Monday, August 27, 2018

A Postcard from the Summer Ballet Intensive at the NBS

Summer is the time when most of us expect students to be doing anything but studying. We figure they’re busy with summer jobs, spending time at the beach, hanging out with their friends, and making the most of that brief, magical couple of months when school is out.

Olivia MacLean and her colleagues at the National Ballet School.
It can be a whole other world for arts students. For them, summer is the time for intensives, art residencies and master classes. School is most definitely in.

This summer we got a lovely summer greeting from Olivia MacLean, who received a Talent Trust scholarship to attend a four-week Summer Intensive at Canada’s National Ballet School (NBS) in Toronto.

This isn't a casual thing — students need an invitation from NBS to attend, after passing an audition during the Fall/Winter National Audition Tour. Approximately 175 students attend the summer session each July.

In the photos below we see Olivia with teachers Lin Zhou (left) and Carina Bomers.

Olivia MacLean and NBS teacher Lin Zhou.  Olivia MacLean and NBS teacher Carina Bomers.

We were delighted to follow Olivia’s progress over her summer studies and look forward to see what she does next.

This story originally appeared in the Talent Trust August newsletter. Click here to subscribe!

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