Trinity Laban dance student Giovanna Piccolo is this year's Jenny Hardie scholarship winner. The £3000 scholarship is awarded to a third year undergraduate dance student who demonstrates a high level of commitment and application to the programme; and a high level of attainment in year two assessments.
Giovanna said: "My dream has always been to become a professional dancer. Passion, total commitment and concentration always helped me to reach new goals and take a step forward in my career development. Next year will be a crucial year for my formation as a professional dancer: it is my final year at Trinity Laban, but I will also be attending auditions for companies."
The Jenny Hardie scholarship will enable Giovanna to attend a work placement at the Graham Centre in New York for the winter term and then attend the audition for the company and the postgraduate school for certificate teachers. She then hopes to audition for Transitions, Trinity Laban's touring dance company.
"Trinity Laban is giving me a key that allows me to open many doors: only my passion, my commitment and constancy can help me to choose the right door to open and follow the pathway that would make the difference in my professional development," Giovanna said.
Previous scholarship holders are Gordon Raeburn, who has just joined Transitions, and Daniel Cooley.