Chicago Could Be Home To The Next Black Prima Ballerina| WIFOTIT

On Pointe
On Pointe
…And she could get her start through a scholarship from the prestigious Joffrey Academy of Dance, the official school of The Joffrey Ballet.
Due in part to a $200,000 challenge grant from the Reva and David Logan Foundation, Chicago Public School students can participate in programs such as the Lemonis Bridge Program where they are instructed in classical ballet training.

Academy instructors say, “One of the main goals of the program is to identify and train the next generation of dancers at the Joffrey Academy of Dance.” Students who show the most promise are awarded full scholarships to attend the academy.    
The scholarships total about $400,000 annually and assist under-resourced youth who have demonstrated ability and financial need.  Support also goes to Middle & High School Dance clubs and programs that provide young dancers with the opportunity to choreograph and perform their work.

The Reva and David Logan Challenge grant will match every donation, up to $200,000, the Joffrey Academy of Dance receives from now until June 30, 2016.  Contact the Joffrey if you’d like to donate or find out more about the programs.

Source: Windy City Times

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