DEVELOPING ARTISTS GRANTS
2010 Grant Recipient
Classical Ballet Winner
Danielle Gould is a 17-year-old student who will be undertaking a full-time program at the Goh Ballet Academy of Vancouver, where she has been training since 2008. Ms Gould completed the Advanced 2 Ballet Examination of the Royal Academy of Dance with outstanding results and has received recognition in both local and international competitions. She has been chosen to perform solo or principal roles in numerous productions, and has qualified for such programs as the Vancouver Ballet Society Scholarship Seminar; Boston Ballet Centre for Dance Education Summer School; Pacific Northwest Ballet Summer School, Seattle; and the Genee International Ballet Competition, London.
The jury for classical ballet included: Andrea Boardman, La La La Human Steps, Montreal; Bengt J÷rgen, Artistic Director & CEO, Ballet J÷rgen Canada |George Brown Dance, Toronto; and Grant Strate, choreographer, teacher, mentor, Vancouver.
In adjudicating Ms Gould's performance submissions, the jury commended her fresh and easy approach to classical ballet, with clean and expressive leg actions, beautiful artistry and physicality, and the ability to express her movement effortlessly, yet with a solid technique. She was judged to possess all the ingredients of a promising classical dancer.