25 July 2022 09:26

SunDance 2022 RAD Scholarship Winner Announced!

Congratulations to Eden Robichaud of Nova Scotia, who was the RAD Scholarship recipient at this year's SunDance!

Eden Robichaud (centre) with Clare Merchant Andreou, RAD Examiner from Cyprus (left), and Deborah Lundmark, SunDance and CCDT Artistic Director (right).

Eden was awarded $1,000, which recognized her inspiring dedication and hard work demonstrated throughout the three week summer intensive. As part of Program A, Eden was presented with the prize at the conclusion of the Friday evening Showcase, where dancers gave brilliant performances, highlighting their work with SunDance faculty, Clare Merchant Andreou (Ballet), Colin Connor (Modern), and Ryan Lee (Improvisation & Composition).

In association with the Canadian Contemporary Dance Theatre (CCDT), SunDance is the only summer intensive in the world to combine both RAD ballet and Limón modern.

As part of the SunDance experience, dancers were also taught by Lindsay Storms (Progressing Ballet Technique), who uses the body-conditioning and strengthening program to help improve on the dancers' technique.

Thank you to all who made SunDance 2022 a summer to remember, including dancers from the B and C programs, who showcased their ballet, character, modern, flamenco, and jazz highlights in an earlier afternoon performance.