Each year, other than the past few (due to our renovations and then the pandemic), Les Petits Ballets awards one or more dancer(s) with 'The Dedication to Dance Award'. Founded by former Director of Dance, Eva Zielinski in 1992, the award will be renamed in her name after her retirement, to honour her commitment and her own 'dedication' to the school for over 30 years.
The 'Eva Zielinski Dedication to Dance Award' was created to recognize exceptional commitment to the school and ballet in general. Students honoured with this award demonstrate hard work, determination, perseverance and good work ethics, as well as commitment to participating in school performances and ballet exams.
This year, the Award is being presented to two Les Petits Ballets students, Maya Spanglet in Elementary 4, ⅚ and Melinda Yang in Elementary 7. Congratulations Maya and Melinda!