Society of Russian Ballet Awards

This page is under construction. For further information about our awards please contact the Society’s Manager.

 

Society of Russian Ballet Awards

The Society of Russian Ballet presents awards to students who display outstanding technical merit and exceptional artistic development in the Vaganova style. Following the annual examination season, members of the Society’s Examining Committee put the names of potential recipients forward for consideration for each of our three awards:

  • The Marijan Bayer Award – for students in Levels Pre-Elementary through Pre-Professional
  • The Nesta Toumine Memorial Award – for students in Levels Five through Eight
  • The Ann Vanderheyden Memorial Award – for students in Levels Primary through Four

The Marijan Bayer Award

Information coming soon.

 

The Nesta Toumine Memorial Award

Nesta Toumine was a charter member and examiner for the Society of Russian Ballet. She was a Canadian-born dancer, who performed with the prestigious Ballet Russe de Monte Carlo. In the early 1960’s Madame Toumine started the first professional Canadian ballet company in Ottawa called the Classical Ballet Concert Group of Ottawa. Numerous former students have continued on to highly visible positions in the Canadian and international dance community. This memorial award was created after Madame Toumine passed in 1966.

For further information about the life of Nesta Toumine may be found in Canadian Dance: Visions and Stories edited by Selma Landen Odom and Mary Jane Warner

 

The Ann Vanderheyden Memorial Award

Information coming soon.

 

 

Society of Russian Ballet Award Winners:

Year

  Dancer   Award   Teacher

2018

  Lily Burdett   Ann Vanderheyden   Katherine Clarke

2018

  Maggie Oates-Johnson   Marijan Bayer   Leica Hardy

2018

  Mollie Oates-Johnson   Nesta Toumine   Leica Hardy

2018

  Paige Britton   Nesta Toumine   Laura Dacyshyn

2017

  Matthew Skradski   Ann Vanderheyden   Audra Grierson

2016

  Ava Rizcallah   Nesta Toumine   Loni Kenny

2016

  Keegan McIntosh   Marijan Bayer   Carol Jedidi

2016

  Keenan Oliver   Ann Vanderheyden   Alicia Clavette

2015

  Ellen Peng   Nesta Toumine   Nancy Greyeyes

2015

  Emma Ouellet   Marijan Bayer   Victoria Carter

2013

  Sarah Snider   Nesta Toumine   Jane Pound

2011

  Aidan Grierson   Nesta Toumine   Audra Grierson

2010

  Julia Kinahan   Nesta Toumine   Merle Adam

2010

  Lauren MacEachern   Nesta Toumine   Mariella Belleza

2010

  Sara Campitelli   Nesta Toumine   Sharon Ralston

2010

  Veronica Chiarelli   Nesta Toumine   Ewa Zielinski

2008

  Victoria Ward   Nesta Toumine   Ewa Zielinski

2006

  Valerie Saija   Nesta Toumine   Irina Egorova

2004

  Hannah Mae Cruddas   Nesta Toumine   Leica Hardy

2003

  Fiona Morrison   Nesta Toumine   Denise Vitali

2003

  Ivana Casic   Nesta Toumine   Rajka Kupesic

2003

  Laura Suppa   Nesta Toumine   Sharon Ralston

2001

  Angel Jutzi   Nesta Toumine   Donna Bender

2000

  Amanda Murphy   Nesta Toumine   Merle Adam

1999

  Chalice Valeriano   Nesta Toumine   Vitek Wincza

1998

  Courtney Nelson   Nesta Toumine   Irina Egorova

1998

  Tiffany Mosher   Nesta Toumine   Leica Hardy

 

Nesta Toumine, ca. 1949