Academy Scholarship Fund

 

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Donate Today!* 

 

 *Please indicate “Scholarship Fund” in the Preferred Gift Designation box.

 

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“Having a scholarship has always meant that the faculty believed in me and that I had the potential to succeed. Now, I can see how my scholarship has shaped my path to becoming a dancer.”

– Maren Florence, Ballet West Academy Professional Training Division Student

 

 

 

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“Having a scholarship has strengthened my hope of becoming a professional dancer.”

– Jonas Malinka-Thompson, Ballet West Academy Professional Training Division Student

 

 

 

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Read more about the Ballet West Academy.

The Frederick Quinney Lawson Ballet West Academy is home to more than 900 students across four campuses in northern Utah. The official school of Ballet West, the Academy provides instruction of the highest caliber to both pre-professional students and those who wish to gain a deeper understanding of ballet. Academy students experience a structured curriculum in a nurturing and positive environment, which targets and explores each student’s individual strengths and abilities.

The Ballet West Academy offers scholarships to talented young artists from all over the country, both for its academic year and summer intensive programs. Most scholarships are awarded to students who are at least 13 years of age. Annual scholarship support per student can range from $3,000 – $6,000. Ballet West’s Artistic Director and Academy Director select scholarship recipients.

Read more about more ways to support the Ballet West Academy Scholarship Fund.

A gift toward the Academy Scholarship Fund could support one of several specific initiatives:

Named Scholarships – Named Scholarships are reserved for major donors who make a significant contribution to Ballet West and are often associated with the naming of a studio or suite at an Academy campus.

Luminary Scholarships – Luminary Scholarships honor artistic legends throughout Ballet West’s history. A donor may select which Luminary Scholarship they would like to support (listed below). A minimum gift of $1,000 is requested to support a Luminary Scholarship.

Mr. C, Founder of Ballet West
Adam Sklute, Current Artistic Director
Bené Arnold, First Ballet Mistress
Bruce Marks, Former Artistic Director

In Honor Scholarships – Initiate a scholarship in honor of a loved one with a minimum annual donation of $10,000. Donors may offer guidelines for the scholarship, including whether the scholarship is awarded based on financial need or talent, if the scholarship is specific to a particular Academy campus, or if the scholarship is specified for a male or female student. 

General Scholarship Support – Provide General Scholarship Support with a gift, of any denomination, to the Academy Scholarship Fund.

Latina and Latino Scholarship Support – The Solomon Fund, through the Park City Community Foundation, underwrites support for tuition, uniforms, and ballet slippers for Latina and Latino students to study at the Peggy Bergmann Campus in Park City. Scholarships are offered for summer camps and for the academic year.

Ballet West will recognize Academy Scholarship Fund gifts of $1,000 and above in Season playbills for one year following the gift; the donor will also receive a one-year subscription to Ballet West’s magazine, Front Row.

 

 

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“By supporting the Ballet West Academy Scholarship Fund, you are truly fostering the next generation of talent.”

– Peter LeBreton Merz, Ballet West Academy Director

 

 

 

 

Ballet West will recognize Academy Scholarship Fund gifts of $1,000 and above in Season playbills for one year following the gift; the donor will also receive a one-year subscription to Ballet West’s magazine, Front Row.

Please contact Nicole Levy, Individual Giving Manager, at (801) 869-6963 for more information.

Donate Today!* 

 

*Please indicate “Scholarship Fund” in the Preferred Gift Designation box.