Investing in Tomorrow’s Performers
Arctic Ocean by Jill Connell (Peter Dwyer Scholarship recipient and National Theatre School Student, Playwriting, 2011). Photo: © Maxime Côté
Artist Profiles and Success Stories
“All modesty aside, I can assure you that you have truly invested in fertile ground for artistic creation. I live and breathe the performing arts!”
Maxime Béliveau, student, National Theatre School of Canada, Montreal
After their studies, many students of Canada’s National Ballet School and National Theatre School go on to have successful careers, performing for Canadians on stages across the country. But first they must go through an intense program of study with long hours that make it difficult to hold part-time jobs to earn tuition money. The Canada Council’s Peter Dwyer Scholarships are awarded annually to the most promising students at the National Ballet School ($10,000) and the National Theatre School ($10,000). For students like Maxime Béliveau, the scholarship can have a tremendous impact.