Tina Rath presented with Theatre Ancaster’s John Nielsen Memorial Award

Community Oct 06, 2015 Ancaster News

Tina Rath was presented with the John Nielsen Memorial Award at Theatre Ancaster’s annual meeting and barbecue.

The award was presented by Bibs Nielsen and her daughter, Suzanne.

“This is an incredible honour,” said Rath. “It’s wonderful to be able to be a part of this company and all that it has accomplished.”

The memorial award honours John Nielsen, Theatre Ancaster’s master carpenter for 10 years prior to his death in 2003. Neilsen had a long history of public service in the community and with Theatre Ancaster.

A lifelong Ancaster resident, Rath is the owner of Pure Rhythm Dance Company. Fondly referred to as Theatre Ancaster’s very own “pint-sized dynamo,” she has long been responsible for principal choreography in the company’s annual fall mainstage production.

Fellow company member Lindsay Jones said choreography is a crucial role that calls upon Rath’s extensive training as a dancer and choreographer.

“Somehow, after all of these years, she is still able to come up with exciting and dynamic ideas,” said Jones. “Choreography is the lifeline of a production, and Tina’s vision is always unparalleled.”

Four other dedicated Theatre Ancaster production team members were recognized as Nielsen Award nominees. Janet Delsey, Tristan Bernardi, Laura Bottrell and Michelle Smith were recognized for their tireless contributions to the Theatre Ancaster chorus, website, sound engineering, stage managing, production and props design.

Tina Rath presented with Theatre Ancaster’s John Nielsen Memorial Award

Community Oct 06, 2015 Ancaster News

Tina Rath was presented with the John Nielsen Memorial Award at Theatre Ancaster’s annual meeting and barbecue.

The award was presented by Bibs Nielsen and her daughter, Suzanne.

“This is an incredible honour,” said Rath. “It’s wonderful to be able to be a part of this company and all that it has accomplished.”

The memorial award honours John Nielsen, Theatre Ancaster’s master carpenter for 10 years prior to his death in 2003. Neilsen had a long history of public service in the community and with Theatre Ancaster.

“This is an incredible honour. It’s wonderful to be able to be a part of this company and all that it has accomplished.”

A lifelong Ancaster resident, Rath is the owner of Pure Rhythm Dance Company. Fondly referred to as Theatre Ancaster’s very own “pint-sized dynamo,” she has long been responsible for principal choreography in the company’s annual fall mainstage production.

Fellow company member Lindsay Jones said choreography is a crucial role that calls upon Rath’s extensive training as a dancer and choreographer.

“Somehow, after all of these years, she is still able to come up with exciting and dynamic ideas,” said Jones. “Choreography is the lifeline of a production, and Tina’s vision is always unparalleled.”

Four other dedicated Theatre Ancaster production team members were recognized as Nielsen Award nominees. Janet Delsey, Tristan Bernardi, Laura Bottrell and Michelle Smith were recognized for their tireless contributions to the Theatre Ancaster chorus, website, sound engineering, stage managing, production and props design.

Tina Rath presented with Theatre Ancaster’s John Nielsen Memorial Award

Community Oct 06, 2015 Ancaster News

Tina Rath was presented with the John Nielsen Memorial Award at Theatre Ancaster’s annual meeting and barbecue.

The award was presented by Bibs Nielsen and her daughter, Suzanne.

“This is an incredible honour,” said Rath. “It’s wonderful to be able to be a part of this company and all that it has accomplished.”

The memorial award honours John Nielsen, Theatre Ancaster’s master carpenter for 10 years prior to his death in 2003. Neilsen had a long history of public service in the community and with Theatre Ancaster.

“This is an incredible honour. It’s wonderful to be able to be a part of this company and all that it has accomplished.”

A lifelong Ancaster resident, Rath is the owner of Pure Rhythm Dance Company. Fondly referred to as Theatre Ancaster’s very own “pint-sized dynamo,” she has long been responsible for principal choreography in the company’s annual fall mainstage production.

Fellow company member Lindsay Jones said choreography is a crucial role that calls upon Rath’s extensive training as a dancer and choreographer.

“Somehow, after all of these years, she is still able to come up with exciting and dynamic ideas,” said Jones. “Choreography is the lifeline of a production, and Tina’s vision is always unparalleled.”

Four other dedicated Theatre Ancaster production team members were recognized as Nielsen Award nominees. Janet Delsey, Tristan Bernardi, Laura Bottrell and Michelle Smith were recognized for their tireless contributions to the Theatre Ancaster chorus, website, sound engineering, stage managing, production and props design.