DEVELOPING ARTISTS GRANTS
2007 Grant Recipient
French Theatre Winner
Claudiane Ruelland is a 23-year-old theatre acting student from Quebec City. A graduate of the École secondaire de Neufchâtel and the Cégep de Sainte-Foy, she has just completed her second year of drama studies at the Conservatoire d'art dramatique de Québec. She will be starting her final year in the three-year acting program in the fall of 2007.
Says André Jean, Director of the Conservatoire d'art dramatique de Québec, " From the very start of her training Ms. Ruelland distinguished herself because of the authenticity, humanity and depth that she brought to her roles despite her relatively young age. She is a true artist who approaches her characters from the inside, adding her own touches of colour. All her teachers are impressed with her versatility; - she handles comedy, drama, classical text and contemporary work with equal ease."
The members of the Hnatyshyn Foundation jury - Guy Mignault, Brigitte Haentjens and Maurice Arsenault - praised Claudiane's sensitivity, emotional authenticity and measured performance. "She handles classical text very well without overplaying it. Good understanding of the role. Believable and restrained in her acting. She is certainly an actress who will go far."