CVCAF Annonces First Art Scholarship Recipient at Idyllwild Arts Academy


The Caroline Victoria Coldicutt Arts Foundation Announces First Art Scholarship Recipient at Idyllwild Arts Academy (IAA)
Ballet Dancer Receives Scholarship Award to Idyllwild Academy.

Rancho Mirage, CA – June 9, 2011

The Caroline Victoria Coldicutt Arts Foundation (CVCAF) today announced that the first Caroline Victoria Arts Award at Idyllwild Arts Academy (IAA) will go to Mariana Barba, a sophomore dance major from Mexico. Mariana is passionate about ballet and was recently accepted to two prestigious schools for their summer programs -American Ballet Theater Summer Dance Intensive and the Joffrey Ballet Summer Dance Intensive.  She recently performed the ‘Dying Swan’ solo at the IAA Arts in LA (Los Angeles, CA) at the Redcat Theater.

“Mariana most recently performed the ‘Sleeping Beauty Wedding Pas de Duex’ for our Spring Concert,” said Ellen Rosa, chair of Dance at Idyllwild Academy of the Arts. “For someone her age, she did an outstanding job and gave a flawless performance each night. This year, Mariana made a breakthrough in her performance quality bringing a new sense of maturity to her dancing.” Elizabeth Wood Coldicutt, President of the CVCAF said, “We are truly honored to welcome Mariana as our first-ever outstanding honoree in dance (ballet) for the Caroline Victoria Coldicutt Art Scholarship.”

The CVCAF endowed scholarship award was established at Idyllwild Arts Academy in December 2010. The annual scholarship award is based on merit as well as financial need and is in recognition of an Idyllwild Arts student’s outstanding achievement in any creative form – fine art, music, film, photography and dance.
The Idyllwild Arts Academy, Idyllwild, CA, provides pre-professional training in the arts and a comprehensive college preparatory curriculum to a diverse student body of 291 gifted young artists from 33 different states and 20 different countries. Idyllwild offers a disciplined college preparatory program for grades nine through 12 and post-graduates along with world-class training in creative writing, dance, film and video, interdisciplinary arts, music, theatre and visual art.

The purpose of the CVCAF scholarship award is to inspire students to reach their highest level of achievement in their art discipline and to encourage and support student artists toward their creative endeavors. Since 2006, our foundation has gifted more than 25 art scholarships to students whose passion is painting and fine arts at these schools:

  • Emily Carr University, Vancouver, British Columbia
  • Idyllwild Arts Academy, Idyllwild, CA
  • Marywood-Palm Valley School, Rancho Mirage, CA
  • Shawnigan Lake School, Vancouver Island, British Columbia
  • St. Margaret’s School, Palm Desert, CA
  • Since 2008, CVCAF has gifted several grants to benefit students whose passion is filmmaking through the Mary Pickford Institute of Film Education, Los Angeles, CA.

About the Caroline Victoria Arts Foundation

The Caroline Victoria Coldicutt Arts Foundation (CVCAF) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit foundation formed in 2006 to commemorate the artistic passion of Caroline Victoria Coldicutt. The CVCAF offers three main initiatives to inform and assist aspiring student artists about how they can implement their creative ideas that can positively impact their families, schools, communities and the world. Our philanthropic efforts include offering support to young artists through scholarships at various schools in Canada and the United States. The Caroline Victoria Rose for the Arts provides funding of our endowment initiatives as well as provides a lasting reminder of the beauty art brings to the lives of each and every one of us. In late 2011, we will introduce our Caroline Victoria Online Arts Festival (CVOAF), an initiative designed for student artists without boundaries.

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