2017/18 CDP-Training winner, Holden Cole

Chrystal Dance Prize – Training

Supporting emerging dance artists training at international institutions

Dance Victoria announced today three winners in the 2022 Chrystal Dance Prize – Training category and the Arabella and Robert Award for Dance for emerging dance artists. A panel of dance professionals selected the winners through an application process.

Kiana Bell from Vancouver, who is studying ballet and contemporary dance at Joffrey Academy of Ballet in Chicago, Illinois, receives $3,175, with $2,000 awarded from the Chrystal Dance Prize – Training and $1, 175 from the Arabella and Robert Award for Dance. A graduate of the Zurich University of the Arts with a Certificate in Professional Dance, Kiana will use the funds as she enters her second year of studies in the Joffrey Academy Trainee Program.

Isabel Tornqvist from Calgary was awarded $2,000 through the Chrystal Dance Prize – Training. Isabel is working towards her Performing Arts Diploma in Professional Dance from Trinity College London in association with Elmhurst Ballet School and the Birmingham Royal Ballet, United Kingdom.

Robin Butterfield from Victoria was awarded $2,000 through the Chrystal Dance Prize – Training. Robin will graduate this year from the Victoria Academy of Ballet and will use the funds to complete a Certificate in Contemporary Dance in the DART Dance Student Program (DSP) in Berlin, Germany.

The Chrystal Dance Prize is awarded twice annually. The Training category supports emerging western Canadian dance artists continuing their full-time training at an international institution. The Projects category supports independent artists, companies or collectives working on exceptional projects with an international artist (interpreter or choreographer).

Read the media release for additional details about the  2022 CDP – Training winners.

Briana Del Mundo

Guidelines and Application Procedure

The Chrystal Dance Prize – Training supports young dancers completing their training at an international dance institution. The submission period is March 1 – April 15, 2022.

Mikaela Kos

History of the Chrystal Dance Prize

The prize is funded through an annual disbursement from the Chrystal Dance Fund held at the Victoria Foundation. Learn about Dr. Betty “Chrystal” Kleiman and past winners.