JODIE WHITE-BIVONA MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP
This scholarship has been set up in loving memory of Jodie Anne White-Bivona (13/05/67 – 21/01/12). Jodie and her husband Boris were joint Artistic Directors of BTQ for 10 years. During their tenure the company’s growth was enormous, transforming it into the very professional ballet company we have today.
Jodie’s passion for BTQ sustained her through years of battling illness, with her main focus in the last months of her life on ensuring her production of Cinderella reached the stage.
On Wednesday 18 January 2012 Jodie watched the premiere of Cinderella, taking her last curtain call to a standing ovation. Jodie passed away peacefully at home on Saturday 21st January 2012. She was and will continue to be an inspiration to all who knew her.
The Jodie White-Bivona Memorial Scholarship is awarded to a dancer who has been with the company for 2 consecutive years, who shows outstanding ability, dedication and a love of ballet – the true essence of what Ms Jodie stood for.
We thank the Whiteley family for their support of this scholarship.
The Jodie White-Bivona Memorial Scholarship will cover BTQ fees for one season.
- Must have danced with BTQ for 2 consecutive years
- 2 Independent adjudicators determine the recipient
- Shows outstanding ability, dedication and love of ballet. The true essence of Ms Jodie
- Winner will be notified before orientation day and name published in production program and first newsletter
Kindly supported by the Whiteley family.
THE JODIE WHITE-BIVONA MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP HAS BEEN AWARDED TO:
THE BTQ WHITELEY FAMILY BURSARY
Ballet Theatre Queensland now offers an annual means-tested bursary to be awarded to a member of exceptional promise. Students expressing interest in applying must first be accepted into BTQ through the normal audition process and then make separate application for the bursary, which will be judged according to specified criteria.
We thank the Whiteley family whose support has made this bursary possible.