The Summer Dance Study Grant, funded by alumna, Edith Aviles de Kostes, is designed to support, in part or in full, a student enrolled in a recognized summer dance technique/training program. Since the inception of the program in 2005, we have been able to assist two to three students each year in pursuing summer study. Students apply for this grant in early Spring.
Our students have studied at American Dance Festival, American Ballet Theater, Jacob's Pillow, Pro Danza Italia, Bill T. Jones Summer intensive, Urban Bush Women Summer Institute, Axis Dance Company's Integrated Abilities Program, David Parsons Summer Dance, Alvin Ailey Summer Intensive, The Hip Hop Conservatory of NYC, the Paul Taylor Summer Intensive, and Alonzo King/Lines Summer Program.
Beyond these grants for continuing study in dance technique, there is also a specific Summer Arts Internship that supports student proposals for projects or internships with an arts-related organization or initiative.
In addition, the Dean's Office Summer Funding program offers several general summer internships and research possibilities that are also open to proposals in the arts.
To see IMAGES of our dancers in summer workshops and programs go to the SUMMER DANCE GALLERY. (above: * marks Waldean Nelson at Jacob's Pillow)
Summer 2014 grants were awarded to:
Aurora Jensen for study at the BALLET X summer intensive in Philadelphia.
Emma Cohen for study at the Complexions Contemporary Ballet Summer Intensive