The student Marie-Maxime Ross receives the Hnatyshyn 2019 grant

October 8, 2019 – The student Marie-Maxime Ross, in her third year of training at the École de danse contemporaine de Montréal, has received the prestigious Hnatyshyn Foundation Developing Artist Grant for Contemporary Dance.
In an effort to foster excellence in new talent, this grant assists the most promising young performing artists enrolled in post-secondary educational or training institutions in 2019-2020.
Candidates for the grants must be nominated by their educational institution. Seven grants of $10,000 are awarded annually, one in each of the following performing arts disciplines: Classical music (orchestral instrument); Classical music (piano); Classical vocal performance; Contemporary dance; Jazz performance; Acting (English theatre); Acting (French theatre).
For me, the most important thing is to be able, through dance, to help people rediscover and recentre themselves, because it is dance that really brought me to life. Dancing is a great discipline — allowing us to learn more about ourselves, often accessing parts of ourselves that we thought were lost. We are at our most vulnerable when we pour all that we are into the thing we are most passionate about.” - Marie-Maxime Ross
The EDCM warmly congratulates Marie-Maxime for receiving this grant.
À propos de la Fondation Hnatyshyn
The Hnatyshyn Foundation is a private charity established by the late Right Honourable Ramon John Hnatyshyn, Canada’s twenty-fourth Governor General. The Foundation assists emerging and established artists, in all disciplines, with training and professional development, and promotes the importance of the arts in Canadian society. Its programs are funded by donations from government, other foundations, corporations and individuals. Since it began programming in 2005, The Foundation has provided more than $3.5 million in support of Canadian performing artists, visual artists, and curators
Photo: Maxime Côté | Dancer: Marie-Maxime Ross in a choreography by La Tresse Collective (May 2019)



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