Sunday, April 14, 2013, 1:00pm
Ballet Royale Minnesota
16233 Kenyon Ave.,
Lakeville, MN 55044
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Student Dancer Recognition Scholarships
Each year Twin Cities Ballet of Minnesota awards targeted scholarships/grants to eligible metro area student dancers. The purpose of these scholarships is to recognize excellence in the art of dance by persons in our community, to provide financial support and tangible encouragement to young dancers so that their development might continue, and to identify area dancers who are dedicated to making dance training, education, and performance a central part of their lives. Eligible applicants must have recently performed with Twin Cities Ballet or participated in a program or event sponsored or hosted by Twin Cities Ballet, and been accepted into a recognized summer intensive dance program in the applicable year. Students may not receive a grant more than two times in three consecutive years.
The Grant winners--$750 and $500 each--are ballet students from schools in the Minneapolis/St. Paul metro area who have distinguished themselves by demonstrating excellence, commitment, and dedication to the art of dance. Click below for full eligibility and application details.
Twin Cities Ballet of Minnesota is proud to announce and extend heartfelt congratulations to each year's recipients of the Student Dancer Recognition Scholarships.
The winners, with home towns and respective Summer Intensive Dance Programs are:
- Hope Hagen (Apple Valley), attending Ballet Royale Minnesota Summer Intensives
- Nicole Brown (Lakeville), attending Joffrey Ballet Chicago’s Pre-Professional Trainee Intensive
- Janae Korte (Prior Lake), attending Kaatsbaan International Dance Center "Extreme Ballet" Intensive, Tivoli, NY
- Cali Hartsock (Apple Valley), attending Ballet Royale Minnesota Summer Intensives
Past Years' Student Dancer Recognition Grant winners:
2011: Nicole Brown (Lakeville), Joffrey Ballet Chicago; Hope Hagen (Apple Valley), Ballet Royale Minnesota; Emily Short (Apple Valley), Magnus Midwest, Flint MI; Tianna Rendall (Lakeville), Ballet Royale Minnesota.
2010: Emily Short (Apple Valley), Magnus Midwest, Flint MI; Janae Korte (Prior Lake), Ballet Royale Minnesota, Lakeville ; Rachelle Smith (Prior Lake), Ballet Royale Minnesota, Lakeville; and Kristen Vasilakos (Woodbury), Kirov Academy of Ballet, Washington, D.C.
2009: Deidre Mattingly ( Burnsville ); Nicole Brown (Lakeville); Carolyn Kalscheur (Lakeville); Janae Korte ( Prior Lake ):
2008: Isabelle Bouvet (Lakeville); Nicole Brown (Lakeville); Emily DeLay (Lakeville); Kira Petersen (Apple Valley ).
2007: Nicole Bettes ( Burnsville ); Carolyn Kalscheur (Lakeville); Erica Thomes (Lakeville); Julia Neidert ( Prior Lake );
2006: Emily DeLay (Lakeville); Emily Short ( Apple Valley ); Carolyn Kalscheur (Lakeville); Kira Peterson ( Apple Valley ).
2005: Nicole Bettes ( Burnsville ); Michelle Collins ( Apple Valley ); Emily DeLay (Lakeville); Rae Thompson ( Northfield ).