Marie Lashley

Talented eighteen year old Marie Lashley received the 2013 award of the Kathleen Armstrong Kilgour (KAK) Dance Scholarship.

During the award ceremony on Tuesday 2nd April, Nancy Herrera, Artistic Director of Metamorphosis summed up her character as follows: This years winner is definitely talented, very committed.  I find it very difficult to figure her out because we cannot work out whether she is shy, but she has a fierce opinion inside.  I would like to congratulate her on being pushed because she doesn't want to be pushed but at the same time allowing us to push her.

Former government Minister, Mr. Peter Taylor, a lawyer and former Minister of Legal Affairs, presented the award to Marie on behalf of Dr. Kilgour Dowdy.

Marie, a Form 6 student at St. Joseph’s Convent, Port of Spain, has been dancing since age 7 and has been a Metamorphosis dancer for the past 4 years.  She has already achieved distinctions in Grade 7 and Intermediate ballet and a merit in her Advanced 1 ballet examination.

She had also been accepted to pursue a contemporary intensive programme with the Joffrey Ballet School, USA, in the summer of 2013.

Marie in Metamorphosis 2013 Season: Language of the Soul. ("Dream Diptych" Choreographed by Bridgette Wilson; danced with Juan Pablo Alba Dennis - 2011 KAK Scholarship winner.) Photo courtesy Karen Johnstone.