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Jacqueline Lemieux Prize

Current winner: Yvonne Ng

Current winner: Yvonne Ng

Photo: Brianna Lombardo

Current Winner

Yvonne Ng

Dancer, choreographer and arts educator Yvonne Ng is founder and artistic director of princess productions. Writers describe her work as ravishing, paradoxical, immediate and hard-edged, like painful memory.

The assessment process for this prize will be updated to align with the new funding model for grant programs. Stay tuned for more information.

What is this prize?

The Jacqueline Lemieux Prize recognizes the work of an established dance professional who has made an outstanding contribution to dance in Canada.

Prize amount


How to qualify

Applicants previously qualified for this prize by applying to the Grants to Dance Professionals and Grants to Aboriginal Dance Professionals programs.

From 1 April 2017, applicants to the Explore and Create program may be considered for it.

An assessment committee will select the recipient from among all eligible applicants.

The new process for eligibility will be announced in 2017.



Who created this prize?

This prize, which was established in 1980, is given in memory of Jacqueline Lemieux's profound contribution to the development of Canadian dance. Co-founded with her husband, Lawrence Gradus, of the Montreal dance company Entre-Six and of Québec Été Danse, a summer school in Lennoxville, Jacqueline Lemieux was a teacher, administrator and member of the Canada Council for the Arts’ Advisory Panel.

Further Information

Andrea Della Valle

Program Officer, Prizes

E-mail: andrea.dellavalle@canadacouncil.ca

613-566-4414, ext. 5265

Toll free: 1-800-263-5588, ext. 5265

TTY: 1-866-585-5559


Prize Amount


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Cumulative list of winners

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