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IOTPD Philippe Braunschweig Grant 2017 Awarded to Dancer Marissa Parzei

2017 / 10 / 10

The International Organization for the Transition of Professional Dancers (IOTPD) is pleased to announce the 2017 Philippe Braunschweig Grant recipient.

This year’s recipient, Marissa Parzei, has been working as a professional ballet dancer for the last twelve years. First having started her career at the National Ballet of Canada, she is currently with the Ballet de l’Opera de Lyon with experiences in Germany, Belgium, and Sweden. She believes the skills that she has developed as a dancer can be implemented in the field of business management.



PHILIPPE BRAUNSCHWEIG GRANT: DEADLINE APRIL 30Th

2017 / 04 / 12

As a tribute to its founder, the International Organization for the Transition of Professional Dancers (IOTPD) has created the annual Philippe Braunschweig Grant for retraining. This grant is meant for professional dancers who have had an international career and who don't qualify for transition support from any one of the countries where they have danced.



#DanceCanada150 - The Pitblado Challenge.

2017 / 03 / 6

In celebration of dance, dancers and Canada's 150th Birthday, the Dancer Transition Centre is thrilled to launch #DanceCanada150 - The Pitblado Challenge. For each contribution, $15, $150 or an amount of your choice, the Pitblado family will match your gift dollar for dollar up to a maximum of $15,000.



Tax Information Session for Professional Artists

2017 / 01 / 26

Bring your tax-related questions and concerns to our Tax Information Session for Professional Artists with Brian Borts on Wednesday, March 1st. With thirty years of experience in meeting the accounting and financial needs of arts and entertainment professionals, Brian will help you navigate through this perplexing time of year!



IOTPD Awards Three Dancers With A Philippe Braunschweig Grant

2016 / 07 / 22

The International Organization for the Transition of Professional Dancers (IOTPD) is pleased to announce the 2016 IOTPD Philippe Braunschweig Grant recipients. The annual competitive grant is awarded to a dancer or dancers, at or near the end of their performance careers, to help defray the costs associated with retraining for a second profession. This year the IOTPD was able to provide Marc Biocca, Tom de Jager and Naiara Mendioroz with retraining assistance from the IOTPD Philippe Braunschweig Grant.



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