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David Molesworth

NBS fondly remembers David Molesworth, a member of NBS’ community for over 20 years and generous monthly donor for many of those years. Through his generosity, David supported Student Financial Assistant for the talented young  students in the Professional Ballet Program. NBS is honoured to have been part of Davids life. 

Sylvia Ostry

Called “one of the most accomplished civil servants of her generation” and a “brilliant economist,” Sylvia Ostry also touched the lives of generations of gifted dancers through her generous contributions to NBS. With her husband, Bernard (an NBS Board Director from 1990 until his death in 2006), Sylvia built a legacy at the School that includes establishing the Bernard Ostry Scholarship Fund, making leading contributions to the Project Grand Jeté capital campaign (which facilitated the construction of a new, world-class training facility), and attending many events in support of Professional Ballet-Academic Program students. The Ostry name is reflected throughout NBS’ facilities—including the entryway and registrar’s office and through an annual graduation award—reflecting the family’s deeply valued contributions.

Dawn Robb

NBS fondly remembers Dawn Robb. A member of NBS’ community of supporters for 7 years, Dawn made generous contributions to the School through support of annual fundraising initiatives. She is also remembered for attending many donor events. NBS is extremely fortunate to have been part of Dawn’s life. 

Arthur Scace

NBS fondly remembers Arthur Scace. A member of NBS’ community of supporters for 30 years, Arthur made generous contributions to the School through several fundraising initiatives. He is also remembered for attending many donor events and Galas. NBS is extremely fortunate to have been part of Arthur’s life. 

James Shea

NBS fondly remembers James Shea. A member of NBS’ community of supporters for over 15 years, James made generous contributions to the School through donating proceeds from his photos to Project Grand Jete. NBS is extremely fortunate to have been part of James’s life.

Ada Slaight

Ada Slaight joined NBS’ Honorary Circle in 2017, a reflection of more than twenty years of philanthropy that contributed more than $1 million to student financial assistance in the Professional Ballet-Academic Program. One of the longest-standing contributors to the Student Partner Program, Ada learned about the personal achievements and dreams of many students, expressing interest in their progress that was deeply valued. Ada is remembered as a dedicated supporter of many important causes and initiatives across Canada; NBS joins many others in paying respect to her significant legacy.  

Ann Swan

NBS fondly remembers Ann Swan. A member of NBS’ community of supporters for over 30 years.  Ann, alongside her husband Randy regularly attended events at NBS including Spring Showcase, the 10th Anniversary celebrations for Celia Franca Centre and many other observations and performances. Ann is also honored for being a member of NBS’ cherished Future Steps program and most recently an ARISE Supporter.  Ann shared her love and appreciation for all the young dancers whenever she visited the school. NBS is extremely fortunate to have been part of Ann’s life.

Susan  White

NBS fondly remembers Susan E. White. A member of NBS’ community of supporters for over 30 years. Susan was a strong supporter through annual donations. NBS is appreciative to have been part of Susan’s life. 

Judith (Billie) Wilder

NBS fondly remembers Billie Wilder who was part of the NBS Honorary Circle and member of NBS’ community of supporters for over 40 years. Billie’s significant contributions to the School supported important projects and funds such as Project Grand Jeté, the Mavis Staines Fund for Student Assistance as well as the Student Partner Program. Notably, Billie was recognized as a Member of the Order of Canada. NBS will treasure the wisdom Billie shared and is very fortunate to have been part of her life and to experience her love for dance and the arts first hand.

Joan E. Williams

NBS fondly remembers Joan E. Williams. A member of NBS’ community of supporters for 30 years, Joan made generous contributions to the School through making several donations to annual fundraising initiatives and more. They are also remembered for attending many donor events and being a member of NBS’ cherished Future Steps program. NBS is extremely fortunate to have been part of Joan’s life.