2016 Scholarship Guide

No matter where you are in your training or what your dance goals are, chances are there's a scholarship out there for you. Search this guide for thousands of merit- and need-based awards from studios, schools and companies; competitions/conventions; higher education institutions; and foundations and other dance organizations throughout the country. See websites for additional opportunities and details about applying.


M=merit-based award

N=need-based award

Studios, Schools & Companies

Acrobatic Arts

Calgary, AB

Canada

Contact: Mandy Yip

403.999.4748

admin@acrobaticarts.com

acrobaticarts.com

Dale White M2 Scholarship (M)

Amount: $250–$500 (1)

Pays for: Tuition

Deadline: December 31, 2016

Maureen Johnson M1 Scholarship (M)

Amount: $250–$500 (1)

Pays for: Tuition

Deadline: December 31, 2016

Ad Deum Dance Company

Houston, TX

Contact: Randall Flinn

713.626.5050

addeumdance@gmail.com

danceaddeum.com

Amount: $250–$500 (M)

Pays for: Tuition for dance intensive

The Ailey School

New York, NY

Contact: JoAnne Ruggeri

212.405.9513

admissions@alvinailey.org

theaileyschool.edu

Amount: $5,000–$10,000 (M) (25–40 yearly)

Pays for: Tuition

Deadline: July

Ajkun Ballet Theatre

New York, NY

646.368.9800

artisticstaff@ajkunbt.org

ajkunbt.org

Amount: Less than $250 (M/N) (50)

Pays for: Tuition

Deadline: October 1, 2016

University of Dance (M/N)

Amount: $250–$500 (10)

Pays for: Tuition for summer intensive in Italy

Deadline: December 20, 2016

AjkunBT Fund (M)

Amount: $1,000–$5,000 (10)

Pays for: Tuition for international exchange

Deadline: December 20, 2016

Amount: $1,000–$5,000 (M) (20)

Pays for: Tuition for ballet intensive

Deadline: December 20, 2016

Amount: $25,000–$100,000 (M) (10)

Pays for: Company traineeship, tuition

Deadline: December 20, 2016

Alonzo King LINES Ballet Summer Program

San Francisco, CA

Contact: Jackie Goneconti

415.863.3040

summer-program@linesballet.org

linesballet.org

Alonzo King Lines Ballet Scholarship (M/N)

Amount: $800–$2,000 (30)

Pays for: Tuition

Deadline: March 2017

American Dance Festival

Durham, NC

Contact: Nicolle Greenhood

919.684.6402

school@americandancefestival.org

americandancefestival.org

Amount: $500–$1,000 (M/N) (200)

Pays for: Tuition

Deadline: April 1, 2017

American Dance Training Camps

Lake Forest, IL; Lawrenceville, NJ; Stratton, VT

americandancetrainingcamp.com

Contact: Shannon Fouts

866.383.2382

info@danceadtc.com

Amount: $250–$500 (M/N) (limited to funds available)

Pays for: Tuition

Deadline: June; must be submitted at least 1 week prior to camp

American Repertory Ballet

New Brunswick, NJ

Contact: Neil J. Burns

732.249.1254

nburns@arballet.org

arballet.org

Amount: $200–$5,000 (M/N) (approx. 60)

Pays for: Tuition

Deadline: Rolling

Art Universe

Ameglia, Italy

Contact: Gregory Volk

+44.20.32.86.18.36

artuniverseagency@gmail.com

www.artuniverse.org/grants

International Residency for Performers in Tuscany, Italy (M/N)

Amount: $250–$500

Pays for: Accommodation & meals

Deadline: May

Atlanta Academy of Ballet and Dance

Kennesaw, GA

Contact: Susan Beebe

678.224.8931

aabd.susan@gmail.com

aabdstudios.com

Amount: $1,000–$5,000 (M/N) (5)

Pays for: Tuition

Deadline: August 1, 2016

Backhausdance

Orange, CA

Contact: Tawny Chapman

714.497.3137

info@backhausdance.org

backhausdance.org

Backhausdance Summer Intensive (M)

Amount: $500–$1,000 (50–75)

Pays for: Tuition

Deadline: February 1, 2017

Ballet Academy East

New York, NY

Contact: Nancy Sebouhian

212.410.9140

info@baenyc.com

balletacademyeast.com

Amount: $5,000–$10,000 (M/N) (12)

Pays for: Tuition

Deadline: Rolling

Ballet Austin

Austin, TX

Contact: Eugene Alvarez

512.476.9151

eugene.alvarez@balletaustin.org

balletaustin.org

Butler Fellowship Program (M)

Amount: $5,000–$10,000 (up to 15)

Pays for: Tuition

Deadline: Awarded through summer program

Ballet Austin Academy

Austin, TX

Contact: William Piner

512.501.8704

bill.piner@balletaustin.org

balletaustin.org

Amount: $1,000–$5,000 (M/N) (20–50 yearly)

Pays for: Tuition

Ballet Chicago

Chicago, IL

Contact: Danny Valente

312.251.8838

dvalente@balletchicago.org

balletchicago.org

Dowd Merit Scholarship (M)

Amount: $1,000–$5,000

Pays for: Tuition

The Male Scholarship Program (M/N)

Amount: $5,000–$10,000

Pays for: Tuition

Ballet des Amériques

Port Chester, NY

Contact: Shirley Rodriguez

646.753.0457

admin@balletdesameriques.com

balletdesameriques.com

Amount: $500–$1,000 (N) (3)

Pays for: Tuition

Deadline: September 15, 2016

Amount: $1,000–$5,000 (M) (1)

Pays for: Tuition

Deadline: September 15, 2016

Ballet Idaho

Boise, ID

Contact: Emily Wallace

208.343.0556

ewallace@balletidaho.org

balletidaho.org

Ballet Idaho Academy (M/N)

Amount: $1,000–$5,000 (30)

Pays for: Choreography, tuition

Deadline: Rolling

Ballet Inc.

New York, NY

Contact: Allison Emmerich

610.597.0839

balletinc89@gmail.com

ballet-inc.org

The Series: Vol. I (M)

Amount: $250–$500 (1)

Pays for: Choreography, competition, tuition

Deadline: July

Ballet Long Island

Ronkonkoma, NY

Contact: Debra Punzi

631.737.1964

balletlongisland@aol.com

theballetcenter.org

The Ballet Center (M/N)

Amount: $500–$1,000 (150)

Pays for: Tuition

Deadline: September 21, 2016

Ballet Nouveau

Baltimore, MD

Contact: Kristen S. Stevenson

443.552.5180

info@balletnouveau.org

balletnouveau.org

The Berry Fund (M/N)

Amount: $250–$500 (5)

Pays for: Tuition

Deadline: June 15, 2017

Lisa Marie Jones Memorial Scholarship (M/N)

Amount: $1,000–$5,000 (5)

Pays for: Conservatory uniform, tuition

Deadline: September 1, 2016

Ballet Philippines Foundation, Inc.

Manila, Philippines

Contact: Rubylee Valente-Gomez

632.832.3689

info@ballet.ph

ballet.ph

Noordin Jumalon Scholarship Program (M)

Amount: $500–$1,000 (50)

Pays for: Tuition

Deadline: January, April, June & October

Ballet Theatre of Maryland

Annapolis, MD

Contact: Dianna Cuatto

410.224.5644

dckessler@comcast.net

balletmaryland.org

Apprentice (M/N)

Amount: $5,000–$10,000 (all incoming apprentices)

Pays for: A little over 2/3 first-year tuition costs & all costs for second or third year

Deadline: April 10, 2017

Trainee (M/N)

Amount: $1,000–$5,000 (all trainees)

Pays for: Tuition for approximately 50 percent annual training costs

Deadline: April 10, 2017

Ballethnic Dance Company, Inc.

East Point, GA

Contact: Chantal Bartley

404.762.1416

chantalb@ballethnic.org

ballethnic.org

The Danseur Development Project (M/N)

Amount: $1,000–$5,000 (varies)

Pays for: Tuition

Deadline: Rolling

Bates Dance Festival

Lewiston, ME

207.786.6381

dancefest@bates.edu

batesdancefestival.org

Amount: $500–$1,000 (M/N) (30–40)

Pays for: Tuition

Deadline: March 22, 2017

Bolshoi Ballet Academy, Summer Intensive

Middlebury, CT

Contact: Alana Vogel

212.687.6118 x207

avogel@russianamericanfoundation.org

bolshoiballetacademy.com

Amount: $1,000–$5,000 (M/N)

Pays for: Tuition

Deadline: Rolling

Bolshoi Ballet Academy, Summer Intensive

New York, NY

Contact: Maria Kaushansky

212.687.6118 x201

mkaushansky@russianamericanfoundation.org

bolshoiballetacademy.com & russianamericanfoundation.org

Amount: $5,000–$10,000 (M)

Pays for: Travel, tuition for Russian language study & cultural program

Deadline: March

Bossov Ballet Theatre at Maine Central Institute

Pittsfield, ME

Contact: Clint Williams

207.487.2282

bossovballet@mci-school.org

mci-school.org/ballet

Summer Intensive Male Scholarship (M)

Amount: $1,000–$5,000 (2)

Pays for: Room & board, tuition for summer intensive program

Deadline: February 15

Summer Intensive Scholarship Program (M/N)

Amount: $1,000–$5,000 (5)

Pays for: Room & board, tuition for summer intensive program

Deadline: February 15

Year-Round Scholarship for Boarding Students (M)

Amount: $10,000–$25,000 (5)

Pays for: Room & board, tuition for high school & ballet program

Deadline: Rolling

Competitive Male Scholarship (Year-Round Program) (M)

Amount: $25,000–$100,000 (1)

Pays for: Room & board, tuition for high school & ballet program

Deadline: Rolling

Boulder Jazz Dance Workshop

Boulder, CO

Contact: Daniel Morimoto

303.449.0399

info@bjdw.net

boulderjazzdanceworkshop.com

Work Study Scholarship (N)

Amount: $250–$500 (30+)

Pays for: Tuition

Deadline: Early application recommended

BridgesLA

Los Angeles, CA

Contact: Deborah Brockus

562.412.7429

brockus@earthlink.net

bridgesla.org

Amount: $250–$500 (M/N) (2)

Pays for: Tuition

Deadline: August 1, 2016

Brighton Ballet Theater Co., Inc.

Brooklyn, NY

Contact: Irina Roizin

718.769.9161

info@brightonballet.org

brightonballet.org

Moscow Ballet's Great Russian Nutcracker Preparation Scholarship (M/N)

Amount: Less than $250 (2)

Pays for: Choreography, tuition

Deadline: October 1, 2016, & rolling

Boys Dance & Fitness Program (M/N)

Amount: $500–$1,000 (12)

Pays for: Choreography, tuition for summer program and/or full academic year

Deadline: Rolling

Pre-professional Program (M/N)

Amount: $500–$1,000 (24)

Pays for: Choreography, tuition for summer program and/or full academic year

Deadline: Rolling

Summer Intensive Scholarship Program (M/N)

Amount: $500–$1,000 (12)

Pays for: Choreography, partial tuition for summer program

Deadline: June 1, 2017

Tuition-Free Scholarship for Advanced Program (M/N)

Amount: $1,000–$5,000 (3)

Pays for: Choreography, tuition for summer program and/or full academic year

Deadline: Rolling

Burklyn Ballet Theatre

Johnson, VT

Contact: Joanne Whitehill

877.287.5596

burklyn@gmail.com

burklynballet.com

Alexander Bennett (M)

Amount: $250–$500 (1)

Pays for: Tuition

Deadline: March 1

Burklyn Ballet (M)

Amount: $250–$500 (30)

Pays for: Tuition

Deadline: Rolling

Sophie Kurek (M)

Amount: $250–$500 (1)

Pays for: Tuition

Deadline: March 1

Burklyn Ballet (M)

Amount: $500–$1,000 (10)

Pays for: Tuition

Deadline: Rolling

Burklyn Ballet Mentor (M)

Amount: $5,000–$10,000 (20)

Pays for: Tuition

Alternate: Rolling

California Ballet School

San Diego, CA

Contact: Chard Gonzalez

858.560.5676

cgonzalez@californiaballet.org

californiaballetschool.org

Summer Scholarship (M)

Amount: $250–$500

Pays for: Tuition

Deadline: Rolling

Tuition Assistance Grant (M/N)

Amount: $250–$500

Pays for: Tuition

Deadline: Rolling

Caroline Calouche & Co.

Charlotte, NC

Contact: Caroline Calouche

704.844.0449

classes@carolinecalouche.org

carolinecalouche.org

Amount: $500–$1,000 (M/N) (6)

Pays for: Tuition

Deadline: August 31 & November 31, 2016, April 30, 2017

Cary Ballet Conservatory

Cary, NC

Contact: Suzanne Laliberté Thomas

919.481.6509

director@caryballet.com

caryballet.com

Cary Ballet Company Scholarship Funds (M/N)

Amount: $500–$1,000 (up to 8)

Pays for: Tuition

Deadline: September–May performance season

Talented Young Dancers, Full or Partial Tuition—Conservatory Student or Studio Training Program (M/N)

Amount: $500–$1,000 (up to 8)

Pays for: Tuition for young dancers highly committed to ballet

Deadline: School year, with exceptions

Talented Dancer, Half-Tuition—Professional Training Program (M/N)

Amount: $1,000–$5,000 (up to 4)

Pays for: Tuition for dancers seeking a professional ballet career

Deadline: School year, with exceptions

Talented Dancer, Full Tuition—Professional Training Program (M)

Amount: $5,000–$10,000 (up to 3)

Pays for: Choreography, competition, tuition for dancers seeking a professional ballet career

Deadline: School year, with exceptions

Talented Male Dancer, Full Tuition/Housing—Professional Training Program (M)

Amount: $10,000–$25,000 (up to 2)

Pays for: Choreography, competition, housing, tuition for male dancers seeking a professional ballet career

Deadline: School year, with exceptions

Central Pennsylvania Youth Ballet

Carlisle, PA

Contact: Alecia Good-Boresow

717.245.1190

info@cpyb.org

cpyb.org

5-Week Summer Ballet Program: Work/Study Tuition Scholarships (M/N)

Amount: $500–$1,000 (varies)

Pays for: Tuition

Deadline: See website

Academic-Year Scholarships (M/N)

Amount: $1,000–$5,000 (varies)

Pays for: Tuition

Deadline: August 15, 2016

2-Year Male Scholarship Program (M)

Amount: $10,000–$25,000 (varies)

Pays for: Tuition & monthly housing stipend for 22 months

Deadline: June 8 (ages 14–16) & July 29 (ages 17–19)

Charlottesville Ballet

Charlottesville, VA

Contact: Sara Clayborne

434.973.2555

sclayborne@charlottesvilleballet.org

charlottesvilleballet.org

Charlottesville Ballet Academy's Chance To Dance Lifetime Scholarship (M/N)

Amount: $1,000–$5,000 (20 yearly)

Pays for: Tuition

Charlottesville Ballet Trainee Scholarship (M)

Amount: $250–$500 (5)

Pays for: Tuition

Christian Youth Theater New York City

New York, NY

Contact: Johnna Yates

646.490.0654 x2

info@cytnyc.org

cytnyc.org

Amount: Less than $250 (N) (varies)

Pays for: Half-tuition, with work-study

Deadline: 2 weeks before session starts

Classical Ballet Theatre

Herndon, VA

Contact: Cynthia Donavin

703.471.0750

cbtoffice91@gmail.com

cbtnva.org

Marjorie Mussman Memorial Scholarship Fund (M/N)

Amount: $500–$1,000 (5)

Pays for: Tuition

Deadline: August 1, 2016

Young Men's Scholarship Fund (M/N)

Amount: $500–$1,000 (5)

Pays for: Tuition

Deadline: August 1, 2016

Colorado Ballet Academy

Denver, CO

Contact: Valerie Madonia

303.339.1624

valerie.madonia@coloradoballet.org

coloradoballet.org/academy

Pre-Professional Division (M)

Amount: $1,000–$5,000 (10)

Pays for: Tuition

Deadline: August

Dance Conservatory of Pittsburgh

Pittsburgh, PA

Contact: Danielle Pavlik

412.344.3900

dcp@dcpdance.com

dcpdance.com

Amount: $500–$1,000 (M/N) (up to 4)

Pays for: Tuition

Deadline: Rolling

Dance Master Class

Urbania, Italy

Contact: Angela DeMello

+44.20.81.44.98.50

ademello@dancemasterclass.com

dancemasterclass.com

Dance Master Class Italy (M)

Amount: $500–$1,000

Pays for: Tuition

Dance Master Class Spain (M)

Amount: $500–$1,000

Pays for: Tuition

DanceAbility International

Eugene, OR

Contact: Kathryn Gaines

541.357.4982

info@danceability.com

danceability.com

DanceAbility Teacher Trainings (N)

Amount: $250–$500 (varies)

Pays for: Tuition

Dancewave, Inc.

Brooklyn, NY

Contact: Kristen Majoros

718.522.4696

kristen@dancewave.org

dancewave.org

Amount: $500–$1,000 (N) (25)

Pays for: Tuition

Deadline: September 2016

Ensemble Español Spanish Dance Theater

Chicago, IL

Contact: Jorge Perez

773.442.5930

info@ensembleespanol.org

ensembleespanol.org

Brommel-Chan-Laird (M/N)

Amount: $1,000–$5,000 (1)

Pays for: Books, college tuition, fees

Deadline: May 30, 2017

Brommel-Komaiko-Perez (M/N)

Amount: $1,000–$5,000 (1)

Pays for: Books, college tuition, fees

Deadline: May 30, 2017

Brommel-Perez (M/N)

Amount: $1,000–$5,000 (1)

Pays for: Books, college tuition, fees

Deadline: May 30, 2017

Festival Ballet Providence

Providence, RI

Contact: Mary Ann Mayer

401.353.1129

info@festivalballetprovidence.org

festivalballetprovidence.org

Amount: $500–$1,000 (M/N) (10–12)

Pays for: Tuition

Deadline: August 31, 2016

Festival Ballet Providence—Summer Dance Intensive (M/N)

Amount: $500–$1,000 (8–10)

Pays for: Tuition

Deadline: April 1, 2017

The Florida Ballet

Jacksonville, FL

Contact: Martha Lemire

904.353.7518

info@floridaballet.org

floridaballet.org

Laurie P. Byrd Scholarship (N)

Amount: $500–$1,000

Pays for: Tuition

Deadline: Rolling

Galmont Ballet

Rockledge, FL

Contact: Lucia Montero

321.543.4403

info@galmontballet.com

galmontballet.com

Frank G. Galvez Scholarship (M/N)

Amount: $1,000–$5,000 (3)

Pays for: Tuition for male dancers only

Deadline: July

Garth Fagan Dance

Rochester, NY

Contact: Tina

585.454.3260

tina@garthfagandance.org

garthfagandance.org

Garth Fagan Dance School—Fall, Winter, Spring Semesters (M/N)

Amount: $250–$500 (10)

Pays for: Tuition

Deadline: June 29

Garth Fagan Dance School—2017 Summer Movement Institute (M/N)

Amount: $500–$1,000 (10)

Pays for: Tuition

Deadline: April 7, 2017

Goh Ballet Academy Canada

Vancouver, BC

Canada

604.872.4014

reception@gohballet.com

gohballet.com

Goh Ballet (M/N)

Amount: $1,000–$10,000 (10–20)

Pays for: Choreography, competition, travel, tuition

Deadline: December & April

Greater York Dance

York, PA

Contact: Lori Pergament

717.755.6683

customerservice@gydance.org

danceyour.life

Dance It Forward

Amount: $1,000–$5,000 (varies)

Pays for: Tuition

Deadline: August 2016

Gus Giordano Dance

Chicago, IL

Contact: Caitlin Hargett

773.275.5230

school@gusgiordanodance.com

gusgiordanodance.com

Amount: $500–$1,000 (M/N) (20–25)

Pays for: Tuition for 1 month of classes & rehearsals

Deadline: February 28, 2017

The HARID Conservatory

Boca Raton, FL

Contact: Janet Trivino

561.997.2677

info@harid.edu

harid.edu

Steven Caras Scholarship (M)

Amount: $1,000–$5,000 (2)

Pays for: Tuition for HARID's summer school

Deadline: February 15; summer-school recruiting

Marcelo Gomes Scholarship for Male Dancers (M)

Amount: $5,000–$10,000 (1)

Pays for: Room & board for academic year after full scholarship to summer school

Deadline: February 15

HARID Academic-Year Tuition Scholarship (M)

Amount: $10,000–$25,000 (up to 25 yearly)

Pays for: Tuition for all students admitted to HARID's academic year

Deadline: Awarded at end of HARID's summer school

Hartford City Ballet

Hartford, CT

Contact: Keiko Nakamura

860.233.8552

edu@hartfordcityballet.org

hartfordcityballet.org

School of Hartford City Ballet Scholarship (M/N)

Amount: $1,000–$5,000 (8)

Pays for: Tuition

Deadline: July

Hubbard Street Dance Chicago

Chicago, IL

Contact: Krista Ellensohn

312.850.9744

intensive4@hubbardstreetdance.com

hubbardstreetdance.com

Hubbard Street Summer Intensive, Level III (N)

Amount: $250–$500 (10)

Pays for: Tuition

Deadline: January/February

Hubbard Street Summer Intensive, Level IV (N)

Amount: $500–$1,000 (15)

Pays for: Tuition

Deadline: January/February

Inaside Chicago Dance

Chicago, IL

773.296.4909

info@inaside.org

inaside.org

Partial Summer Intensive

Amount: Less than $250 (300)

Pays for: Tuition for dance instruction workshop

Deadline: August 7, 2016; auditions at end of Inaside summer intensive

Full Scholarship for Summer Intensive 2017

Amount: $250–$500 (100)

Pays for: Tuition for dance instruction workshop

Deadline: August 7, 2016; auditions at end of Inaside summer intensive

International Dance Festival@Silicon Valley

Mountain View, CA

Contact: Leslie Friedman

650.969.4110

livelyfoundation@sbcglobal.net

livelyfoundation.org

Amount: $250–$500 (M/N)

Pays for: Tuition pays artist/teacher's free home-stay in IDF@SV neighborhood

Deadline: June 1 annually; extension by request

J5 Center of Contemporary Arts

Saint Charles, MO

Contact: Juliuna Garwood

636.443.3406

j5cca@yahoo.com

j5cca.com

Amount: $1,000–$5,000 (M) (3)

Pays for: Choreography, tuition

Deadline: May 1, 2017; summer, fall & spring

Joffrey Academy of Dance, Official School of The Joffrey Ballet

Chicago, IL

312.784.4600

reception@joffrey.org

joffrey.org/academy

Joffrey Academy of Dance (M/N)

Amount: $1,000–$5,000 (varies)

Pays for: Tuition

Deadline: Varies by program

Long Lake Camp for the Arts

Long Lake, NY

Contact: Geoff Burnett

914.693.7111

marc@longlakecamp.com

longlakecamp.com/dance-camp

Long Lake Camp, 3rd Session Dance Scholarship (N)

Amount: $500–$1,000 (10)

Pays for: Partial tuition for 3rd 3-week session

Deadline: Open until all have been awarded; call for details

The Louisville Ballet School

Louisville, KY

502.583.3150

school@louisvilleballet.org

louisvilleballet.org/danceschool

Work-Study Program (N)

Amount: $250–$500 (approx. 15)

Pays for: Tuition

Deadline: August 13, 2016

Fellowship Program (M)

Amount: $500–$1,000 (approx. 15)

Pays for: Tuition

Deadline: August 13, 2016

Manhattan Youth Ballet

New York, NY

Contact: Erin Fogarty

212.787.1178

mybnetwork@manhattanmovement.com

manhattanyouthballet.org

Benny Caiola Men of Merit Scholarship (M/N)

Amount: $1,000–$5,000 (25)

Pays for: Choreography, tuition

Rose Caiola Scholarship (M/N)

Amount: $1,000–$5,000 (50)

Pays for: Tuition

Deadline: September 12, 2016

Marblehead School of Ballet

Marblehead, MA

Contact: Paula K. Shiff

781.631.6262

msb@havetodance.com

havetodance.com/marblehead

Ruth N. Shiff Memorial Fund (M/N)

Amount: $500–$1,000 (6)

Pays for: Tuition

Deadline: Rolling

Martha Graham School

New York, NY

Contact: Brigid Pierce

212.229.9200

info@marthagraham.org

marthagraham.org

Graham 2 Scholarship (M)

Amount: $1,000–$5,000 (12–14)

Pays for: Tuition

Deadline: Rolling

Graham School Work-for-Study (M/N)

Amount: $1,000–$5,000 (8–10)

Pays for: Tuition

Deadline: Rolling

Metropolitan Ballet Academy & Company

Jenkintown, PA

Contact: Lisa Collins Vidnovic

215.663.1665

collinsvidnovic@verizon.net

metropolitanballetcompany.org

MBA Scholarship Awards (N)

Amount: $500–$1,000 (5)

Pays for: Tuition

Deadline: Audition by written request

MBA Boys' Scholarship Program (M/N)

Amount: $1,000–$5,000 (60)

Pays for: Tuition

Deadline: Audition by appointment; annual open audition in June

MBA Merit Scholarship (M)

Amount: $1,000–$5,000 (1)

Pays for: Tuition

Deadline: Awarded annually by faculty

Miami City Ballet School

Miami Beach, FL

Contact: Christina Soto

305.929.7007

school@miamicityballet.org

miamicityballet.org

Amount: $5,000–$10,000 (M) (varies by program)

Pays for: Tuition

Deadline: Rolling

Mystic Ballet Inc.

Stonington, CT

Contact: Desiree Subotic

860.536.3671

info@mysticballet.org

mysticballet.org

Amount: $10,000–$25,000 (M/N) (12+)

Pays for: Tuition

Deadline: Per season

Neglia Conservatory of Ballet

Buffalo, NY

Contact: Kimberly Nicosia

716.447.0401

info@negliaballet.org

negliaballet.org

Jose Neglia Scholarship (N)

Amount: $250–$500 (10)

Pays for: Tuition

Deadline: July 31, 2016

Jose Neglia Scholarship (M/N)

Amount: $500–$1,000 (10)

Pays for: Tuition

Deadline: July 31, 2016

Jose Neglia Scholarship (M/N)

Amount: $1,000–$5,000 (5)

Pays for: Tuition

Deadline: July 31, 2016

The New Ballet School

San Jose, CA

408.352.5616

school@newballetschool.org

newballetschool.org

Amount: $250–$500 (M/N) (varies)

Pays for: Tuition

Deadline: Dependent on program

Next Generation Ballet

Tampa, FL

Contact: Claire Florio

813.222.1263

danceprogram@strazcenter.org

nextgenerationballet.org

Amount: $500–$1,000 (M/N) (100+)

Pays for: Tuition

Deadline: July & rolling

Northeast Atlanta Ballet

Lilburn, GA

Contact: Jennifer Gordon

770.921.7277

balletensemble@yahoo.com

northeastatlantaballet.org

Amount: $1,000–$5,000 (M) (10)

Pays for: Tuition for male dancers ages 8+

Northwest Dance Intensive Summer Study

Olympia, WA

Contact: Jehrin Alexandria

877.222.4609

info@northwestdanceintensive.com

northwestdanceintensive.com

Amount: $250–$500 (M/N) (10)

Pays for: Tuition

Deadline: Available yearly

Amount: $500–$1,000 (M/N) (4)

Pays for: Tuition

Deadline: Available yearly

Nutmeg Ballet Conservatory

Torrington, CT

Contact: Lisa Lopez

860.482.4413 x304

llopez@nutmegconservatory.org

nutmegballet.org

Amount: $5,000–$10,000 (N) (varies)

Pays for: Room & board, tuition

Deadline: July 1, 2017 (priority), rolling until September 1, 2017

Summer Dance Scholarship (N)

Amount: $500–$1,000

Pays for: Tuition

Deadline: March 1, 2018 (priority)

Odyssey Dance Theatre

Highland, UT

Contact: Candice Taylor

801.756.7160

thepointeacademy@gmail.com

thepointeacademy.com

Odyssey 2 (M)

Amount: $250–$500 (13)

Pays for: Competition, tuition

Deadline: May

Olympic Ballet School

Edmonds, WA

Contact: Oleg Gorboulev

425.774.7570

oleg@olympicballet.com

olympicballet.com

Oleg Gorboulev (M)

Amount: $1,000–$5,000 (5)

Pays for: Tuition

Deadline: September 5, 2016

Pas de Deux Dance Studio

Saint Paul, MN

Contact: Miss Zachari

651.731.2966

studio@pasdedeuxdance.com

pasdedeuxdance.com

Boy's Scholarship (M)

Amount: Less than $250 (varies)

Pays for: Tuition

Deadline: August

New to Pas de Deux (M)

Amount: Less than $250 (varies)

Pays for: Tuition

Deadline: August

Peninsula Ballet Theatre

San Mateo, CA

Contact: Mimi Lonsdorf

650.342.3262

mlonsdorf@peninsulaballet.org

peninsulaballet.org

Amount: $250–$500 (N) (limited)

Pays for: Partial tuition

Deadline: Rolling

Pennsylvania Academy of Ballet Society

Narberth, PA

Contact: Melinda Pendleton

610.664.3455

info@paacademyofballet.com

paacademyofballet.com

PABS Apprenticeship (M)

Amount: $1,000–$5,000 (2–3)

Pays for: Tuition

Deadline: September 1, 2016

Peridance Capezio Center

New York, NY

Contact: Nikki Holck

212.505.0886

info@peridance.com

peridance.com

BLUEPRINT Intensive Scholarship (M)

Amount: $250–$500 (10)

Pays for: Tuition

Deadline: Mid-April

Certificate Program Scholarship (M/N)

Amount: $1,000–$5,000 (10)

Pays for: Tuition

Deadline: Mid-April

Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre School

Pittsburgh, PA

412.281.6727

pbtschool@pittsburghballet.org

pbt.org/school

Amount: $500–$1,000 (M) (5–10)

Pays for: Tuition

Deadline: According to acceptance letter

Amount: $500–$1,000 (N) (5–10)

Pays for: Tuition

Deadline: August 10

Amount: $1,000–$5,000 (M) (5–10)

Pays for: Tuition

Deadline: According to acceptance letter

Amount: $1,000–$5,000 (M/N) (5–10)

Pays for: Tuition

Deadline: August 10

Amount: $5,000–$10,000 (M) (3–5)

Pays for: Tuition

Deadline: According to acceptance letter

The Portland Ballet

Portland, OR

Contact: Kate Andries

503.452.8448

kate@theportlandballet.org

theportlandballet.org

Amount: $300–$4,000 (M/N) (varies)

Pays for: Tuition

Deadline: Rolling

Portland Youth Dance

Portland, ME

Contact: Elizabeth

207.871.1013

elizabeth@portlandyouthdance.com

portlandyouthdance.com

Amount: $500–$1,000 (N) (depends on available annual funds)

Pays for: Tuition for one class at Casco Bay Movers Dance Studio

Deadline: July 31, 2016

Amount: $1,000–$5,000 (N) (depends on available annual funds)

Pays for: Choreography, competition, costumes, travel, tuition

Deadline: July 31, 2016

Premiere Division

New York, NY

Contact: Nadege Hottier

718.635.1060

info@premieredivision.org

premieredivision.org

Amount: $1,000–$5,000 (M/N) (2)

Pays for: Tuition

Deadline: August 20, 2016

Revolutionary Principles of Movement (RPM)

Monkton, MD

Contact: Cheryl Ale

410.627.2913

cheryl@ballet4everybody.com

ballet4everybody.com

RPM Trainings (N)

Amount: $250–$500 (5)

Pays for: Tuition for teacher and student training seminars

Deadline: Rolling

RIOULT Dance NY

New York, NY

212.398.5901

info@rioult.org

rioult.org/school/intensives

RIOULT Dance NY Scholarships for Intensives (M/N)

Amount: Less than $250 (10)

Pays for: Tuition

The Rock School for Dance Education

Philadelphia, PA

215.551.7010

info@therockschool.org

therockschool.org

Amount: $5,000–$10,000 (M) (varies)

Pays for: Academics, competition, tuition

Deadline: Rolling

Rocky Mountain Ballet Theatre

Missoula, MT

Contact: Charlene Campbell Carey

406.549.5155

info@rmbt.org

rmbt.org

Vienna International Ballet Experience—VIBE USA (M/N)

Amount: Less than $250 (10)

Pays for: Competition, tuition

Deadline: October 31, 2016

Amount: $250–$500 (M/N) (2)

Pays for: Tuition

Deadline: August 15, 2016

Ruth Page Center for the Arts

Chicago, IL

Contact: Suzy Robertson

312.337.6543

suzyrobertson@ruthpage.org

ruthpage.org

Ruth Page School of Dance (M/N)

Amount: $250–$500 (1–4 yearly)

Pays for: Tuition

Deadline: Rolling

Santa Clara Ballet Association

Santa Clara, CA

Contact: Josefa Villanueva Reyes

408.247.9178

santaclara.ballet@sbcglobal.net

santaclaraballet.org

Amount: $500–$1,000 (M/N) (varies)

Pays for: Tuition

The School at Jacob's Pillow

Becket, MA

Contact: Patsy Garcia

413.243.9919

info@jacobspillow.org

jacobspillow.org

Jacob's Pillow Scholarships (M/N)

Amount: $1,000–$5,000 (as many as possible)

Pays for: Tuition, mostly partial

Deadline: March 18, 2017

The School at Steps

New York, NY

Contact: Kate Thomas

212.874.3678

kate@stepsnyc.com

stepsnyc.com/school

Summer Intensive (M/N)

Amount: $1,000–$5,000 (1–5)

Pays for: Tuition

Deadline: April 2017

Pre-Professional Program (M/N)

Amount: $5,000–$10,000 (5–10)

Pays for: Tuition

Deadline: August 1, 2016

School of Alberta Ballet

Calgary, AB

Canada

403.245.2274 x711

calgarystudios@albertaballet.com

schoolofalbertaballet.com

Financial Aid (N)

Amount: $5,000–$10,000

Pays for: Tuition

Deadline: See website

Boys' Scholarship

Amount: $10,000–$25,000

Pays for: Tuition

Talent Scholarship (M)

Amount: $10,000–$25,000

Pays for: Tuition

Deadline: March 1, 2017

The School of Ballet Arizona

Phoenix, AZ

Contact: Alison Morse

602.381.0188

school@balletaz.org

balletaz.org/school

Financial Assistance Scholarship (N)

Amount: $500–$1,000 (10)

Pays for: Tuition

Deadline: July 30, 2016

David Hallberg Scholarship for Boys (M/N)

Amount: $1,000–$5,000 (10)

Pays for: Tuition

Deadline: By audition only

Ib Andersen Scholarship (M)

Amount: $1,000–$5,000 (10)

Pays for: Tuition

Deadline: By audition only

The School of Pennsylvania Ballet

Philadelphia, PA

Contact: Joanne Smith

215.587.6942

jsmith@paballet.org

paballet.org/school

The Herbert and Joyce Kean Scholarship Fund for Boys (M/N)

Amount: $1,000–$5,000

Pays for: Tuition

The School of the Hamburg Ballet John Neumeier

Hamburg, Germany

Contact: Indrani Delmaine

+49.40.21.11.88.31

indrani.delmaine@hamburgballett.de

hamburgballet-school.de

Amount: $1,000–$5,000 (M/N) (varies)

Pays for: Accommodation, tuition

Deadline: Upon school admission

South Shore Ballet Theatre

Hanover, MA

Contact: Marthavan McKeon

781.312.7224

ballet@southshoreballettheatre.com

southshoreballettheatre.com

Isabel Mallon Scholarship (M/N)

Amount: $250–$500 (2)

Pays for: Tuition

Deadline: July

Steps on Broadway

New York, NY

Contact: Mindy Upin

212.874.2410

mindy@stepsnyc.com

stepsnyc.com

Summer Study NYC: A Contemporary Intensive (M/N)

Amount: $1,000–$5,000 (2–5)

Pays for: Tuition

Deadline: Rolling

Steps Conservatory Program (M/N)

Amount: $5,000–$10,000 (2–5)

Pays for: Tuition

Deadline: Rolling

Tap Fever Studios

San Diego, CA

Contact: Larisa Hall

858.456.7301

info@tapfever.com

tapfever.com

Amount: Less than $250 (M/N) (25)

Pays for: Tuition

Deadline: Rolling

Tap Kids Summer Intensive

Burlington, VT

Contact: Lisa Hopkins

914.374.0066

lisa@nystage.com

tkintensive.com

Amount: $250–$500 (M/N) (TBD)

Pays for: Tuition

Deadline: Rolling

Thodos Dance Chicago

Chicago, IL

Contact: Kate Weatherly

312.266.6255

kate.weatherly@thodosdancechicago.org

thodosdancechicago.org

College/Pro Intensive, Partial Scholarship (M)

Amount: $250–$500

Pays for: Tuition

Deadline: See website

Teen Intensive, Partial Scholarship (M)

Amount: $250–$500

Pays for: Tuition

Deadline: See website

College/Pro Intensive, Full Scholarship (M)

Amount: $500–$1,000

Pays for: Tuition

Deadline: See website

Teen Intensive, Full Scholarship (M)

Amount: $500–$1,000

Pays for: Tuition

Deadline: See website

Thomas Armour Youth Ballet

Miami, FL

Contact: Ruth Wiesen

305.667.5543

ruth@taballet.org

thomasarmouryouthballet.org

Amount: $500–$1,000 (N) (5)

Pays for: Tuition

Tulsa Ballet Center for Dance Education

Tulsa, OK

Contact: Colleen Lahti

918.749.6030

education@tulsaballet.org

tulsaballet.org

Financial Aid Scholarship (N)

Amount: $500–$1,000 (5–10)

Pays for: Tuition

Deadline: August 1, 2016

Merit Scholarship (M)

Amount: $1,000–$5,000 (1–3)

Pays for: Tuition

Deadline: August 1, 2016

Turning Pointe Music and Dance Center

Cornelius, NC

Contact: Jennifer Phelps

704.997.9256

jphelps@dancelkn.com

dancelkn.com

Amount: $500–$1,000 (M/N) (2)

Pays for: Tuition for male dancers only

Deadline: August 30, 2016

Vancouver Tap Dance Society

Vancouver, BC

Canada

Contact: Natalie Marshik

604.253.0293

admin@vantapdance.com

vantapdance.com

Jeni LeGon Tap Festival Scholarship (M/N)

Amount: $250–$500 (2)

Pays for: Tuition for Vancouver International Tap Festival (September 2–4)

Deadline: August 1, 2016

Tap Academy Scholarship (M/N)

Amount: $500–$1,000 (4)

Pays for: Tuition

Deadline: September 1, 2016

Walnut Hill School for the Arts

Natick, MA

Contact: Lela Paultre

508.650.5020

admissions@walnuthillarts.org

walnuthillarts.org

Summer Dance Scholarship (M)

Amount: $1,000–$5,000

Pays for: Tuition

Deadline: January 2017

Dance Department Financial Aid (N)

Amount: $10,000–$25,000

Pays for: Tuition

Deadline: February 1, 2017, rolling until September 1, 2017

Zenon Dance Company and School, Inc.

Minneapolis, MN

Contact: Danielle Robinson-Prater

612.338.1101

danielle@zenondance.org

zenondance.org

Zenon Dance Zone

Amount: Less than $250 (unlimited)

Pays for: Tuition

Deadline: Rolling

Competitions/Conventions

ADC/IBC

Lake Mary, FL

407.529.6729

adcibc@live.com

adcibc.com

American Ballet Theatre (M)

Amount: $1,000–$5,000 (5)

Pays for: Tuition for summer program

Deadline: Apply/register for competition by cut-off date

Ballet West (M)

Amount: $1,000–$5,000 (20)

Pays for: Tuition for summer program or year-round professional program

Deadline: Apply/register for competition by cut-off date

Boston Ballet (M)

Amount: $1,000–$5,000 (1)

Pays for: Tuition for summer program

Deadline: Apply/register for competition by cut-off date

Houston Ballet (M)

Amount: $1,000–$5,000 (7)

Pays for: Tuition for summer program, short-term scholarship, or year-round program

Deadline: Apply/register for competition by cut-off date

Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre (M)

Amount: $1,000–$5,000 (8)

Pays for: Tuition for summer program or year-round professional program

Deadline: Apply/register for competition by cut-off date

Additional Opportunities Available

AmeriDance

Westerville, OH

Contact: Rachael Montunnas

614.898.1000

rmontunnas@americheer.com

ameridanceinc.com

Dancer of the Year Scholarship (M)

Amount: $500–$1,000 (1)

Pays for: Tuition

Deadline: March 13, 2017

Artists Simply Human

Sherman Oaks, CA

Contact: Braham Logan Crane

855.ASH.Dance

info@ashproductions.com

ashdance.com

Artists Simply Human Apprentice Runner-Up (M)

Amount: $500–$1,000 (10 per city/per level)

Pays for: Competition, tuition

Artists Simply Human Apprentice (M)

Amount: $1,000–$5,000 (5 per city/per level)

Pays for: Competition, tuition

AMDA (M)

Amount: $10,000–$25,000 (4 per city)

Pays for: Tuition for AMDA College

Broadway Artists Alliance of NYC

New York, NY

Contact: Jeff Shade

212.561.9429

masterclass@broadwayartistsalliance.org

broadwayartistsalliance.org

BAA of NYC Rising Young Artists (M/N)

Amount: $500–$1,000 (12–15)

Pays for: Competition, tuition for NYC musical theater winter & summer intensive programs

Deadline: Rolling

Celebrity Dance Competitions & Conventions

Phoenix, AZ

Contact: Drew Phillip

480.706.8888

celebrity@dancecelebrity.com

dancecelebrity.com

Celebrity Conventions (M)

Amount: $250–$500 (up to 200 yearly)

Pays for: Competition, tuition

Deadline: Awarded at Celebrity events

Steps on Broadway (M)

Amount: $250–$500 (23)

Pays for: Tuition

Deadline: Awarded at Celebrity events

Dean College (M)

Amount: $10,000–$25,000 (10)

Pays for: Tuition

Deadline: Awarded at Celebrity events

Chicago National Association of Dance Masters

Rockford, IL

Contact: Kathy Velasco

815.397.6282

dance@cnadm.com

cnadm.com

Summer Workshop Scholarships (M/N)

Amount: Less than $250 (25)

Pays for: Tuition for selected CNADM summer workshops

Deadline: April 1, 2017

Yvonne Brown Collodi College Scholarship (M)

Amount: $1,000–$5,000 (4)

Pays for: College tuition

Deadline: June 1, 2017

Dance Showcase USA

Dallas/Fort Worth, TX

Contact: Glenda Boenig

817.572.6617

glenda@danceshowcaseusa.com

danceshowcaseusa.com

Amount: $500 (1)

Pays for: College expenses, tuition

Deadline: June 1, 2017

Dance USA Performing Arts Championships

Las Vegas, NV

Contact: Tiffanie Kalisz

702.242.9699

danceusa@cox.net

danceusadance.com

ARTS—America's Rising Talent Scholarship (M/N)

Amount: Less than $250 (1 per Nationals)

Pays for: Choreography, competition, travel, tuition; discretionary funds for dance-related needs

Deadline: Awarded at each Nationals

Jr. Overall Workshop Scholarship (M)

Amount: Less than $250 (1 per Nationals)

Pays for: Choreography, competition, travel, tuition; discretionary funds for dance-related needs

Deadline: Awarded at each Nationals

Mark Marino Scholarship (M)

Amount: $250–$500 (1 per Nationals)

Pays for: Choreography, competition, travel, tuition; discretionary funds for dance-related needs

Deadline: Awarded at each Nationals

Sr. Overall Workshop Scholarship (M)

Amount: Less than $250 (1 per Nationals)

Pays for: Choreography, competition, travel, tuition; discretionary funds for dance-related needs

Deadline: Awarded at each Nationals

Dupree Dance

Keller, TX

Contact: Kari Anderson

888.498.2998

dupree@dupreedance.com

dupreedance.com

Regional Convention Scholarship (M)

Amount: Less than $250 (40–50 per event)

Pays for: Tuition

Deadline: Audition at every regional or summer intensive event on tour

All Star Scholarship (M)

Amount: $250–$500 (4–8 per event)

Pays for: Tuition

Deadline: Audition at every regional or summer intensive event on tour

Groove Dance Competition

Ocean Township, NJ

Contact: Jennifer Swanchara

732.579.0737

information@groovecompetition.com

groovecompetition.com

Groove Competition Scholarship

Amount: Less than $250

Pays for: Competition; for selected Junior, Teen & Senior soloists

Deadline: Awarded at regional competitions

Groove Convention Scholarship

Amount: Less than $250

Pays for: Competition; for selected dancers from 12 & under and 13 & over convention classes

Deadline: Awarded at conventions

Hollywood Summer Tour Scholarship

Amount: $250–$500

Pays for: Tuition for Hollywood Summer Tour

Deadline: Awarded at conventions & regional competitions

Headliners Dance Championships

Randolph, NJ

Contact: Shari Tomasiello

973.927.8007

shari@headlinerscompetition.com

headlinerscompetition.com

Amount: $500–$1,000 (M) (20)

Pays for: Competition, tuition

Deadline: Awarded at Nationals

Dean College School of Dance (M)

Amount: $5,000–$10,000 (8)

Pays for: Tuition

Deadline: Awarded at Nationals

Legacy Dance Championships

East Islip, NY

Contact: David Sanders

631.224.1836

legacydancechampionships@yahoo.com

legacydancechampionships.com

ASH Conventions (M)

Amount: Less than $250 (3 per weekend)

Pays for: Half tuition for ASH in recipient's city of choice

Broadway Dance Center (M)

Amount: Less than $250 (5 per weekend)

Pays for: Tuition for 5 free classes at Broadway Dance Center in NYC

Hollywood Summer Tour (M)

Amount: $250–$500 (5 per weekend)

Pays for: Tuition for Hollywood Summer Tour

NYCDA (M)

Amount: $250–$500 (2 per weekend)

Pays for: Full tuition for NYCDA in recipient's city of choice

M & I Arts & Academic College Scholarship (M/N)

Amount: $1,000 (3 yearly)

Pays for: Tuition for college

Deadline: July 1

National YoungArts Foundation

Miami, FL

305.377.1140

apply@youngarts.org

youngarts.org

Amount: $250 (M) (approx. 300)

Pays for: Competition, discretionary funds

Deadline: October 14, 2016

Amount: $1,000–$10,000 (M) (approx. 170)

Pays for: Competition, discretionary funds

Deadline: October 14, 2016

NRG danceProject

Beverly Hills, CA

Contact: Rustin Matthew

877.909.4674

nrgdanceproject@gmail.com

nrgdanceproject.com

Future Force Nationals (M)

Amount: $250–$500 (1 per age division, per city)

Pays for: Tuition

Future Force Single City (M)

Amount: $250–$500 (1 per age division, per city)

Pays for: Tuition

Electro Tap Year Round (M)

Amount: $1,000–$5,000 (1 per age division, per city)

Pays for: Tuition

Future Force Prodigy (M)

Amount: $1,000–$5,000 (1 per age division, per city)

Pays for: Tuition

Future Force Year-Long (M)

Amount: $1,000–$5,000 (1 per age division, per city)

Pays for: Tuition

NYLA Dance Conventions & Competitions

Hammond, LA

Contact: Skip Costa

212.222.2772

dance@nyladance.com

nyladance.com

Rita Hewitt Award for Inspired Choreography (M)

Amount: Less than $250 (2) & $250–$500 (2)

Pays for: Choreography, tuition

Deadline: Awarded at June Nationals

Steve Bielecki Emotional Performance Award (M)

Amount: Less than $250 (2)

Pays for: Competition, tuition

Deadline: Awarded at June Nationals

Quest Intensive LLC

New York, NY

Contact: Brandon Girouard

646.590.0780

bgirouard@questintensive.com

questintensive.com

Encore DCS (M)

Amount: Less than $250 (1 per participant)

Pays for: Competition, tuition

Deadline: Awarded at Quest Intensive event

Headliners Competition (M)

Amount: Less than $250 (varies by city)

Pays for: Competition, tuition

Deadline: Awarded at Quest Intensive event

Spotlight Dance Cup

Eagle, ID

Contact: Chris Behrens

208.939.2015

chris@spotlightevents.com

spotlightevents.com

Sharing the Spotlight (M)

Amount: $1,000–$5,000 (based on entries)

Pays for: Tuition for higher education

Deadline: 10 days prior to regional event

Stage One Productions

Norman, OK

Contact: Amy Frederick

405.573.7733

director@stageonedance.com

stageonedance.com

Amount: Less than $250 (M) (14 yearly)

Pays for: Competition, tuition for The One Dance Intensive in current year

Amount: Less than $250 (M) (90 at National finals)

Pays for: Competition, tuition for Broadway Dance Center; to be used the following year

Amount: $250–$500 (M) (36)

Pays for: Competition, tuition; to be used the following year

Starpower Talent Competition

Edgewater, MD

Contact: Noelle Packett

301.870.9550

noelle@starpowertalent.com

starpowertalent.com

Amount: $1,000 (N) (1–2)

Pays for: Choreography, tuition for college of choice

Deadline: June 1

Sydney Eisteddfod

Sydney, Australia

+61.2.9261.8366

info@sydneyeisteddfod.com.au

sydneyeisteddfod.com.au

Robert & Elizabeth Albert Sydney Eisteddfod Junior Classical Ballet Scholarship (14 & 15 years) (M)

Amount: $5,000–$10,000 (1)

Pays for: Tuition

Deadline: Registration

Talent On Parade

Haysville, KS

Contact: Kimberly McCluer

316.522.4836

audra@talentonparade.com

talentonparade.com

Dance Directive (M)

Amount: Less than $250 (unlimited)

Pays for: Competition, tuition

Holiday Spectacular Scholarships (M)

Amount: Less than $250 (unlimited)

Pays for: Competition, tuition; for duet/trios

Deadline: Awarded at regional & national events

Pre-Pro (M)

Amount: Less than $250 (unlimited)

Pays for: Tuition; must be redeemed by June of the intensives season in Branson, MO

Deadline: Awarded at every event; by invitation only, for ages 9–13

Solo Challenge (M)

Amount: $50 (unlimited)

Pays for: Competition, tuition for Solo Challenge in Wichita, KS, every August

Deadline: Awarded at regional & national competitions

Go Pro (M)

Amount: $250–$500 (unlimited)

Pays for: Tuition; must be redeemed by June of the intensives season in Branson, MO

Deadline: Awarded at every event; by invitation only, for Elite Dancers

Additional Opportunities Available

Tremaine Dance Conventions and Competitions

North Hollywood, CA

Contact: Tommy Peel

818.988.8006

conventions@tremainedance.com

tremainedance.com

Tremaine Dance Conventions, Inc. (M/N)

Amount: $250–$500 (32 per city)

Pays for: Competition, tuition

Deadline: Per city event

Triple Threat Dance Convention

Bowen Island, CA

Contact: Carolina Lancaster Castellino

604.594.1303

info@triplethreatdance.com

triplethreatdance.com

Amount: $250–$500 (M) (48)

Pays for: Competition, tuition

Deadline: Awarded at each convention

World Dance Movement—The International Workshop

New York, NY

Contact: Daniela Lorli or Michèle Assaf

212.582.1090

info@worlddancemovement.com

worlddancemovement.com

Amount: Less than $250 (M) (4)

Pays for: Competition, tuition

Deadline: December 31, 2016

Amount: Less than $250 (N) (4)

Pays for: Competition, tuition

Deadline: December 31, 2016

Higher Education

Adelphi University

Garden City, NY

516.877.4250

frisk-fox@adelphi.edu

dance.adelphi.edu/bfa-in-dance

Dance Talent Scholarship (M)

Amount: $7,500–$25,000

Pays for: Tuition for accepted dance majors

Deadline: Rolling

Alonzo King LINES Ballet BFA Program at Dominican University of California

San Rafael, CA

Contact: Marina Hotchkiss

415.863.3040 x281

marina@linesballet.org

bfa.linesballet.org/about

Amount: $1,000–$5,000 (N) (varies)

Pays for: Tuition

Deadline: Varies

Amount: $10,000–$25,000 (M) (varies)

Pays for: Tuition

Deadline: March 1

AMDA College and Conservatory of the Performing Arts

Los Angeles, CA, & New York, NY

Contact: Mark Ruggiero

800.367.7908

info@amda.edu

amda.edu

AMDA Grant (M)

Amount: $1,000–$5,000 (1,686)

Pays for: Tuition

Deadline: Rolling

AMDA Scholarship (M)

Amount: $1,000–$5,000 (2,643)

Pays for: Tuition

Deadline: Rolling

Anne Arundel Community College

Arnold, MD

Contact: Lynda Fitzgerald

410.777.7021

lpfitzgerald@aacc.edu

aacc.edu/dance

Leonard N. Plavin Scholarship for Dance (M/N)

Amount: $250–$500 (2–3)

Pays for: Tuition

Deadline: December 15, 2016

Antioch University New England

Keene, NH

Contact: Jen Fritz

800.552.8380

admissions.ane@antioch.edu

antiochne.edu/applied-psychology/dance-movement-therapy

Howard M. and Sondra D. Bender Scholarship for Dance/Movement Therapy (M/N)

Amount: $500–$1,000 (4)

Pays for: Tuition

Deadline: September 1, 2016

Ball State University Department of Theatre and Dance

Muncie, IN

Contact: Andrea Sadler

765.285.8740

amsadler@bsu.edu

bsu.edu/dance

Talent Scholarships (M/N)

Amount: $1,000–$5,000 (7–10)

Pays for: Tuition

Deadline: February 1, 2017

Presidential Scholarships in the Arts (M/N)

Amount: $10,000–$25,000 (7–10)

Pays for: Tuition

Deadline: February 1, 2017

Belhaven University

Jackson, MS

Contact: Megan Voos

601.965.1400

mvoos@belhaven.edu

belhaven.edu/dance

Dance Scholarship (M/N)

Amount: $10,000–$25,000 (25–35)

Pays for: Tuition

Deadline: Rolling

Brenau University

Gainesville, GA

Contact: Nichole Budd

770.538.4764

danceinfo@brenau.edu

brenau.edu/fineartshumanities/dance-department

Amount: $1,000–$5,000 (M) (varies)

Pays for: Tuition

Deadline: Rolling

Butler University Department of Dance

Indianapolis, IN

Contact: Larry Attaway

317.940.9346

lattaway@butler.edu

butler.edu

Dance Merit Awards (M)

Amount: $10,000–$25,000 (varies)

Pays for: Tuition

Deadline: Rolling

California Institute of the Arts (CalArts), Sharon Disney Lund School of Dance

Valencia, CA

Contact: Ebony Ruffin

661.253.7771

eruffin@calarts.edu

dance.calarts.edu

Various

Amount: $10,000–$25,000

Pays for: Tuition

Deadline: January 5, 2017

California State University, Fullerton

Fullerton, CA

Contact: Debra Noble

657.278.5063

danceprogram@fullerton.edu

fullerton.edu/arts/theatredance/dance

Theatre and Dance Department Scholarships (M/N)

Amount: Less than $250 (10–15)

Pays for: Tuition, competition

Deadline: October 1, 2016

Amount: Less than $250 (25–50)

Pays for: Tuition

Deadline: March 12, 2017

Amount: $250–$500 (25–50)

Pays for: Tuition

Deadline: March 12, 2017

Carthage College

Kenosha, WI

Contact: Stacy Pottinger

262.551.5859

finearts@carthage.edu

carthage.edu/dance

Dance Minor Service Scholarship (M)

Amount: $1,000–$5,000 (7)

Pays for: Tuition

Deadline: February 20, 2017

Chapman University, College of Performing Arts

Orange, CA

714.744.7040

dance@chapman.edu

chapman.edu/dance

Chapman University Chancellor's Scholarship (M)

Amount: $10,000–$25,000 (varies)

Pays for: Tuition

Deadline: January 15

Chapman University Dean's Scholarship (M)

Amount: $10,000–$25,000 (varies)

Pays for: Tuition

Deadline: January 15

Chapman University Financial Aid (N)

Amount: $10,000–$25,000 (varies)

Pays for: Tuition

Deadline: January 15

Talent Scholarships (M)

Amount: $10,000–$25,000 (varies)

Pays for: Tuition

Deadline: January 15

Chapman University Presidential Scholarship (M)

Amount: $25,000–$100,000 (varies)

Pays for: Tuition

Deadline: January 15

Coker College

Hartsville, SC

Contact: Angela M. Gallo

843.383.8381

agallo@coker.edu

coker.edu/academics/programs/dept-dance-music-theatre/dance

Dance Scholarship (M)

Amount: $500–$1,000 (varies)

Pays for: Tuition

Deadline: April 25, 2017

Talent Scholarship (M/N)

Amount: $1,000–$5,000 (varies)

Pays for: Tuition

Deadline: April 25, 2017

College at Brockport, SUNY

Brockport, NY

585.395.2153

dance@brockport.edu

brockport.edu/dance

Friends of Brockport Dance (M)

Amount: $500–$1,000 (up to 5)

Pays for: Tuition

Deadline: May 1

President's/Dean's Scholarship (M)

Amount: $1,000–$5,000 (unlimited)

Pays for: Tuition

Deadline: Rolling

Columbia College Dance

Columbia, SC

Contact: Marcy Jo Yonkey-Clayton

803.786.3490

mjyonkey@columbiasc.edu

columbiasc.edu/academics/arts-a-communication-studies/dance-program

Amount: $10,000–$25,000 (M/N) (approx. 75 percent of applicants)

Pays for: Tuition

Deadline: February 10, 2017

Community College of Baltimore County

Essex, MD

Contact: Tommy Parlon

443.840.1127

tparlon@ccbcmd.edu

ccbcmd.edu/dance

The MacDonald Family Scholarship for Dance (M)

Amount: $250–$500 (2)

Pays for: Tuition

Deadline: Rolling

The Bill Grauel Family Scholarship for the Performing Arts (M)

Amount: $500–$1,000 (2)

Pays for: Tuition

Deadline: Rolling

Cornish College of the Arts

Seattle, WA

Contact: Sharron Starling

206.726.5017

sstarling@cornish.edu

cornish.edu

Amount: $10,000–$25,000 (M) (varies)

Pays for: Tuition

Deadline: February 1, 2017

Cottey College

Nevada, MO

Contact: Jo Byrnes

417.667.6333 x2250

jbyrnes@cottey.edu

cottey.edu

Amount: $1,000–$5,000 (M) (3–4)

Pays for: Tuition

Deadline: February 1, 2017

Cowley College

Arkansas City, KS

Contact: Lindsay Sanderholm

620.441.5301

lindsay.sanderholm@cowley.edu

cowleytigers.com

Danceline/Lindsay Sanderholm

Amount: $1,000–$5,000 (16–18)

Pays for: Competition, travel, tuition

DeSales University

Center Valley, PA

Contact: Timothy Cowart

610.282.1100

timothy.cowart@desales.edu

blogs.desales.edu

Amount: $500–$1,000 (M/N) (10)

Pays for: Tuition

Summer Dance Intensive (M)

Amount: $250–$500 (10)

Pays for: Tuition

Deadline: June 1

Drexel University

Philadelphia, PA

Contact: Miriam Giguere

215.895.4914

mgg22@drexel.edu

drexel.edu/westphal/academics/undergraduate/danc

Performing Arts Scholarship (M)

Amount: $1,000–$5,000

Pays for: Tuition

Deadline: Audition date

East Carolina University

Greenville, NC

Contact: John Dixon

252.737.2530

dixonj@ecu.edu

ecu.edu/theatredance

Friends of Theatre and Dance Scholarship (M)

Amount: $500–$1,000 (varies)

Pays for: Discretionary funds; choreography, competition, travel, tuition

Deadline: February 1, 2017

Lynette Dorn and George H. Johnson, Jr., Scholarship (M)

Amount: $500–$1,000 (varies)

Pays for: Discretionary funds; choreography, competition, travel, tuition

Deadline: February 1, 2017

Marie Wallace Scholarship (M)

Amount: $500–$1,000 (varies)

Pays for: Discretionary funds; choreography, competition, travel, tuition

Deadline: February 1, 2017

Mavis Ray Dance Scholarship (M)

Amount: $500–$1,000 (varies)

Pays for: Discretionary funds; choreography, competition, travel, tuition

Deadline: February 1, 2017

East Stroudsburg University

East Stroudsburg, PA

Contact: Elizabeth Gibbons

570.422.3331

egibbons@esu.edu

esu.edu/dance

University Dance Company (M)

Amount: $500–$1,000 (2)

Pays for: Tuition

Eastern Michigan University

Ypsilanti, MI

Contact: Sherry Jerome Wilkinson

734.487.2849

sjerome@emich.edu

emich.edu/dance

Alexander Awards (M)

Amount: $1,000–$5,000 (5)

Pays for: Tuition

Deadline: Must attend a 2017 audition

Elon University Department of Performing Arts Dance Program

Elon, NC

Contact: Lauren Kearns

336.278.5592

lkearns@elon.edu

elon.edu/perarts

Amount: $250–$500 (M) (2–4)

Pays for: Discretionary funds, tuition for accepted dance program students

George Mason University, School of Dance

Fairfax, VA

703.993.1114

dance@gmu.edu

dance.gmu.edu

Mason Dance Talent Scholarship (M)

Amount: $10,000–$25,000 (10)

Pays for: Tuition

Deadline: November 1, 2016

Georgian Court University

Lakewood, NJ

Contact: Silvana Cardell

732.987.2170

scardell@georgian.edu

georgian.edu/dance

Dance Merit Scholarship (M)

Amount: $25,000–$100,000 (6–10)

Pays for: Tuition

Deadline: May 1

Goucher College

Baltimore, MD

Contact: Elizabeth Ahearn

410.337.6399

goucherdance@goucher.edu

goucher.edu/dance

Fine and Performing Arts Scholarship (M)

Amount: $10,000–$25,000 (varies)

Pays for: Tuition

Deadline: December 1, 2016

Grand Canyon University, College of Fine Arts and Production

Phoenix, AZ

Contact: Susannah Keita

602.639.6295

susannah.keita@gcu.edu

gcu.edu/finearts

Dance Performance Scholarship (M)

Amount: $1,000–$5,000 (up to 25 yearly)

Pays for: Tuition

Deadline: April 30, 2017

Gustavus Adolphus College

Saint Peter, MN

800.GUSTAVUS

admission@gustavus.edu

gustavus.edu/theatre-dance/scholarship

Evelyn Anderson Theatre & Dance Scholarship (M)

Amount: $1,000–$5,000 (varies)

Pays for: Tuition

Deadline: November 1 (early action), rolling until January 4

The Hartt School, University of Hartford

West Hartford, CT

860.768.4465

harttadm@hartford.edu

hartford.edu/hartt

Hartt Performing Arts Scholarships (M)

Amount: $10,000–$25,000 (varies)

Pays for: Tuition

Deadline: January 9, 2017

Hillsborough Community College

Tampa, FL

Contact: Christina Acosta

813.253.7623

cacosta@hccfl.edu

hccfl.edu/yc/dance.aspx

Amount: $500–$1,000 (M/N) (10)

Pays for: Books, supplies, tuition

Deadline: Rolling

Hobart and William Smith Colleges

Geneva, NY

315.781.3622

admissions@hws.edu

hws.edu

Janet Seeley Arts Scholarship in Dance (M)

Amount: $10,000–$25,000 (5–7)

Pays for: Tuition

Deadline: January 1, 2017

Hofstra University

Hempstead, NY

Contact: Rachel List

516.463.5661

rachel.list@hofstra.edu

hoftstra.edu/dance

Endowed Dance Award (M/N)

Amount: $250–$500 (1 yearly)

Pays for: Tuition for rising junior dance or dance education major

Deadline: Chosen by dance faculty in May

Stormy Brandenberger Award (M/N)

Amount: $250–$500 (1–2 yearly)

Pays for: Tuition for rising junior dance or dance education major

Deadline: Chosen by dance faculty in May

Lance Westergard Alumni Association Scholarship (M/N)

Amount: $1,000–$5,000 (1 yearly)

Pays for: Tuition for rising junior dance or dance education major

Deadline: Chosen by dance faculty in May

Merit Awards (M/N)

Amount: $1,000–$5,000 (1–5 yearly)

Pays for: Tuition

Deadline: October

Hope College

Holland, MI

Contact: Stephanie Brumels

616.375.7700

brumelss@hope.edu

hope.edu/dance

Distinguished Artist Award (M)

Amount: $5,000–$10,000 (12)

Pays for: Tuition

Deadline: February 20, 2017

Hunter College, CUNY, Arnhold Graduate Dance Education Program

New York, NY

Contact: Kathleen Isaac

212.396.6635

kis@hunter.cuny.edu

hunter.cuny.edu/arnhold-graduate-dance-education-program

Jody Gottfried Arnhold (M/N)

Amount: $1,000–$5,000 (8)

Pays for: Tuition

Deadline: February 15, 2017

Illinois State University

Normal, IL

Contact: Sara Semonis

309.438.8021

ssemoni@ilstu.edu

finearts.illinoisstate.edu/theatre

Merit Scholarship (M)

Amount: $10,000–$25,000 (varies)

Pays for: Tuition

Deadline: February 18, 2017

Talent Scholarship

Amount: $10,000–$25,000 (varies)

Pays for: Tuition

Deadline: February 18, 2017

Indian River State College

Fort Pierce, FL

Contact: Molly Magee

772.462.7692

mmagee@irsc.edu

irscdance.com

Fine Arts (M/N)

Amount: $500–$1,000 (varies, 6–20)

Pays for: Tuition

Deadline: March 1, 2017, & rolling

Indiana University Contemporary Dance

Bloomington, IN

Contact: Elizabeth Shea

812.855.7020

eshea@indiana.edu

indiana.edu/~condance

High School Summer Intensive (M/N)

Amount: $500–$1,000 (3)

Pays for: Tuition

Deadline: May 1, 2017

Freshman Talent Scholarship (M)

Amount: $1,000–$5,000 (3)

Pays for: Tuition

Deadline: February 1, 2017

International Summer Dance

Pittsburgh, PA

Contact: Michael Shahen

412.392.3456

summerdance@pointpark.edu

pointpark.edu/summerdance

Audition Scholarships (M)

Amount: $500–$1,000 (100+, based on audition)

Pays for: Tuition

Iowa State University

Ames, IA

Contact: Janice Baker

515.294.3047

mover@iastate.edu

iowastatedance.org

Iowa State University Dance Program (M)

Amount: $500–$1,000 (1)

Pays for: Tuition for a junior performing arts/dance major

Deadline: Spring

The Juilliard School

New York, NY

212.799.5000

financialaid@juilliard.edu

juilliard.edu/financialaid

Amount: $10,000–$25,000 (M/N) (unlimited)

Pays for: Tuition

Deadline: March 1, 2017

Kent State University

Kent, OH

Contact: Jeffrey Marc Rockland

330.672.0124

jrocklan@kent.edu

kent.edu/theatredance

College of the Arts—Various Sources (M/N)

Amount: Less than $250 (1–10)

Pays for: Tuition for continuing students

Deadline: May 1, 2017

School of Theatre and Dance (M/N)

Amount: $250–$500 (1–10)

Pays for: Tuition for continuing students

Deadline: May 1, 2017

School of Theatre and Dance (M/N)

Amount: $500–$1,000 (1–15)

Pays for: Travel, tuition for international study

Deadline: April 1, 2017

Kent State University Honors College (M)

Amount: $1,000–$5,000 (1–10)

Pays for: Tuition

Deadline: April 1, 2017

School of Theatre and Dance (M)

Amount: $1,000–$5,000 (1–10)

Pays for: Tuition

Deadline: April 1, 2017

Lane Community College

Eugene, OR

Contact: Bonnie Simoa

541.463.5645

simoab@lanecc.edu

lanecc.edu/perarts/dance

Dance Foundation (M/N)

Amount: $250–$500 (varies)

Pays for: Tuition

Deadline: As needed

Dance Talent Grant (M/N)

Amount: $1,000–$5,000 (5)

Pays for: Tuition

Deadline: November 15, 2016

La Roche College

Pittsburgh, PA

Contact: Maria Caruso

412.536.1212

maria.caruso@laroche.edu

laroche.edu

La Roche College Dance Merit Scholarship (M)

Amount: $25,000–$100,000 (10)

Pays for: Tuition

Deadline: Rolling

Marygrove College

Detroit, MI

Contact: Jonathon Cash

313.927.1838

jcash5001@marygrove.edu

dance.marygrove.edu

Talent Award (M/N)

Amount: $1,000–$5,000 (10)

Pays for: Tuition

Deadline: Rolling

Mercyhurst University

Erie, PA

Contact: Dana McMillin

814.824.2202

dmcmillin@mercyhurst.edu

dance.mercyhurst.edu

Dance Merit (M)

Amount: $1,000–$5,000 (5)

Pays for: Tuition

Deadline: Prior to audition

Dance Merit (M)

Amount: $5,000–$10,000 (5)

Pays for: Tuition

Deadline: Prior to audition

Dance Merit (M)

Amount: $10,000–$25,000 (4)

Pays for: Tuition

Deadline: Prior to audition

Mesa Community College

Mesa, AZ

Contact: Tina Rangel

480.461.7597

tina.rangel@mesacc.edu

mesacc.edu/dance

MCC Dance Scholarship (M/N)

Amount: $250–$500 (2)

Pays for: Tuition

Deadline: August 12, 2016

Mills College

Oakland, CA

Contact: Sylvia Nuzzo Philis

510.430.2175

dance@mills.edu

mills.edu

Amount: $5,000–$10,000 (varies)

Pays for: Tuition for MA & MFA applicants

Deadline: February 1, 2017; auditions and/or video submission required

Missouri State University

Springfield, MO

Contact: Sara Brummel

417.836.8441

sarabrummel@missouristate.edu

theatreanddance.missouristate.edu

Departmental (M/N)

Amount: $500–$1,000 (15)

Pays for: Tuition

Deadline: March 1, 2017

Regents (M/N)

Amount: $500–$1,000 (5)

Pays for: Tuition

Deadline: March 1, 2017

Missouri Valley College

Marshall, MO

Contact: Janie Morgan

660.831.4050

morganj@moval.edu

moval.edu/fine_arts/index.php

Performing Arts Scholarship (M/N)

Amount: $10,000–$25,000 (10)

Pays for: Tuition

Deadline: May

Muhlenberg College Theatre & Dance

Allentown, PA

Contact: Karen Dearborn

484.664.3335

dearborn@muhlenberg.edu

muhlenberg.edu/dance

Dexter F. & Dorothy H. Baker Scholarship in Dance (M/N)

Amount: $1,000–$5,000 (1)

Pays for: Tuition

Deadline: Audition by February

Muhlenberg Talent Scholarship (M)

Amount: $1,000–$5,000 (10+)

Pays for: Tuition

Deadline: Audition by February

New York University, Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development

New York, NY

Contact: Yvette Brown

212.998.5030

steinhardt.gradadmissions@nyu.edu

steinhardt.nyu.edu

Susan Carol Hersh Scholarship (N)

Amount: $5,000–$10,000 (1+)

Pays for: Tuition

Deadline: February 1, 2017

21st-Century Scholarship (M/N)

Amount: $10,000–$25,000 (30)

Pays for: Tuition

Deadline: February 1, 2017

New York University, Tisch School of the Arts, Dance Department

New York, NY

Contact: Daria Kendus

212.992.9302

daria.kendus@nyu.edu

nyu.edu

Amount: Less than $250 (varies)

Pays for: Tuition

Ohio Wesleyan University

Delaware, OH

740.368.3846

thtrdnce@owu.edu

dance.owu.edu

Amount: $5,000–$10,000 (M/N) (15 yearly)

Pays for: Tuition

Deadline: March 1, 2017

Oklahoma City University

Oklahoma City, OK

Contact: Katy Rush

405.208.5644

dance@okcu.edu

okcu.edu/dance

Freshman University Academic Merit Scholarship (M)

Amount: $1,000–$5,000 (varies based on ACT/SAT & GPA)

Pays for: Tuition

Deadline: Priority deadline set yearly, usually March 1

Ann Lacy School of American Dance and Entertainment (M)

Amount: $5,000–$10,000 (175 for school; 65 new students)

Pays for: Tuition

Deadline: Early audition, October 14, 2016; spring audition, March 17, 2017

Ottawa University

Ottawa, KS

Contact: Shayla Siebenthall

785.248.2315

shayla.siebenthall@ottawa.edu

ottawabraves.com

Amount: $5,000–$10,000 (M) (10)

Pays for: Competition, travel, tuition

Amount: $10,000–$25,000 (M) (9)

Pays for: Competition, travel, tuition

Pacific University

Forest Grove, OR

Contact: Jennifer Camp

503.352.2134

dance@pacificu.edu

pacificu.edu/future-undergraduate/academics/areas-study/dance

Pacific University/Dance (M)

Amount: $1,000–$5,000 (10)

Pays for: Tuition

Deadline: February 25, 2017

Pensacola State College

Pensacola, FL

Contact: LaVonne French

850.484.1809

lfrench@pensacolastate.edu

pensacolastate.edu

Choreography Award (M)

Amount: Less than $250 (1)

Pays for: Tuition

Deadline: Week of annual June summer dance workshop

Gilbert Tap Award (M)

Amount: Less than $250 (1)

Pays for: Tuition

Deadline: Week of annual June summer dance workshop

Lister Ballet Award (M)

Amount: Less than $250 (1)

Pays for: Tuition

Deadline: Week of annual June summer dance workshop

Spotlight Dancer Award (M)

Amount: Less than $250 (1)

Pays for: Tuition

Deadline: Week of annual June summer dance workshop

Dillon All-Around Dancer (M)

Amount: $250–$500 (1)

Pays for: Tuition

Deadline: Week of annual June summer dance workshop

Point Park University

Pittsburgh, PA

412.392.3451

conservatory@pointpark.edu

pointpark.edu/academics/schools/copa

Dean's Academic Award (M)

Amount: $1,000–$5,000

Pays for: Tuition

Deadline: March 15, 2017

Artistic Achievement Award (M)

Amount: $10,000–$25,000

Pays for: Tuition

Deadline: March 15, 2017

Purchase College, SUNY, Conservatory of Dance

Purchase, NY

Contact: Adriana Pera

914.251.6800

dance@purchase.edu

purchase.edu/dance

Amount: $1,000–$5,000 (M) (5–30)

Pays for: Tuition

Deadline: Program audition

Rhode Island College

Providence, RI

Contact: Angelica Cardente-Vessella

401.456.9791

acardente1@ric.edu

ric.edu/mtd

RI College Special Talent Awards (M)

Amount: $250–$500 (varies)

Pays for: Tuition

Deadline: Late March

Dance Scholarship/Forman Scholarship (M)

Amount: $10,000–$25,000 (1)

Pays for: Tuition

Deadline: Late March

Rider University

Lawrenceville, NJ

Contact: Kim Chandler Vaccaro

609.896.7706

kcvaccaro@rider.edu

rider.edu

Dance Merit Scholarship (M)

Amount: $1,000–$5,000 (1)

Pays for: Tuition

Mildred Hawkins (M)

Amount: $1,000–$5,000 (1–2)

Pays for: Tuition

Saint Mary's College of California

Moraga, CA

Contact: Cathy Davalos

925.631.4824

cdavalos@stmarys-ca.edu

stmarys-ca.edu/performing-arts

Saint Mary's College (M)

Amount: $10,000–$25,000 (7)

Pays for: Tuition

Deadline: December 31, 2016

Scottsdale Community College

Scottsdale, AZ

Contact: Karryn Allen

480.423.6600

karryn.allen@scottsdalecc.edu

scottsdalecc.edu/dance

New Student Scholarship (M/N)

Amount: $250–$500 (1)

Pays for: Tuition

Deadline: May 6, 2017

Shenandoah University

Winchester, VA

540.665.4581

admit@su.edu

su.edu/conservatory

Shenandoah Conservatory Awards (M)

Amount: $10,000–$25,000 (5–10 yearly)

Pays for: Tuition

Deadline: Rolling

Southeast Missouri State University, Conservatory of Theatre and Dance

Cape Girardeau, MO

Contact: Hilary Peterson

573.986.7492

hpeterson@semo.edu

semo.edu/theatreanddance

Holland School of Visual and Performing Arts (M)

Amount: $500–$1,000 (25+)

Pays for: Tuition

Deadline: November 19, 2016

Southern Illinois University, Edwardsville

Edwardsville, IL

Contact: Kristin Best Kinscherff

618.650.5872

kbest@siue.edu

siue.edu

Summer Intensive Scholarship (M/N)

Amount: $250–$500 (2)

Pays for: Tuition

Deadline: June

Friends of Theater and Dance (M)

Amount: $500–$1,000 (1)

Pays for: Tuition for new student/transfer

Deadline: February 1, 2017

Southern Methodist University

Dallas, TX

Contact: Heather Guthrie

214.768.2718

hguthrie@smu.edu

smu.edu/meadows

Amount: $10,000–$25,000 (M)

Pays for: Tuition

Deadline: See website

Stephens College

Columbia, MO

573.876.7207

inquiry@stephens.edu

stephens.edu

Amount: Less than $250 (M/N)

Pays for: Tuition

Deadline: Rolling

St. Gregory's University

Shawnee, OK

Contact: Dr. Jessica Van Oort

405.878.5178

jvanoort@stgregorys.edu

stgregorys.edu

Dance Major or Minor Scholarship (M)

Amount: $1,000–$5,000 (4–6)

Pays for: Tuition

Deadline: January 15, 2017

St. Olaf College

Northfield, MN

Contact: J-P Douglas

507.786.3248

dance@stolaf.edu

stolaf.edu/dance

St. Olaf Dance Scholarship (M)

Amount: $4,000 (8) & $8,000 (8)

Pays for: Tuition

Deadline: December 15, 2016

Tarleton State University Dance Team

Stephenville, TX

Contact: Leticia Carr

254.968.9258

ryancarr@tarleton.edu

tarleton.edu/texanstars

Texan Stars (M)

Amount: $250–$500 (15–18)

Pays for: Tuition

Texas Christian University, School for Classical & Contemporary Dance

Fort Worth, TX

Contact: Elizabeth Gillaspy

817.257.7615

dance@tcu.edu

dance.tcu.edu

Amount: $5,000–$10,000 (M) (2–4)

Pays for: Tuition

Deadline: By audition only, see website

Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance

London, UK

+44.020.8305.4444

admissions@trinitylaban.ac.uk

trinitylaban.ac.uk

Fulbright-Trinity Laban Award (M)

Amount: $25,000–$100,000 (1)

Pays for: Tuition; monthly stipend

Deadline: November 10, 2016

University at Buffalo, SUNY

Buffalo, NY

Contact: Jeanne Fornarola

716.645.6897

td-theatredance@buffalo.edu

theatredance.buffalo.edu

Amanda C. Occhino Fund (M)

Amount: $250–$500 (2–4)

Pays for: Choreography, competition, professional development, travel

Deadline: Spring semester annually

Elizabeth P. Webb Foundation Award in Dance (M)

Amount: $250–$500 (2–5)

Pays for: Education, professional development

Deadline: Spring semester annually

Jean Taylor Beard Endowed Fund (M)

Amount: $250–$500 (2–5)

Pays for: Summer dance intensive

Deadline: Spring semester annually

Lucille and Jack Yellen Fund (M/N)

Amount: $250–$500 (2–3)

Pays for: Education

Deadline: Spring semester annually

Zodiaque 40 Dance Scholarship Fund (M)

Amount: $1,000–$5,000 (2–5)

Pays for: Education

Deadline: Spring or fall semesters

University of Arkansas at Little Rock

Little Rock, AR

Contact: Stephanie Thibeault

501.569.3330

skthibeault@ualr.edu

ualr.edu/theatre/dance

Department of Theatre Arts and Dance (M)

Amount: $1,000–$5,000 (5–15)

Pays for: Tuition

Deadline: January 27, 2017

University of Cincinnati

Cincinnati, OH

Contact: Jiang Qi

513.556.2700

jiangq@ucmail.uc.edu

ccm.uc.edu/dance.html

Corbett for CCM Scholarships (M/N)

Amount: $1,000–$5,000 (varies)

Pays for: Tuition

Deadline: December 1, 2016

University of Idaho Dance Program

Moscow, ID

208.885.2179

dance@uidaho.edu

uidaho.edu/ed/movementsciences/academic-programs/dance

Amount: $1,000–$5,000 (M/N) (5–10)

Pays for: Tuition

Deadline: February 10, 2017

University of Idaho Western Undergraduate Exchange (WUE) Dance Scholarships (M/N)

Amount: $5,000–$10,000 (5)

Pays for: Tuition

Deadline: February 10, 2017

University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, Department of Dance

Urbana, IL

Contact: Rebecca Ferrell

217.300.1193

rferrel@illinois.edu

dance.illinois.edu

Talented Student Scholarship Award (M)

Amount: $5,000–$10,000 (4)

Pays for: Tuition

Deadline: December 1, 2016

University of Iowa

Iowa City, IA

Contact: Rebekah Kowal

319.335.2228

dance@uiowa.edu

dance.uiowa.edu

Iowa Center for the Arts (M)

Amount: $1,000–$5,000 (5)

Pays for: Tuition

Deadline: February 24, 2017

University of Kansas, Department of Dance

Lawrence, KS

Contact: Patricia Baudino Cecil

785.864.4264

dance@ku.edu

dance.ku.edu

Dance Departmental Scholarship (M)

Amount: $1,000–$5,000 (3–5)

Pays for: Tuition

Deadline: November 1, 2016

University of Minnesota, Twin Cities

Minneapolis, MN

Contact: Nora Jenneman

612.624.4008

jenne011@umn.edu

dance.umn.edu

Gertrude Lippincott Scholarship in Dance (M/N)

Amount: $5,000–$10,000 (2–3)

Pays for: Tuition

Deadline: February 2017

University of Missouri, Kansas City, Conservatory of Music and Dance

Kansas City, MO

Contact: Paula Weber

816.235.5216

weberp@umkc.edu

conservatory.umkc.edu

Sullivan Scholarship (M)

Amount: $10,000 (1–3)

Pays for: Tuition for a freshman dancer for four years

Deadline: December 1, 2016

The University of North Carolina at Charlotte

Charlotte, NC

Contact: Zachary Tarlton

704.687.0225

zrtarlto@uncc.edu

dance.uncc.edu

Belk Scholarship (M/N)

Amount: $1,000–$5,000 (4)

Pays for: Tuition

Deadline: March 1, 2017

The University of North Carolina at Greensboro

Greensboro, NC

Contact: Amy Masters

336.334.5570

amy.masters@uncg.edu

dance.uncg.edu

Cheney Scholarship in Dance Choreography (M)

Amount: $500–$1,000 (1–2)

Pays for: Tuition

Deadline: March 1, 2017

Dr. John T. & Mary Louise Burns Memorial Scholarship (M/N)

Amount: $500–$1,000 (1–3)

Pays for: Tuition

Deadline: March 1, 2017

Melanie Feinstein Memorial Scholarship (N)

Amount: $500–$1,000 (1)

Pays for: Tuition

Deadline: March 1, 2017

Phoebe Pegram Baughan–Phoebe Baughan Barr Scholarship (M/N)

Amount: $500–$1,000 (1)

Pays for: Tuition

Deadline: March 1, 2017

Virginia Moomaw Dance Scholarship (M)

Amount: $500–$1,000 (1)

Pays for: Tuition

Deadline: March 1, 2017

University of Oklahoma

Norman, OK

Contact: Clara Cravey Stanley

405.325.4051

dance@ou.edu

ou.edu/finearts/dance

Amount: $1,000–$5,000 (M) (60)

Pays for: Tuition

University of South Carolina Dance Program

Columbia, SC

Contact: Susan Anderson

803.777.5636

susanea@mailbox.sc.edu

artsandsciences.sc.edu/dance

Amount: Less than $250 (M) (30)

Pays for: Out-of-state tuition reduction

Deadline: November 10, 2016

Amount: $250–$500 (M) (varies)

Pays for: Tuition

Deadline: University deposit date

Amount: $500–$1,000 (M) (30)

Pays for: Out-of-state tuition reduction

Deadline: November 10, 2016

University of South Florida

Tampa, FL

Contact: Danielle Boe

813.974.3867

dboe@usf.edu

theatreanddance.arts.usf.edu

Talent Grants (M)

Amount: $500–$1,000 (12–18)

Pays for: Tuition for current majors

Deadline: Spring

WWD Endowed Scholarship (M)

Amount: $500–$1,000 (2–4)

Pays for: Tuition for current majors

Deadline: Spring

BRAVO! (M)

Amount: $1,000–$5,000 (1)

Pays for: Tuition for current majors

Deadline: Spring

Henry S. Parrish Endowed Scholarship (M)

Amount: $1,000–$5,000 (1–2)

Pays for: Tuition for current majors

Deadline: Spring

Summer Talent Grants (M)

Amount: $1,000–$5,000 (3–6)

Pays for: Competition, travel, tuition for summer workshops & study abroad programs for current majors

Deadline: Spring

The University of Southern Mississippi

Hattiesburg, MS

Contact: Sandra Whittington

601.266.4161

sandra.whittington@usm.edu

usm.edu/dance

Department of Dance Service Scholarship (M/N)

Amount: $250–$500 (varies)

Pays for: Books, tuition

Department of Dance Special Scholarship (M/N)

Amount: $1,000–$5,000 (varies)

Pays for: Books, tuition

University of Tampa

Tampa, FL

Contact: Susan Taylor Lennon

813.837.3248

staylor.lennon@ut.edu

ut.edu

Amount: $1,000–$5,000 (M/N) (1–3)

Pays for: Tuition

Deadline: Rolling

University of the Arts

Philadelphia, PA

Contact: Bren Thomas

215.717.6580

bthomas@uarts.edu

uarts.edu

Artist Scholarship (M)

Amount: $10,000–$25,000

Pays for: Tuition

Deadline: Rolling

Dean's Scholarship (M)

Amount: $10,000–$25,000

Pays for: Tuition

Deadline: Rolling

Promising Artist Scholarship (M)

Amount: $10,000–$25,000

Pays for: Tuition

Deadline: Rolling

Trustees Scholarship (M)

Amount: $10,000–$25,000

Pays for: Tuition

Deadline: Rolling

Director's Scholarship (M)

Amount: $25,000–$100,000

Pays for: Tuition

Deadline: Rolling

University of Utah, School of Dance (Ballet)

Salt Lake City, UT

Contact: Glenda Staples

801.581.8231

info@ballet.utah.edu

ballet.utah.edu

Ballet Division (M)

Amount: $1,000–$5,000 (36)

Pays for: Tuition

Deadline: February 4, 2017

University of Utah, School of Dance (Modern Dance)

Salt Lake City, UT

Contact: Glenda Staples

801.581.7327

info@dance.utah.edu

dance.utah.edu

Modern Dance Division (M)

Amount: $1,000–$5,000 (35)

Pays for: Tuition

Deadline: March 2017

University of Wisconsin, Stevens Point

Stevens Point, WI

Contact: Joan Karlen

715.346.3982

dance@uwsp.edu

uwsp.edu/theatre-dance

Amount: $1,000–$5,000 (M/N) (5)

Pays for: Tuition

Deadline: February 2017

University of Wyoming

Laramie, WY

Contact: Jack Chapman

307.766.2198

jchapman@uwyo.edu

uwyo.edu/th&d

Snowy Range Summer Dance Festival (M/N)

Amount: $250–$500 (15–25)

Pays for: Tuition

Deadline: May 15, 2017

University of Wyoming (M)

Amount: $500–$1,000

Pays for: Tuition

Deadline: January 30, 2017

Wayne State University

Detroit, MI

Contact: Jeff Michael Rebudal

313.577.9446

jmrebudal@wayne.edu

dance.wayne.edu

Wayne State Talent Scholarship (M)

Amount: $5,000–$10,000 (20)

Pays for: Tuition

Deadline: February 2017

Weber State University

Ogden, UT

Contact: Georgene Ady

801.626.6437

gady@weber.edu

weber/performingarts/dance.html

Dance Alumni and Friends Scholarship (M/N)

Amount: $1,000–$5,000 (1)

Pays for: Books, dance shoes, fees, tuition

Deadline: Early applicants receive priority

Dance Tuition Waiver (M/N)

Amount: $1,000–$5,000 (11–22)

Pays for: Tuition

Deadline: Early applicants receive priority

Patti O'Neal Memorial Dance Scholarship (M/N)

Amount: $1,000–$5,000 (1)

Pays for: Books, dance shoes, fees, tuition

Deadline: Early applicants receive priority

Webster University

Saint Louis, MO

Contact: James Robey

314.246.6936

jamesrobey14@webster.edu

webster.edu/dance

Webster University Award for Dance Excellence (M)

Amount: $1,000–$5,000 (1)

Pays for: Tuition

West Chester University, Department of Theatre and Dance

West Chester, PA

Contact: Gretchen Studlien-Webb

610.436.3463

theatredance@wcupa.edu

wcupa.edu/cvpa/theatredance/prospectivestu.aspx

The Barbara J. Lappano '67, M'73 Dance Scholarship Fund (M)

Amount: $500–$1,000 (1)

Pays for: Tuition

Deadline: April

Western Michigan University, Department of Dance

Kalamazoo, MI

Contact: Megan Slayter

269.387.5834

megan.slayter@wmich.edu

wmich.edu/dance/scholarships

Partners in Dance Summer/Winter-Study Funding (M/N)

Amount: $250–$500 (10–12)

Pays for: Choreography, travel, tuition for dance conferences, festivals, intensives, internships, master classes & workshops

Deadline: November & April

Dalton New Dance Major Scholarship (M)

Amount: $1,000–$5,000 (1–2)

Pays for: Tuition

Deadline: November 1, 2016

Differential Tuition Need-Based Scholarship (N)

Amount: $1,000–$5,000 (10)

Pays for: Tuition

Deadline: November 1, 2016

Outstanding Dance Major Scholarship (M)

Amount: $1,000–$5,000 (1)

Pays for: Tuition

Deadline: November 1, 2016

Partners in Dance Scholarship for Dance Majors (M/N)

Amount: $1,000–$5,000 (3)

Pays for: Tuition

Deadline: November 1, 2016

Wright State University

Dayton, OH

Contact: Teressa McWilliams

937.775.3792

teressa.mcwilliams@wright.edu

wright.edu/tdmp

Tom Hanks Scholarship (M)

Amount: $250–$500 (1)

Pays for: Tuition

Deadline: April

Augsburger/Estevez (Martin Sheen) (M)

Amount: $500–$1,000 (varies)

Pays for: Tuition

Deadline: April

Dayton Ballet & Dayton Contemporary Dance Company Scholarship (M)

Amount: $1,000–$5,000 (varies)

Pays for: Tuition

Deadline: April

Merit Scholarship (M)

Amount: $1,000–$5,000 (varies)

Pays for: Tuition

Deadline: April

Talent Scholarship (M)

Amount: $1,000–$5,000 (varies)

Pays for: Tuition

Deadline: April

Foundations & Other Dance Organizations

The Association of Dance Conventions and Competitions (The ADCC)

Sarasota, FL

Contact: Erin Hart

612.532.2532

erin@theadcc.org

theadcc.org

Amount: $500–$1,000 (M) (15–25)

Pays for: Tuition

Deadline: August 1, 2016

Cecchetti USA

Goleta, CA

Contact: Denise Rinaldi

805.636.9444

director@cecchettiusa.org

cecchettiusa.org

Male Residential Summer Course (M/N)

Amount: $500–$1,000 (open)

Pays for: Room & meals, tuition

Deadline: April 1, prior to course commencement

Coca-Cola Scholars Foundation

Atlanta, GA

800.306.2653

scholars@coca-cola.com

coca-colascholars.org

Coca-Cola Scholars Program Scholarship (M)

Amount: $20,000 (150)

Pays for: Educational expenses, tuition

Deadline: October 31, 2017

Costume Gallery

Delanco, NJ

800.222.8125

info@costumegallery.net

costumegallery.net

Beverly Miller Dance Scholarship (M/N)

Amount: $500–$1,000 (19)

Pays for: Discretionary funds toward dance education, tuition

Deadline: October 28, 2016

The Dance Council

Dallas, TX

Contact: Pam Deslorieux

214.219.2290

dancecouncil@thedancecouncil.org

dancecouncilscholarships.org

Amber Strauser Scholarship (M/N)

Amount: $500–$1,000 (2–3 yearly)

Pays for: Room & board, travel, tuition; for young dancers nationwide

Deadline: February 1, 2017

Dance Council of North Texas

Dallas, TX

Contact: Pam Deslorieux

214.219.2290

director@thedancecouncil.org

thedancecouncil.org

Amanda Stone Ballet Scholarship (M)

Amount: $250–$500 (1)

Pays for: Housing, travel, tuition

Deadline: February 9, 2017

Margaret Putnam Scholarship for Dance Writers (M)

Amount: $250–$500 (1)

Pays for: Housing, travel, tuition

Deadline: February 9, 2017

Amber Strauser Jazz Dance/Musical Theater Scholarship (M)

Amount: $500–$1,000 (2)

Pays for: Housing, travel, tuition

Deadline: February 9, 2017

Kathleen Cunningham Classical Ballet Scholarship (M)

Amount: $500–$1,000 (1)

Pays for: Housing, travel, tuition

Deadline: February 9, 2017

Dance Genius

Los Angeles, CA

Contact: Angela Carter

818.949.8475

info.dancegenius@gmail.com

dancegeni.us

Dance Genius College Scholarship (M/N)

Amount: $750 (1)

Pays for: College tuition & expenses

Deadline: May 15, 2017

Eurotard Dancewear

Alpharetta, GA

Contact: Jan Swan

770.475.3045

eurotard@eurotard.com

eurotard.com

Eurotard Performing Arts Scholarship

Amount: $500–$1,000 (13)

Pays for: Choreography, competition, travel, tuition; any dance-related expense

Deadline: November 30, 2016

Isadora Duncan Dance Foundation

New York, NY

Contact: Lori Belilove

212.691.5040

info@isadoraduncan.org

isadoraduncan.org

Amount: $250–$500 (M/N)

Pays for: Tuition

Deadline: Rolling

National Dance Education Organization

Silver Spring, MD

Contact: Melissa Greenblatt

301.585.2880

mgreenblatt@ndeo.org

ndeo.org

Professional Development Scholarships for Dance Educators, Supported by Thank A Dance Teacher Campaign (M/N)

Amount: $250–$500 (3)

Pays for: Choice of tuition for an online course or paid registration fees for national conference

Deadline: February 15, 2017

Russian American Foundation

New York, NY

Contact: Miriam Goldman

212.687.6118 x207

mgoldman@russianamericanfoundation.org

bolshoiballetacademy.com & russianamericanfoundation.org

Bolshoi Ballet Academy Summer Intensive NYC (M)

Amount: $1,000–$5,000

Pays for: Tuition

Deadline: Rolling

The Tiffany Mogenson Memorial Fund

Eagan, MN

Contact: Stacey Chaloux

816.392.4341

dance4tiffany@gmail.com

danceliketiffanyswatching.org

Dance Like Tiffany's Watching Scholarship (M)

Amount: $250–$500 (1 yearly)

Pays for: Tuition for competitions, intensives, master classes, workshops

Deadline: March 31 & October 15

UNITY Dance

Lynchburg, VA

Contact: Shayna Crews

540.336.0346

dancinshay2@msn.com

unitydance.org/scholarships

Community Outreach Grant, Sponsored by Curtain Call (M/N)

Amount: $500 (1)

Pays for: Choreography, competition, travel, tuition; for new or established dance program/project within a non-dance community

Deadline: December 31, 2016

Dance Teacher Scholarship for Professional Development, Sponsored by UNITY (M/N)

Amount: $500 (1)

Pays for: Choreography, competition, travel, tuition; for professional development as a teacher/educator

Deadline: December 31, 2016

The Studio Owners Scholarship to Advance Business Skills, Sponsored by Cicci Dance Supplies (M/N)

Amount: $500 (1)

Pays for: Choreography, competition, travel, tuition; for studio owners for business-related studies

Deadline: December 31, 2016

The Studio Owners Scholarship to Advance Business Skills, Sponsored by DanceWearCorner, Inc. (M/N)

Amount: $500 (1)

Pays for: Choreography, competition, travel, tuition; for studio owners for business-related studies

Deadline: December 31, 2016

U.S. All Star Federation

Memphis, TN

Contact: Gena Evans

888.315.9437

gevans@usasf.net

usasf.net

Young Athlete Scholarship (M)

Amount: $500–$1,000 (5)

Pays for: Tuition to participate in a USASF member studio or gym

Deadline: January 1, 2017

College Scholarship (M)

Amount: $5,000–$10,000 (4)

Pays for: Tuition to further college education of USASF dance members

Deadline: January 1, 2017

The Young Choreographer's Festival

New York, NY

Contact: Emily Bufferd

917.675.7311

info@youngchoreographersfestival.com

youngchoreographersfestival.com

YCF Application Scholarship (M/N)

Amount: Less than $250 (2)

Pays for: Application fee

Deadline: October 1, 2016

YCF Production Scholarship (N)

Amount: Less than $250 (1)

Pays for: Production fee

Deadline: October 1, 2016

Lopez in Circus Polka. PC Alexander Iziliaev, Courtesy MCB

When Miami City Ballet artistic director Lourdes Lopez was a principal dancer at New York City Ballet, she missed her opportunity to honor Jerome Robbins onstage. "Every time there was a celebration for Jerry, I was either injured or had just retired," says Lopez. "I was never able to publicly thank him onstage for all that he taught us and the beauty he left us."

But when Lopez was planning MCB's Jerome Robbins Celebration for the 100th anniversary of the legend's birth, she saw an opportunity. She asked the Robbins Trust to allow her to perform the Ringmaster in Robbins' Circus Polka, a role the choreographer originated himself.

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Matthew Neenan used images of silencing and control in let mortal tongues awake. Photo by Bill Herbert.

From coast to coast, choreographers have spent the first year of Donald Trump's presidency responding to the impact of his election and what it means for them as artists.

New York City's Dante Brown used rubber Trump masks in his work Package (revamped), which examines the monstrosities of power.

A video titled "Dancers vs. Trump Quotes" went viral last summer, showing dancers taking Trump's "locker-room" talk to task.

Alexis Convento, lead curator of the New York City–based Current Sessions, dedicated a whole program to the concept of resistance, while educator and interdisciplinary artist Jill Sigman has initiated a workshop called "Body Politic, Somatic Selves," as a space for movement research around questions of support, activism and solidarity.

In San Francisco, choreographer Margaret Jenkins facilitated a panel of artists about the role of activism within their work.

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Breaking Stereotypes
Ash in Rochester, NY. PC Thaler Photography by Arleen and Daryl Thaler for the Swan Dreams Project

Growing up in inner city Rochester, NY, Aesha Ash was just one of the neighborhood kids. She'd imagine people driving by, judging her by her black skin.

"They'd never know that I was dreaming of becoming a professional ballet dancer. No one would think, Some day she's going to make it into New York City Ballet," says Ash.

After an inspiring career at NYCB, Béjart's Ballet Lausanne and LINES, the January 2006 Dance Magazine cover star—one of our 25 to Watch that year—is no longer performing. But she's determined to use her dance background to change the stereotypes and misconceptions that people—including black people—have about women of color. "I want to show it's okay to embrace our softer side, and let the world know we're multidimensional," says Ash.

Aesha Ash in Richmond, CA. PC Renee Scott via swandreamsproject.org

In 2011, she launched the Swan Dreams Project to inspire kids in the community she grew up in. The original idea was to post images of herself in a tutu all over Rochester. "I remember growing up and in the bodega you'd see images of girls in bikinis on motorbikes," says Ash. "I wanted to replace those with photos that show women of color in a different light."

She knew the power imagery can have: She still remembers what it felt like as a student at the School of American Ballet to see a photo of black ballet dancer Andrea Long. "That image was everything on days when I was feeling disenchanted. I'd see that picture of her, and know that the struggles I was going through, she went through them, too."

Ash soon realized she didn't have the budget to fund her original plan ("I never realized how expensive a bus stop advertisement is!"). But she's made the images available through an online store, and often simply gives away prints at her own expense to schools and students in need of some inspiration.

Any proceeds she makes from the sales go directly to other organizations that are working to expand ballet in diverse communities. One large donation even led to a pointe shoe fund at dancer Robyn Gardenhire's City Ballet of Los Angeles school—and it helped one dancer who had quit ballet because of the expense come back to class.

Now a mother of two in San Jose, CA, Ash will also start teaching a free after-school ballet class at her daughter's public school next month. "I recently taught at Girls Inc. in Oakland, and one of the little black girls said, 'Are you the ballet teacher?' She just stood there, staring at me with her mouth open, like a unicorn had just walked into the room," Ash says. "You never know the impact you can have just by being a presence."

If you're interested in supporting the project, check out the online shop, or donate directly at swandreamsproject.org.

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Sylvie Guillem, via 1843magazine.com

Ever find yourself lusting after that six o'clock penché, or a développé that will reach your nose? You're not alone. The eye is naturally drawn to the end points of a movement, and, in dance, that often translates to the highest extension.

But what if you're born without extreme, Instagram-worthy lines? It's a matter of developing a laser focus on alignment as well as strengthening and stretching with better body mechanics in mind.

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Dancers & Companies
Courtesy of The Beautiful Mind Series

When London-based perfume company The Beautiful Mind Series was looking for a collaborator for their next scent, they skipped the usual celebrity set and brought in prima ballerina Polina Semionova instead. "I was fascinated by what goes on in the mind of a great dancer," perfumer Geza Schoen said in a press release. Semionova's ballet-inspired scent, Precision & Grace, celebrates the intelligence and beauty behind her craft.

Courtesy of The Beautiful Mind Series

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In The Studio
Abraham.In.Motion performing "Drive." Photo by Ian Douglas.

The ever-so-busy Kyle Abraham is back in New York City for a brief visit with his company Abraham.In.Motion as they prepare for an exciting spring season of new endeavors with some surprising guests. The company will be debuting a new program at The Joyce Theater on May 1, that will include two new pieces from Abraham, restaged works by Doug Varone and Bebe Miller, and a world premiere from Andrea Miller. Talk about an exciting line-up!

We caught up with Abraham during a recent rehearsal where he revealed what he is tired of hearing in the dance community.

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News
Tero Saarinen's Morphed. Photo by Darya Popova, Courtesy Helene Davis Public Relations

Choreographer Tero Saarinen has a proclivity for the peculiar—and for epic orchestral music. That he should be commissioned by the Los Angeles Philharmonic to create a new dance work to accompany the U.S. premiere of Bernd Alois Zimmermann's Cello Concerto en forme de pas de trois only makes sense. Zimmermann's eerie, difficult-to-classify composition falls squarely in Saarinen's wheelhouse. Walt Disney Concert Hall, Jan. 19–21. laphil.com.


Rant & Rave
PC Break the Floor

Two competition routines are equal in technical proficiency, artistry and choreography. One consists of all girls, the other includes a boy. Guess which takes home first prize?

If you guessed the one with the boy, you may be privy to an unspoken and much-debated phenomenon in the competition dance world: The Boy Factor. According to The Boy Factor, a competitive piece is more likely to win if there's a boy in it.

"If it's all technically equal and one group is all girls and the other group has a boy, the one with the boy will win," says Rysa Childress, owner of All Star Studios in Forest Hills, New York. "Boy soloists are sometimes scored higher than more technically proficient girls because if a boy has good stage presence, we let him slide," says an anonymous competition judge. "And most of the feedback will be for the boy."

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Dance in Pop Culture
Roberto Bolle and Kenall Jenner on set. Photo via tods.com

I'll never forget something Roberto Bolle once told me when I was interviewing him about his workout regimen: Talking about how much he loved to swim, he said, "I would love to go in the Italian sea, but I am too well-known there to show up in my suit."

It always amused and kinda shocked me that a ballet dancer could reach that level of fame. But it's true: In his native Italy, Bolle is a bonafide celerity.

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Training
Anne Arundel Community College students, PC Kenneth Harriford

Everyone knows that community college is an affordable option if a four-year school isn't in the cards. But it can also be a solid foundation for a career in the dance field. Whether students want an associate in arts degree as a precursor to obtaining a bachelor's, or to go straight into the performing world, the right two-year dance program can be a uniquely supportive place to train. Don't let negative stereotypes prevent you from attending a program that could be right for you:

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