Chihiro Nukuto, Devon Snell in Sunrise: Louis Laberge-Côté © Cylla von Tiedemann

The Scholarship is a merit-based award given to a deserving student going into their final year of study and is the equivalent to one-half of one year’s tuition.

The winner of this year’s Scholarship is Chihiro Nukuto.

Remarks from the panel included:

Chihiro’s application showed maturity and thoughtfulness, and the panel was attracted to Chihiro’s dedication to her craft, her professional development, and her honest self-assessment. She is curious, investigative, and pro-active in preparing for her future career in dance. Chihiro leads by example every day in her artistic practice. She is a truly wonderful dancer and makes “magic” on stage.