2017 Nicholas Von Bibra

Nicholas has been performing in musical theatre since the age of 11. At aged thirteen his family moved to Tasmania from NSW, and Nicholas quickly engaged with the performing arts scene on the North West Coast.  He enrolled in the North West Academy of Ballet and gained several qualifications (including two Honours) via the Australian Dance institute. His forays into theatre have included roles in Hairspray (PCYC), Oklahoma (Burnie Musical Society) and the Tasmanian premiere of Wicked. He has participated and received awards in multiple eisteddfods.

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2016 Blake Piper

The inaugural recipient of the Helen Denise Jones OAM Arts Bursary debuted on stage at age 13 playing the role of Charlie Bates in the Burnie Musical Society’s production of Oliver. He has since appeared in three more Burnie Musical Society shows in 2011, 2012 and 2013. Along with school productions, Blake has had principle roles in the Burnie PCYC’s productions of Hairspray (2013) and Jesus Christ Superstar in 2015.

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