Maria Lewis Memorial Bursary

Maria Lewis beloved Vancouver born dancer/teacher, Maria had a notable career with the National Ballet of Canada, the Montreal Ballet, and on various television shows. On her return to Vancouver she established the Maria Lewis Ballet Ensemble in 1969. She took over Ballet Horizons and established a new company named Pacific Ballet Theatre. The company grew to semi professional regional status. Her Pacific Ballet Theatre became known as Ballet British Columbia in 1985. The CDTA B.C, BRANCH is so very fortunate to have a legacy from Ms. Lewis and thus the start of an annual bursary to be awarded to a Senior Ballet Student.

The Bursary is in the amount of $500.00 and will be awarded to a Senior Ballet Students annually. To qualify student must have taken the grade four CDTA ballet examinations (or equivalent) receiving the mark of highly commended or honours. Student must be taking a minimum of two ballet lessons a week. Information regarding extra study is most welcome. Maximum age requirement is 18. Bursary to be awarded at the CDTA B.C. Branch 70th anniversary celebration. Submission must be in by September 2019.

To be considered for this bursary please submit the following shown below.
Phone Number: Home cell
Dance History: Submit on separate sheet of paper with above information.
Two letters of recommendation: One letter must be from a CDTA, B.C. Branch member.
Please submit to: Alison Cowan, 4523 Montrose St. Port Alberni, B.C. V9Y1M8