Fendi and The Juilliard School have announced the 2022 winners of the Fendi Vanguard Award. Now in its second year, the esteemed trophy honors four students — one actor, one dancer and two musicians — annually, who exhibit exceptional performance abilities and the prospect of becoming future leaders in their respective domains.
This year’s recipients are Stella Everett (BFA 2023, drama) from Sydney; Raven Joseph (BFA 2023, dance) from Queens, New York; Peter Lim (MM 2023, historical performance — harpsichord) from Atlanta; and Mary Beth Nelson (MM 2023, voice) from Orange County, California.
Each winner will receive “a monetary prize; press and media opportunities; a collaborative performance opportunity at a FENDI corporate event hosted by Juilliard; individual mentorship opportunities with FENDI professionals; and the opportunity to be styled in FENDI for major professional and academic engagements over the next year,” according to the brand.
Nominees are selected among students who are beginning their final year in a bachelor’s, master’s or advanced diploma program at Juilliard. Divisional leadership and faculty play a key role in the nomination process.
This year’s Vanguards mark the latest stint in the ongoing partnership between Juilliard and Fendi, which first began in 2020 with an episode of the Roman Maison’s streaming series, FENDI Renaissance—Anima Mundi. Notably, Fendi made a sizable donation to Juilliard’s Scholarship Fund at the time.
“Juilliard cultivates creative artists who are pushing boundaries,” said Juilliard’s provost, Adam Meyer, in a statement. “Innovation is integral to excellence, and we are pleased to continue this collaboration with Fendi in that shared spirit.”
See the 2022 Fendi Vanguard Award winners above.