Shanice Skinner

Shanice, a soprano born in New Glasgow, Nova Scotia, graduated from Wilfrid Laurier University with an Honours Bachelor of Music in Vocal Performance in 2017.

 

Shanice was Nova Scotia’s alto selection for the 2014 National Youth Choir, and soprano for the 2016 National Youth Choir tour in Alberta. She won the Talent Trust Portia White award in 2016, and received a scholarship in 2018 to continue her voice studies.

Lee Yuen-Rapati

Lee received the Talent Trust 2011 Canada Games Award in 2017, the year he began the MA Typeface Design program at the University of Reading in the UK, which is considered by many in the design industry as the best in the world. 

 

He completed his Bachelor of Interdisciplinary Design at NSCAD University, where he taught as a guest lecturer for two years prior to beginning his MA.

Charley Young

Born in Alberta, Charley moved to Nova Scotia to pursue her BFA at NSCAD University. She received the Charlotte Wilson-Hammond/Visual Arts Nova Scotia Award and the Lieutenant Governor Award. 

 

Charley is a practing artist who teaches drawing and printmaking at NSCAD University and Mount Allison University in New Brunswick.

 

 

Ian Parsons

Ian received Talent Trust scholarships to pursue studies in dance. He trained at the Maritime Conservatory of Performing Arts in Halifax, then attended Canada’s National Ballet School.

 

Ian began teaching ballet after touring with CATS in 2013, and relocated from London, UK back to Canada three years later. 

Devin Huang

Devin began playing piano in 2013 at the age of seven, and has won both awards and competitions since then.

 

He was the 2017 recipient of the first ever Gordon Murray rising Star Award, and one of the winners of the 2017/18 Chebucto Symphony Orchestra Concerto Competition, an honour which gave him the opportunity to perform with the Orchestra in the spring of 2018.

Luciana Fernandes

Luciana received the 2011 Canada Games Young Artist of Excellence Award in 2016. She completed her undergrad at Dalhousie University, then relocated to British Columbia to pursue her MFA in directing at UBC.

 

Luciana returned to Halifax in 2018 to participate in Neptune Theatre’s Chrysalis Project, which provides practical experience and mentorship to emerging theatre artists.

  • Arts Nova Scotia

    The Nova Scotia Talent Trust recognizes the support of Arts Nova Scotia. We are pleased to work in partnership with the province to develop and promote our cultural resources for all Nova Scotians.

  • Nova Scotia - Communities, Culture and Heritage

    The Nova Scotia Talent Trust recognizes the support of the Department of Communities, Culture and Heritage. We are pleased to work in partnership with the province to develop and promote our cultural resources for all Nova Scotians.

  • Support4Culture

    The Nova Scotia Talent Trust recognizes the support of Support 4 Culture Program. We are pleased to work in partnership with the province to develop and promote our cultural resources for all Nova Scotians.

  • RBC - Emerging Artists

    Thank You to RBC - Emerging Artists Program for their ongoing support through the Special RBC Emerging Artists Award and support of individual scholarships.

  • Pavia

    We are thankful for the catering support of Pavia Gallery and Coffee Shop at the Central Library. Pavia helps us make our Special Awards Ceremony a success. Thank you Victoria Foulger and Christopher Webb. 

  • Code + Mortar (former Norex.ca)

    Thank You to Code + Mortar for their generous in-kind support of $15,000 to develop our online application system in 2013 and their ongoing maintenance support.

  • immediaC

    Thank You to immediaC for their in-kind contribution of $2,499 towards the new NSTT website and their ongoing web support since 2008.

  • Open Door Property Management

    Thank you to the partners of Open Door Property Management Lorena MacDonald, Leila Kovacevic, and Parker Deighan. Their sponsorship supports our Scholarship Fund. 

    Open Door Property Management's contribution was matched through the artsVest matching sponsorship program. 

  • Halifax

    Thank you Halifax for your support through a Community Grant to give the Talent Trust new colours. Without you we wouldn't have been able to re-brand the Talent Trust in 2017. 

  • Dalhousie University - Music in Medicine

    Thank You to Dalhousie University - Music in Medicine,  Dalhousie HEALS Program for supporting the NSTT Portia White Award through the annual Portia White Gala Concert. 

  • Debut Atlantic

    Thank You to Debut Atlantic for supporting us by sharing their office space. 

  • Visual Arts Nova Scotia

    Thank You to Visual Arts Nova Scotia for their ongoing support of the Charlotte Wilson-Hammond/VANS Award.

  • Music Nova Scotia

    Thank You to Music Nova Scotia for their ongoing support of the Chico Berardi Award.

  • Theatre Nova Scotia

    Thank You to Theatre Nova Scotia for their ongoing support of the Special Theatre Nova Scotia Award.

  • Business for the Arts

    Thank you for strengthening arts and culture in Canada by building partnerships between the private and cultural sector.

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