Chrystal Dance Prize

Dance Victoria Supports International Collaboration

The Chrystal Dance Prize is awarded twice annually in two categories. The Projects award for independent dance artists supports exceptional projects with an international artist (choreographer or interpreter). The Training award supports emerging western Canadian dance artists continuing their full-time training at an international institution. Learn about past award recipients here.

Projects applications: due in October annually
Training applications: due April annually

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The Chrystal Dance Prize is generated from a substantial bequest made by Dr. Betty “Chrystal” Kleiman. The prize is funded through an annual disbursement of the Chrystal Dance Fund held at the Victoria Foundation. A committee of dance professionals is assembled each year to select the prize recipients.

Questions? Email [email protected]

Ballet class warmup at DD2015

CDP - Training | 2020/21 Guidelines

The Chrystal Dance Prize - Training supports young dancers completing their training at an international dance institution. The submission deadline was April 15, 2021.

Adrian de Leeuw, winner 2017 Chrystal Dance Prize emerging

CDP - Training | 2020/21 Application

Online submissions for 2020/21 Chrystal Dance Prize - Training are now closed.

Vanessa Goodman & Belinda McGuire in The Other Half. Photo: Ben Didier

CDP - Projects | 2020/21 Guidelines and Application Procedure

2020/21 Chrystal Dance Prize - Projects winners have been announced. Applications are not currently being accepted.

Ralph Escamillon. Photo: David Cooper

CDP - Projects | 2020/21 Application

2020/21 Chrystal Dance Prize - Projects winners have been announced. Applications are not currently being accepted.

Chrystal Kleiman

History and Previous Winners

The Chrystal Dance Prize is named for Dr. Betty "Chrystal" Kleiman whose bequest to the Victoria Foundation in 2009 created the prize that Dance Victoria awards on an annual basis.

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Questions?

If you have questions about your submission, email Dance Victoria Executive Producer Stephen White at [email protected]

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