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.

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.

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. 

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.

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.

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.

Thank You to our Donors in 2020! (as of Dec 9, 2020) 

Benefactors ($1000+)

  • Ninette Babineau
  • Daphne Cruikshanks
  • Janice and Brian Flemming
  • Joan Bears
  • Marion Quinn

Friends ($500+)

  • Robert Geraghty
  • John and Yvonne Keith
  • Leila Kovacevic
  • David Roback
  • Karen Spaulding
  • Catherine Weis

Patrons ($100+)

  • Simone Abbass
  • Lynn Aylward
  • Gerald Beck
  • Harold Crosby
  • Kenneth and Marged Dewar
  • Eleanor Duckworth
  • Darryl Edwards
  • Josef Z Faddoul Limited
  • Marjoire Fanjoy
  • Jeffrey Fish
  • Joann Fitzgerald
  • Peter and Mary Ellen Gurnham
  • Christopher K. Henkelmann
  • Patricia Hines
  • Victoria Hines
  • Adrian Hoffman
  • Trevor Johnson
  • Gerry Johnston
  • Paul and Barbara Kent
  • Cynthia and Frank Lank Nardi
  • Barbara Lounder
  • Breagh MacKinnon
  • Rod and Robin MacLennan
  • Harold McGee
  • Robin Muller
  • Elizabeth Precious
  • Pamela Ritchie
  • Terry Ryan
  • Erin Sparks
  • Valerie Spencer
  • Kris Srivatsa Medical Inc.
  • Susan Stackhouse
  • Kay Stanfield
  • Jacqueline Steudler
  • Lynn Stodola
  • CoraLee Elliott Pugh Testar
  • Margaret Thompson
  • George Waye
  • E. & F. Webber Lakeside Park Ltd.
  • Natalie Wells
  • Joanne Wells
  • Charlotte Wilson-Hammond

Supporters ($5-$99)

  • Molly Allen
  • Haley Anderson
  • Misty Atwell
  • Maria Barreiro
  • Philip Barton
  • Brendan Beck
  • Melissa Berry
  • Gregory Bonnell
  • Stephen Bordl
  • Ben Caunter
  • Jenna Cavanagh
  • Patricia Charlton
  • Jennifer and David Chown
  • Jinlong Cong
  • Jim and Shelagh Cowan
  • Holly Crooks
  • Heather Drysdale
  • Shereef Elkoshairi
  • Carolle Fernando
  • Mylene Fraser
  • Jamie-Lynn Gillis
  • Steven Gillis
  • Jennifer Gillis
  • Abigail Graham
  • Meghan Hardiman
  • Nicole Heelan
  • Johnathon Hines
  • Regan Hines
  • Katrina Honsberger
  • Nicholas Hurshman
  • Ingrid K. Jenkner
  • Michael Johnston
  • Andrew Kwan
  • Paula Langile
  • Denise Lanterman
  • Alex Libbus
  • Carolyn Lowe
  • Deborah Luscumb
  • Nathan MacDonald
  • Pamela Macintosh
  • Maureen and Al Martinez
  • Stephen Mildenberger
  • Joan Montgomerie
  • Janice Naugler
  • Shona Nicolle
  • Keri Ottway
  • Tisha Parker Kemp
  • Kiersten Pianosi
  • Alyssa Pike
  • Dianne Poole
  • Eileen M Porter
  • Rosemary Porter
  • Andrea Pottyondy
  • Andrea Ramia
  • Laurel Rath
  • Rachael Schwartz 
  • Hugh James Sullivan
  • Kurt Swinimer
  • Katie Upham
  • Deborah Vass
  • Monika Wright
  • Michael Yang

 

Thank You to our Donors in 2019! 

Benefactors ($1000+)

  • Ninette Babineau
  • Daphne Cruikshanks
  • Janice and Brian Flemming
  • Margaret and David Fountain
  • Marion Quinn

Friends ($500+)

  • Robert Geraghty
  • David Roback
  • Catherine Weis

Patrons ($100+)

  • Simone Abbass
  • Stephen Archibald
  • Chrisopher Banks
  • Joan Bears
  • Jerome Blais
  • Patricia & Peter Bryson
  • Richard M. Butler
  • Jennifer and David Chown
  • Marcelle Comeau
  • Jane Condon
  • Alana Cormier
  • Holly & Harris Crooks
  • Marge & Kenneth Dewar
  • Peter Dykhuis
  • Carolle Fernando
  • Jeffrey Fish
  • Hon. Myra Freeman
  • Suzanne Gauthier
  • Gordon Hammond
  • Christopher Henkelmann
  • Victoria Hines
  • Trevor Johnson
  • Barbara & Paul Kent
  • Tim Lambert
  • Neil Livingston
  • Stella & Bill Lord
  • Barbara Lounder
  • Leila Kovacevic
  • Linda Hutchison
  • Neal Livingston
  • Barbara Lounder
  • Marilyn MacDonald
  • Susan and Ron Mitton
  • Elizabeth Precious
  • Candice Prior
  • Pamela Ritchie
  • Erin Sparks
  • Linda Sparks
  • Susan Stackhouse
  • Kay Stanfield
  • Jacqueline Steudler
  • Mark Stoddard
  • Jacob Stone
  • Andrew Terris
  • CaroLee Elliot Pugh Testar
  • Karen Traversy
  • Mary Vingoe
  • Charlotte Wilson-Hammond
  • Deb Woolway

 Supporters ($5-$99)

  • Roberta Barker
  • Stephen Bordl
  • Margaretta Brown
  • Ian Campbell
  • Kathy Cawsey
  • Tracy Clements
  • Melanie Connors-Blades
  • Jennifer Coolen
  • Brad Cormier
  • Christine Dean
  • Nanette Dean
  • Jennifer Farrell
  • Joann Fitzgerald
  • Joyce and Eric Fitzgerald
  • Peter Guildford
  • Bill Gullage
  • Edwin Harris
  • Dawn Harwood-Johnes
  • Darcie Huska
  • Ramzi Kawar
  • Megan Koumis
  • Ed Lake
  • Darlene MacDonald
  • Kelli MacDonald
  • Chantal Noel-Levesque
  • Desiree Rees
  • Stephan Richard
  • Barbara Richman
  • Jill Ritchie
  • Sandra Joan Schwartz
  • Ruth Stackhouse
  • Jaime Stanley
  • Lynda Tyler
  • Hanna Wyile
  • Warren Zwicker

All donor information as of December 5, 2019

 

Thank You to our Supporters in 2018!

Benefactors ($1000+)

  • Janice and Brian Flemming
  • Daphne Cruikshanks
  • Ninette Babineau
  • Marion Quinn
  • David Simpson
  • Tietje Zonneveld
  • NSTT Foundation
  • 2011 Canada Games Legacy Fund
  • The Craig Foundation
  • Creative Nova Scotia Leadership Council
  • Dalhousie Music in Medicine Program
  • RBC Foundation - Emerging Artists Project 

Friends ($500+)

  • Judith Grant
  • Robert Geraghty
  • Catherine & John Lazier
  • Catherine Weis
  • Charlotte Wilson-Hammond
  • Susan Wood

Patrons ($100+)

  • Simone Abbass
  • Stephen Archibald
  • Chrisopher Banks
  • Jerome Blais
  • Patricia & Peter Bryson
  • Richard M. Butler
  • Daryl & Bill Chaddock
  • Paule & Kenneth Charbonneau MacInnis
  • Holly Crooks
  • Jessie & Harold Crosby
  • Marge & Kenneth Dewar
  • Peter Dykhuis
  • Myra Freeman
  • Susan Gibson Garvey
  • Peter Guildford
  • Christopher Henkelmann
  • Adrian Hoffman
  • Susan Hunter
  • Trevor Johnson
  • Barbara & Paul Kent
  • Lucille Kerr
  • Leila Kovacevic
  • Linda Hutchison
  • Neal Livingston
  • Barbara Lounder
  • Marilyn MacDonald
  • Robin & Rod MacLellan
  • Frank Metcalf
  • Richard Mueller
  • Elizabeth Precious
  • David Roback
  • Terry Ryan
  • Erin Sparks
  • Valerie Spencer
  • Susan Stackhouse
  • Kay Stanfield
  • Jacqueline Steudler
  • Andrew Terris
  • Margaret Thompson
  • Karen Traversy
  • Carol Von Syberg
  • Webber Lakeside Park Ltd.

 Supporters ($5-$99)

  • Elissa Barnard
  • Margaretta Brown
  • Denise Dolliver
  • Janet Gaskin
  • Isaac Fresia
  • Donna Hargreaves
  • Edwin Harris
  • Dorothy Jackson
  • Sharon MacDonald
  • Breagh MacKinnon
  • Maureen & Al Martinez
  • Andrea McDonald
  • Alexis Milligan
  • Bill Naftel
  • Andrea Pottyondy
  • Kenneth Rockwood
  • CoraLee Elliot Testar
  • Lynda Tyler
  • Michael Yang

Thank You to our Supporters in 2017!

Benefactors ($1000+)

  • Janice and Brian Flemming
  • Ninette Babineau
  • Marion Quinn
  • Tietje Zonneveld
  • NSTT Foundation
  • 2011 Canada Games Legacy Fund
  • The Craig Foundation
  • Creative Nova Scotia Leadership Council
  • Dalhousie Music in Medicine Program
  • RBC Foundation - Emerging Artists Project 

Friends ($500+)

  • Daphne Cruikshanks
  • Catherine Weis

Patrons ($100+)

  • Simone Abbass
  • Stephen Archibald
  • Kathryn Belzer 
  • Chrisopher Banks
  • Richard M. Butler
  • Jerome Blais
  • Jacob Caines
  • Daryl & Bill Chaddock
  • Debora Chandler
  • Harold and Jessie Crosby
  • Shelagh & James Cowan
  • Marc Djokic
  • Peter Dykhuis
  • Myra Freeman
  • Robert Geraghty
  • Peter Guildford
  • Trevor Johnson
  • Paul Kent
  • Lucille Kerr
  • Adrian Hoffman
  • Susan Hunter
  • Barbara Lounder
  • Richard Butler
  • Marilyn MacDonald
  • Roderick &Robin MacLennan
  • Frank Metcalf
  • Jana Miller DeSouza
  • Susan Mitton
  • Bill Naftel
  • Elizabeth Precious
  • Jill Ritchie
  • Rod & Robin MacLennan
  • David Roback
  • Erin Sparks
  • Valerie Spencer
  • Susan Stackhouse
  • Kay Stanfield
  • Andrew Terris
  • Karen Traversy
  • Carol Von Syberg
  • George & Margie Waye
  • Charlotte Wilson-Hammond
  • Metcalf & Company

 Supporters ($5-$99)

  • Christopher Banks
  • Cathy Barkhouse
  • Margaretta Brown
  • Eleanor Duckworth
  • Joann Fitzgerald
  • Isaac Fresia
  • Donna Hargreaves
  • Edwin Harris
  • Dorothy Jackson
  • Neal Livingston
  • Sharon MacDonald
  • Anne MacKinnon
  • Dawn MacNutt
  • Kathie NeuOrgan
  • Mary-Jane O'Halloran
  • Steve Ricketts
  • Kenneth Rockwood
  • Margot Schenk 
  • Ruth Stackhouse
  • Marianne Ward
  • Elvira & Phillip Welch
  • Michael Young

Thank You to our Supporters in 2016!

Benefactors ($1000+)

  • Janice Flemming 
  • Peter Kirby
  • David Simpson
  • Tietje Zonneveld
  • NSTT Foundation
  • 2011 Canada Games Legacy Fund
  • The Craig Foundation
  • Creative Nova Scotia Leadership Council
  • Dalhousie Music in Medicine Program
  • RBC Foundation - Emerging Artists Project 

Friends ($500-$999)

  • Ninette Babineau
  • Martin R. Haase
  • Daphne Cruikshanks
  • Grant Munro
  • Candice Prior
  • David Roback

Patrons ($100- $499)

  • Simone Abbass
  • Stephen Archibald
  • Chrisopher Banks
  • Richard M. Butler
  • Jacob Caines
  • Daryl & Bill Chaddock
  • Harold and Jessie Crosby
  • Kenneth and Marge Dewar
  • Myra Freeman
  • Robert Geraghty
  • Lola Gentile
  • Tom Gerard
  • Judith Grant
  • Peter Guildford
  • Janet Guildford
  • Adrian Hoffman
  • Linda Hutchison
  • Paul and Barbara Kent
  • Lucille Kerr
  • Neal Livingston
  • Lorena MacDonald
  • Harold McGee
  • Marilyn Ann MacDonald
  • Rod and Robin MacLennan
  • Frank Metcalf and Company
  • Gail Morris
  • Annette and Jerry Murphy
  • Bill Naftel
  • Walter Ostrom
  • Elizabeth Prescious
  • Monika G. and Gerry Punke
  • Jill Ritchie
  • Terry Ryan
  • Erin Sparks
  • Valerie Spencer
  • Susan Stackhouse
  • Kay Stanfield
  • Andrew Terris
  • Mary Vingoe
  • Carol VonSyberg
  • George and Margie Waye
  • Cate Weis
  • Charlotte Wilson-Hammond

 Supporters ($5-$99)

  • Jennie Lee Brickenden
  • Margaretta Brown
  • Shelagh and Jim Cowan
  • Joann Fitzgerald
  • Janet Gaskin
  • Ineke Graham
  • Donna Hargreaves
  • Edwin Harris
  • Dorthy Jackson
  • Neal Livingston
  • Mary Lu MacDonald
  • Sharon Mac Donald
  • Teresa MacNeil
  • Kathie NeuOrgan
  • Dani Oore
  • Steve Ricketts
  • Margot Schenk 
  • Ruth Stackehouse
  • Elvira and Phillip Welch
  • Jana Wieder

Thank You to our Supporters in 2015!

Benefactors ($1000+)

  • Janice Flemming 
  • Tietje Zonneveld
  • NSTT Foundation
  • 2011 Canada Games Legacy Fund
  • The Craig Foundation
  • Creative Nova Scotia Leadership Council
  • Dalhousie Music in Medicine Program
  • RBC Foundation - Emerging Artists Project 

Friends ($500-$999)

  • Ninette Babineau
  • Daphne Cruikshanks
  • David Roback
  • David Simpson

Patrons ($100- $499)

  • Simone Abbass
  • Stephen Archibald
  • Jerome Blais
  • Chrisopher Banks
  • Richard M. Butler
  • Daryl & Bill Chaddock
  • Brian Flemming
  • Myra Freeman
  • Robert Geraghty
  • Martin Haase
  • Christopher Henkelmann
  • Adrian Hoffman
  • Linda Hutchison
  • Janice Jackson
  • Paul and Barbara Kent
  • Lucille Kerr
  • Harold McGee
  • Marilyn Ann MacDonald
  • Rod and Robin MacLennan
  • Metcalf and Company
  • Susan Mitton
  • Denise and Evelyn Morris
  • Gail Morris
  • NS Business Inc. recommended by Julia Rivard
  • Walter Ostrom
  • Wayne and Gwen Phillips
  • E. Alex Pierce
  • David Prescious
  • Jill Ritchie
  • Terry Ryan
  • Valerie Spencer
  • Susan Stackhouse
  • Kay Stanfield
  • Carol von Syberg
  • Andrew Terris
  • Margarete Thompson
  • Charlotte Wilson-Hammond

 Supporters ($5-$99)

  • Christopher L. Banks
  • Sandra and Darrell Carmichael
  • Barbara Cochrane
  • Margot Dionne
  • Katherine Flynn
  • Janet Gaskin
  • Elvira Gonnella Welch
  • Edwin Harris
  • Elizabeth Huxtable
  • Dorothy E. Jackson
  • Ingrid Jenkner
  • Neal Livingston
  • Mary Lu MacDonald
  • Sharon MacDonald
  • Marie A. MacInnes
  • Ryan MacLeod
  • Teresa MacNeil
  • Dawn MacNutt
  • Bill Naftel
  • Elinor Nicoll
  • Judith G. Outhouse
  • Diane Palmeter
  • Errol Pierce
  • M. George Punke
  • Kenneth Rockwood
  • Margot E. Schenk
  • Valerie Spencer
  • Ruth Stackhouse
  • Mary Vingoe
  • James and Judith Williams

Thank You to our Supporters in 2014!

Benefactors ($1000+)

  • Ninette Babineau
  • Janice Flemming 
  • Munro Grant
  • Tietje Zonneveld
  • immediaC
  • Norex.ca 
  • 2011 Canada Games Legacy Fund
  • Creative Nova Scotia Leadership Council
  • Dalhousie Music in Medicine Program
  • RBC Foundation - Emerging Artists Project 

Friends ($500-$999)

  • Daphne Cruikshanks
  • Martin and Florence Haase 
  • David and Patricia Simpson
  • Charlotte Wilson-Hammond

Patrons ($100- $499)

  • Simone Abbass
  • Carol Beatty
  • Richard M. Butler
  • Sandra & Darrell Carmichael
  • Daryl & Bill Chaddock
  • Harold & Jessie Crosby
  • Andrea Dymond
  • Peter Dykuis
  • Nancy Fairburn Archibald
  • Mayann E. Francis
  • Barbara & Ted Fraser
  • Myra Freeman
  • Suzanne Gauthier
  • Robert Geraghty
  • Mary Ellen & Peter Gurnham
  • Adrian Hoffman
  • Linda Hutchison
  • Lucille Kerr
  • Catherine Lazier
  • Neal Livingston
  • Mary MacLachlan
  • In Memory of Nancy Edell
  • Harold McGee
  • M. George Punke
  • E. Alex Pierce
  • Jill Ritchie
  • David Roback
  • Susan Stackhouse
  • Carol von Syberg
  • Deborah Woolway

 Supporters ($5-$99)

  • Christopher L. Banks
  • Wayne F. Boucher
  • Patricia Bryson
  • Shelagh & James Cowan
  • Margot Dionne
  • Thomas Fitzgerald
  • Mary Jennifer Grout
  • Edwin C. Harris
  • Dorothy E. Jackson
  • Paul Kent
  • Wendy MacIntosh
  • Mary MacMurray Pigot
  • Elinor Nicoll
  • Diane Palmeter
  • Kenneth Rockwood
  • Valerie Spencer
  • Ruth Stackhouse
  • Lawyer's Insurance Assotiation

Thank You to our Supporters in 2013!

Benefactors ($1000+)

  • 2011 Canada Games Legacy Fund
  • The Craig Foundation
  • Creative Nova Scotia Leadership Council
  • Dalhousie Music in Medicine Program
  • RBC Foundation - Emerging Artists Project
  • Norex.ca
  • Tietje Zonnefeld
  • Janice Flemming 

Friends ($500-$999)

  • TD Bank
  • Martin and Florence Haase 

Patrons ($100- $499)

  • Ninette Babineau
  • Paul F. Campbell
  • Daryl & Bill Chaddock
  • Harold & Jessie Crosby
  • Kenneth C. Dewar
  • Barbara & Ted Fraser
  • Darrel Freeman
  • Robert Geraghty
  • Anne & Craig Hillis
  • Adrian Hoffman
  • Leila Kovacevic
  • Catherine Lazier
  • Roderick & Robin MacLennan
  • Carole McDougall
  • Harold McGee
  • Susan Mitton
  • William Naftel
  • Gwyneth & Wayne Philips
  • Candice J. Prior
  • M. George Punke
  • Susan A. Ritcey
  • Jill Ritchie
  • Sheila Stevenson
  • Candace Stevenson
  • Carol von Syberg
  • Charlotte Wilson-Hammond

 Supporters ($5-$99)

  • Dan & Gail Avery
  • Caroline Bonner
  • Susan Bricker
  • Richard M. Butler
  • Marguerite Dionne
  • Eleanor R. Duckworth
  • Jacqueline Harmer
  • Dorothy E. Jackson
  • Ingrid K. Jenkner
  • Paul Kent
  • William Douglas Kirby
  • Marie A. MacInnes
  • Teresa MacNeil
  • Jim Mustard
  • Elinor Nicoll
  • Gay Osler
  • Ruth Stackhouse
  • Cheryl Tissington
  • Philippa Verrier

Contact Us

Nova Scotia Talent Trust
P.O. Box 575
Halifax, NS B3J 2R7
Phone: 902-492-6801

director@nstalenttrust.ns.ca (Executive Director)
scholarship@nstalenttrust.ns.ca  (Scholarship Program Coordinator)
 

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