Thursday, December 1, 2016

Ballet dancer Hannah Mae Cruddas is performing in The Nutcracker Dec 9-18, 2016

Hannah Mae Cruddas (Screen Shot: Symphony NS website)
The Nutcracker is back in town from
December 9 - 18 
at the 
Rebbeca Cohn Auditorium in Halifax

Bernhard Gueller, conductor
Halifax Dance
Mermaid Theatre of Nova Scotia
Dancers from Ballet Jörgen:
- Junior Gaspar Caballero
- Hannah Mae Cruddas (winner of the 2007 NSTT/Lieutenant Governor's Award)
- Adrián Ramírez Juarez
- Ayva Rossouw-Holland

Tchaikovsky: The Nutcracker

Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Dancers Georgia Skinner and Vivika Ballard at the Bus Stop Theatre, Dec 2-3, 2016


Friday Dec 2 at 8 p.m. 
Saturday Dec 3 at 2 + 8 p.m.
at Bus Stop Theatre, Halifax

From their website:
B Side is a new, cutting edge urban and contemporary dance show performed and choreographed by Georgia Skinner, Olivia Aubrecht, and Vivika Ballard featuring choreography by the Coast's Best Of 2016 gold winning choreographer Alexis Cormier and sound by Jacob Ballard. Filled with powerful imagery, creative exploration, and commitment to the craft, the artists featured in this performance invite you to attend an evening of exciting new work!

Georgia Skinner and Vivika Ballard are former NSTT Scholarship recipients. 

Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Whole Lives Holiday Afternoon of Celebration with India Gailey, Katie Cochrane and NSTT Chair Adrian Hoffman

Chautauqua Atlantic has invited the Nova Scotia Talent Trust to be a part of their launch at the Whole Lives Holiday - An Afternoon of Celebration

An Afternoon of Celebration 
will happen on 
November 26, 2016 
from 1- 5 p.m. at the
Bella Rose Arts Centre, Halifax

Adrian Hoffman, Chair NSTT will give a talk at 2 p.m. and
NSTT Scholarship recipients India Gailey, cello and Katie Cochrane, musical theatre will perform.

We thank Chautauqua Atlantic for including us in their celebration.

This afternoon will the the launch of their project for 2017:
Chautauqua Atlantic and Bedford Players have partnered in joining others commemorating the 100th Anniversary of the Halifax Explosion. Local award winning playwright, Karen Waterfield, brings her play “Isabella” to life through the Bedford Players in presenting a series of 5 additional Mini-Dramas during 2017 through the Chautauqua Talks and Entertainment program.

Portia White Gala Concert Nov 25, 2016 with Allison Angelo, soprano

Allison Angelo to perform at the 

Portia White Award Gala Concert on

November 25, 2016 at 7:30 p.m. at

Faith Tabernacle Church in Halifax (corner of Summit Street and Windsor)

Get your tickets of $15 each today at Eventbrite:

Proceeds will support NSTT's Portia White Award.

Monday, November 21, 2016

Reeny Smith wins African Nova Scotian Artist of the Year

Reeny Smith (
Congratulations Reeny for winning 2016 African Nova Scotian Artist of the Year!

Reeny Smith is a talented, emerging artist from North Preston, Nova Scotia and has been singing and playing the piano since the age of five. 

Reeny was selected for the Portia White Award for Excellence in Vocal Performance in 2011, along with a scholarship from the Nova Scotia Talent Trust recognizing her 
outstanding musical attributes.

She has recently opened..... 

Find more information about Reeny on her website at

Sunday, November 20, 2016

Mocean Dance wins 2016 Masterwork Arts Award

Photo credit: Kelly Clark
Congratulations Mocean Dance on winning the 2016 Masterworks Arts Award! 

Their production Canvas 5x5 becomes the first win for “Dance” in the history of the Award.

Congratulation to all and especially to the following dancers and former NSTT scholarship recipients: Jacinte Armstrong, Sara Coffin, Rhonda Baker, and Ruth Ellen Kroll Jackson. 

For more please visit their website at

Saturday, November 19, 2016

Jacinte Armstrong wins 2016 Established Artist Recognition Award

Photo Credit: Kate Hayter-Reid
Congratulations Jacinte Armstrong!
for receiving the
2016 Established Artist Recognition Award given by Creative NS Leadership Council.

Jacinte Armstrong is a Halifax-based dance artist who has worked with many collaborators locally and across Canada. A native Haligonian, she trained at Halifax Dance before studying at the New World School of the Arts in Miami, FL. 

Jacinte is currently the Artistic Director of Kinetic Studio, and performs regularly with Mocean dance, SiNS (Sometimes in Nova Scotia) dance, independently, and in her own work. Her choreography ranges from intimate and imagistic to large-scale collaboration with architects, filmmakers, and musicians.