"After Hurricane Sandy, we were displaced and dancing was my way to express what was difficult to say in words. This scholarship is helping my mom, a single mom of 4, continue to support my love of dance. Thank you."
--Work scholarship student
The Academy understands that not every family has the resources to send its children to dance school. Therefore, Covenant Ballet has established scholarships to benefit talented but underrepresented students.
This program is supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council.
ROBERTA SOLOMON BALLET SCHOLARSHIP
Established in 2007 in memory of the late Roberta Solomon, a principal dancer with and long time supporter of Covenant Ballet. This scholarship is awarded to female students, ages 8-12 who show potential in classical ballet.
2019-2020 Recipient: Alexis Holmes
The Cinderella Scholarship is awarded to students based on financial need, desire and potential.
2019-2020 Recipient: Laura Holmes
The Reach is a partial scholarship for girls, ages 8-18 who display potential recognized by CBT faculty and/or have been selected for the CBT-2, Junior Company. Students are allowed to attend free additional ballet or modern classes to challenge and advance their training.
2019-2020 Recipients: Donatella Herteloo, Grace Pierre, Autumn Holmes, Elizabeth Charles, Nardya John
The Boys Project is Covenant Ballet's effort to promote male participation in dance. Through financial support, role modeling, and a gender specific curriculum, boys can enjoy the finest in American and European male-dance traditions. The program is available for male students ages 8 to teen through recommendations and audition.
2019-2020 Recipients: Irving Brann, Maxim Karanevskii, Felix Kwok, Ferrel Kwok, Boris Sanchez, Michael Miller, Michael Myers, Micah Rosado, Tristan Rosado, Michael Shohat, Clive Wu
The 2019-2020 Boys scholarships is also funded in part by Investors Bank Foundation.
Work Scholarships are awarded to young students ages 13 and older who have displayed maturity and dedication to their dancing, and have shown financial need. These young students carry out a myriad of tasks at the Academy (such as assisting dance instructors, reception and cleaning work) in lieu of their student program tuition.
2019-2020 Recipients: Emily Beqaj, Tehilah Brann, Elizabeth Mercado