Pino Gravina Memorial Award and Sequins Plus Awards
Pictured above is Jessica Maracle, Miss Jennifer and Alysaa Winter
The Pino Gravina award was created in memory of Miss Jennifer's late husband. It is awarded every year to 2 - 3 students who have worked hard, shown consistently good work ethic and determination - qualities that exemplified who Pino was as a person. The 2018 recipients of this award are Jessica Maracle and Alyssa Winter.
Pictured above are Lauren Anderson and Miss Jennifer
Pictured above are Vanessa Moussa-Kawar and Miss Jennifer
The Sequins plus award is generously donated by Sequins Plus in Oshawa to be presented to dancers that the staff feel are deserving. The 2018 recipients of this award
are Lauren Anderson and Vanessa Moussa-Kawar.
In addition to the above the studio also awards dancers for "Outstanding Potential" and "Most Improved" at the June year end recital. The teachers are asked to provide names of students that they felt were deserving of recognition.
This years recipients are as follows:
Mia Barrileros, Marseilles Bennett, Danica Della Motta, Chelsea Edgerton, Lacey Fountain, Talitha Gibbes, Laana Gomes, Nicole Gonzales, Aubrey-Jean Jenereaux,
Maeve Mahoney, Sadie Maruyama, Kendra Mendez, Selena Palma, Sofia Philip, Spencer Ross, Elle Senior, Hannah Taylor and Anne Xu.
Syerra Amores, Kate Anderson, Ava Andreadis, Claire Archer, Marissa Biswas, Janiyah Bosse-Mark, Lena Bunn,
Isabelle Coulthard, Hanna Della Motta, Sarah Dover, Justin Giles, Rachel Kooy, Natasha Moussa-Kawar, Esperenz Nazareth, Gracie Nolan and Sam Uiga.
The studio was also able to provide scholarships to dancers for the Breaking Bounds Summer Intensive and Fall Intensive.
This years recipients are:
Breaking Bounds - Summer Intensive
Rachel Bennett, Alexa Campkin, Kayley DeJager, Sabrina D'Orazio, Shaye Kimura, Shae MacNeil, Jessica Maracle,
Rya Schwass, Kiera Smith and Erika Williamson
Breaking Bounds - Fall Intensive
Kate Anderson, Claire Archer, Hailey Barrett, McKenzie Carter, Emma Della Motta, Jayna Hefford, Sophie Lauzon,
Natalie Malyjasiak, Caitlyn Sanderson, Malaia Seymour, Sam Uiga, Maya Wright, Tia Wright and Anita Zheng.
Upon completion of the B.A.T.D. examinations, the examiner may choose to select students to attend scholarship classes when outstanding results have been obtained. These students will participate in the classes held at the B.A.T.D. National Conference in Toronto. The following students have been recognized and will be attending:
Sarah Dover (Snr Tap), Jean Godinho (Jnr Ballet), Victoria Gravina (Snr Ballet), Shae MacNeil (Jnr Ballet), Emily Romeo (Jnr Ballet), Caitlyn Sanderson (Snr Ballet),
Eve Schmeichel (Snr Ballet), Kiera Smith (Snr Ballet), Kelsey Wakely (Snr Ballet) and Tia Wright (Snr Ballet).
Way to go girls - you should be very proud of your accomplishments!