Society of Russian Ballet Awards

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 1996.

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

  Name

  Award

  Teacher

2021

  Zoë Mitchell

  Marijan Bayer

  Victoria Carter

2021

  Tatyana Meijor

  Marijan Bayer

  Victoria Carter

2021

  Bryce Cooper

  Marijan Bayer

  Irina Egorova

2020

  Ken Greenough

  Ann Vanderheyden

  Janie Lacelle

2019

  Ashlyn Walton

  Marijan Bayer

  Victoria Carter

2019

  Emily Berlinghoff

  Marijan Bayer

  Irina Egorova

2019

  Sydney Demmings

  Ann Vanderheyden

  Courtney Earle

2019

  Presley Little

  Marijan Bayer

  Natalie Sebastian

2018

  Lily Burdett

  Ann Vanderheyden

  Katherine Clarke

2018

  Maggie Oates-Johnson

  Nesta Toumine

  Leica Hardy

2018

  Mollie Oates-Johnson

  Marijan Bayer

  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

2012

  Hayley Wilton

  Marijan Bayer

  Victoria Carter

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