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Established in 1997, the Carmine Ballere Scholarship is awarded to students who have demonstrated excellence and commitment in dance. Encouraging the study of ballet and a lifelong devotion to dance, the scholarship covers the cost of four ballet and pointe classes per week, as well as all production and participation fees during the Fall & Winter/Spring semesters. Awardees are required to serve as teachers’ assistants for one Preschool/Kinder class per week, and must currently be enrolled in Ballet IV-VII to audition. To apply, students must attend a scheduled in-person audition. Auditions are held each year in March-April.

Congratulations to this year’s Carmine Ballere Scholarship Recipients & Alternates


The School of Dance offers scholarships for young men who demonstrate an interest in the field of dance. To be eligible, applicants must be between 2nd to 12th grade, have trained at the School of Dance for a minimum of one year, and provide a reference from a School of Dance faculty member. In addition, scholarship awardees agree to meet with the School of Dance Director each semester. Scholarships awarded can be used to cover 50% of dance class tuition and production fees during the Fall and Winter-Spring semesters. Please note that we cannot refund tuition that has already been paid. Scholarship applications and acceptance should happen prior to enrolling.

Please download and fill out the application and send it to Hanan Misko, School of Dance Director, at



Financial aid is available throughout the year to youth and adult students who qualify based on household income. More information about this financial aid fund and how to apply can be found by clicking here.