DEVELOPING ARTISTS GRANTS
2009 Grant Recipient
Contemporary Dance Winner
Kim Henry is a 22-year-old contemporary dancer from Terrebonne, Quebec. A graduate of Collège Andre-Grasset, She has received six years of dance training and will enter her second year in the Professional Program at L'école de danse comtemporaine de Montréal.
According to Lucie Boissinot, Artistic Director, LADMMI, "We see in Kim Henry an extremely promising contemporary dance performer. She possesses both a natural sense of movement and a very acute artistic sense and at LADMMI she stands out on several levels. One of her teachers wrote: "Great work, great consistency! Wonderful discipline, perseverance and a splendid autonomy! Dazzling progress! We can already foresee the dancer that you will become in the course of your next two years of training. Bravo!"
The Hnatyshyn Foundation contemporary dance jury, composed of Peggy Baker, Gerry Morita and Tedd Robinson, praised Kim's grounding, intensity and daring. "She has the least amount of years of training with the greatest potential to become a professional dancer."