2016 Recipients


Award for Outstanding Ballet Solo - awarded to a dancer showing the greatest potential in classical ballet.  Aimee Jones, “Waltz from Les Sylphides”, Victoria Academy of Ballet

Spirit of Dance Trophy (group) - awarded to a ballet group of any age showing the greatest joy in performance. “Homage”, Pacific Dance Centre

Spirit of Dance Trophy (solo) - awarded to a ballet soloist of any age showing the greatest joy in performance.  Mya Goodmanson, “Dreamscape”, Pacific Dance Centre

Wynne Shaw Trophy - awarded to the most expressive and musical ballet group at the junior or intermediate level, demonstrating a strong ballet technique. This could include demi-character, character or interpretive dance. “Madeline”, Pacific Dance Centre

Patricia Taylor Trophy - awarded to a junior, intermediate or senior solo or group in ballet, demonstrating strong technique and outstanding artistry. “Valse Luminescents”, Victoria Academy of Ballet

Vivian Briggs Ballet Trophy – awarded to a dancer of any age showing superb technique, musicality and pleasing presentation in Ballet. Mattea Cady, “Premier Pas”, Pacific Dance Centre

Toes ‘N’ Taps Gift Certificate – awarded to an outstanding performer in Ballet. Fiona O’Brian, “Valse d’ete”, Wendy Steen Mitchell Dance

Ellswear Gift Certificate – awarded to a young promising dancer in Ballet or Contemporary. Brenna Metzmeier, “Laurencia Variation”, Victoria Academy of Ballet

Young Adult Trophy for Ballet – for excellence in Ballet, 19 years and up. Kei Hirozane, “Lilac Fairy (The Sleeping Beauty)”, Victoria Academy of Ballet

Ballet Rose Bowl - awarded to the most outstanding presentation in ballet, at the junior, intermediate or senior level. “Degas Etudiants”, Victoria Academy of Ballet


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