Scholarship Recipient News

Samuel Kim - 2013 Recipient

Saturday, September 3, 2016

Graduated from Douglas College School of Music, Samuel is a music composer, producer, and audio engineer and has started a company that provides services for original music composition and post audio for film, TV, media, and games. In August 2015, he was given the opportunity to be the assistant to Daniel Ingram, a multi-award winning composer/songwriter and has worked alongside with many of the industry’s leading and talented artists. Samuel is grateful for his opportunity and hopes to make more connection in the music industry. He is currently a music composer for film, television, and Youtube creators and served a life-changing mission trip to the Middle East.

Carleena Britch - 2008 Recipient

Friday, September 2, 2016


Carlena was a contestant and finished in the Top 14 for So You Think You Can Dance Canada’s Season 4. She is a three time scholarship recipient from Monsters of Hip Hop, and has battled in both hip hop & locking all over North America. She was the lead dancer in Disney’s Camp Rock 2: The Final Jam. Since then, she’s danced for artists such as Michael Buble in his “Just Haven’t Met You Yet” music video, Heatwave’s “Bad Girl” music video, & YTV Star Victoria Duffield’s “Shut Up & Dance” music video choreographed by Luther Brown. She has also choreographed and performed for Coca Cola during the 2010 Winter Olympics. Most recently, Carlena’s doors have opened even further as she starred as an actress and dancer in the upcoming feature Nickelodeon film, Rags. 

Shayna Virginillo - 2012 Recipient

Thursday, May 26, 2016

Shayna Virginillo receives 2016 Tullio Cedraschi Award

During this year’s graduation ceremony, Tullio Cedraschi, former member of the Board of Directors and longstanding Governor, presented the award that bears his name to two graduating students: Shayna Virginillo (Acting, 2016) and Frédéric Sasseville-Painchaud (Mise en scène, 2016).

The award was established in 2007 by Tullio Cedraschi in order to acknowledge students who best exemplify the mission of the National Theatre School of Canada.

The recipient of the award for the English section, Shayna Virginillo, was chosen by Gideon Arthurs, CEO, Alisa Palmer, Artistic Director of the English section, in consultation with faculty members.

Here is what Alisa Palmer had to say about this year’s recipient of the Tullio Cedraschi Award for the English section:

“Shayna has carved a unique path in her pursuit of artistic excellence; a path characterized by profound courage in the face of obstacles, both external and internal, and a steadfast attunement to the wellbeing of others. She is both a unifying force among colleagues, and an advocate for wellness and open communication. Her open heart, mind and deep sensitivity to a breathtaking range of voices are manifest in her work, where she has achieved a high level of artistic excellence while embodying the finest professional standards. Shayna will continue to inspire those around her with her commitment to empathy, dignity, kindness and hard work as core to artistic excellence.”

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