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Jacqueline Lemieux Prize

Sovann Rochon-Prom Tep

Sovann Rochon-Prom Tep

Photo: Do Phan Hoi

Current Winner

Sovann Rochon-Prom Tep

Sovann Rochon-Prom Tep, a.k.a. Promo, has been immersed in the hip-hop scene since childhood. After joining the group Sweet Technique, he began to participate in numerous breakdance battles. To date, he has won more than 30 battles, and he is regularly invited to compete in or judge competitions around the world. He is a co-organizer of Skillz-O-Meter, an annual festival in Montréal that brings together internationally renowned breakdance artists. He is currently a member of the choreographers’ organization Lorganisme, where he creates projects involving members of various artistic communities.

To learn more about the artist and his work, visit his website.

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

$6,000

How to qualify

You do not apply for this prize. Applicants to some grant programs are eligible and will be considered for prizes. Visit Grants | The Canada Council for the Arts to learn more about our granting programs.

Deadline(s)

Annual

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.

For more information

Annual

Prize amount

$6,000

By Grant Application

Cumulative list of winners

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