Project Description


Sofia Maita 19, “Lilia Bertelli Scholarship” receives scholarship for Canada’s National Ballet School (Summer course) plus a round-trip ticket from Rome, Italy to Toronto.

Valentina Leali 14, Scholarship to Canada’s National Ballet School (Summer course)

Francesca Pansieri 17, Scholarship Quinte Ballet School of Canada (Summer course)

Elena Dioguardi 19, Scholarship for Steps on Broadway N.Y. and Intensive Ballet Course Vancliffen Arts Foundation.

Nicole Cherico 19, $1,000.00 scholarship for Broadway Bound N.Y.

Letizia Rizzoni 16, $1,000.00, “To Be Discovered scholarship, Los Angeles Intensive Ballet and Contemporary.

Dante Turco 12, $1,000.00 scholarship for Los Angeles Hip Hop Intensive Course

also were awarded to the following:

Julia Pagnini 14
Sara Sabbah 14
Krizia Van der Ham 13
 – honorable mention catagory Pre-Competative
Alessandra Cortesi 15
Marina Todisco 14
Matina Galizzi 14
Filippo Coffano 11
 – winner of the category Pre-Competitive 11-13

Pavlova Scholarships were awarded to

Kazuho Yagi and
Zak Ward of Ontario, Canada.

The Pavlova Scholarship provides tuition for the 2009 Summer Intensive Program of the Pavlova Ballet Academy in Bergamo, Italy in collaboration with the Vancliffen Arts Foundation.

Guest Artists from Canada in the Gala Performance of April 4th, 2009 in Bergamo, Italy were:

Ayumi Uemura 19 From Belleville, Ontario
Kazuho Yagi 16 From Belleville, Ontario
Zak Ward 17 From Belleville, Ontario
Daniela De Agazio 17. From Mississauga, Ontario

For information on the Vancliffen International Ballet Competition for Young Talents and how you may apply to compete in 2010 please email us at:  or contact our Artistic Director at:

All members of the VANCLIFFEN ARTS FOUNDATION are volunteers.  Vancliffen Arts Foundation is a non-profit and charitable organization.

Project Details

  • 5th Edition 2009 of the International Ballet Competition for Young Talents