s career include performing Rianne Keyzer’s Well Tempered in Haarlem, NL, performing as Ursula in Mystic Ballet’s contemporary take on The Little Mermaid and performing as a soloist in Mystic Ballet’s performances of Grab and Splash.
Over the years Shannon has had opportunities to develop her own style and choreography. She was encouraged to create her own movement at Dance in Art and, during her time with Mystic Ballet, she choreographed two full-length pieces on the company for their end of season performances.
Shannon is moving to Vancouver and looks forward to immersing herself once again in the Canadian dance community. She hopes to continue to create her own work and collaborate with other dance artists.
Marina is a contemporary dance artist from Vancouver, BC with a versatile background that has explored the commercial as well as the contemporary dance scene. Her serious training began through Harbour Dance Centre’s Intensive Training Program and then on to the Source Dance Company which she graduated from in July. This past year has been focused on challenging her skills and exploration in contemporary dance through various intensives such as Company 605, Shay Keubler/Radical System Art and Modus Operandi. Marina has recently showcased her choreography through the alternative performance space, Boombox, and is currently continuing her scholarship with EDAM dance facilitated by Peter Bingham.