Founded in 2012, Centennial State Ballet is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization and youth ballet company located in Longmont, Colorado and serving the Northern Colorado community with a mission "to engage, enrich, and inspire the human spirit through ballet".
David Kingsley was one of the first board members of Centennial State Ballet. He took on the role of Grandfather in CSB's The Nutcracker for many years and enjoyed being a grandparent to every performer at CSB. Following his death on May 23, 2020, the Centennial State Ballet Board of Directors voted to name the Scholarship Fund the David V Kingsley Memorial Scholarship.
Centennial State Ballet performances feature professional opportunities for pre-professional performers. Dancers experience the joy of movement and on-stage performance as early as age 5 through their high school years.
Located in Longmont, Colorado, Centennial State Ballet celebrates the art of dance through performances and community events each season.
Purpose: To identify youth kindergarten-age through twelfth-grade equivalent with the desire and ability to perform on stage who are in need of financial assistance in order to participate in our performance program.
Award: One or more individuals selected from the pool of qualified applicants will be awarded scholarships for financial assistance during the performance season which will be applied to Season or Performance Company Memberships. If the awardee drops out of the performance or is unable to perform in the roles in which they are cast the unused portion of the award is returned to CSB and deposited to the Scholarship Fund.
Qualifications: Interested candidates must meet the following criteria to qualify for this award:
- Intend to register for one or more company memberships using the online form on CentennialStateBallet.org;
- Complete the registration and audition process;
- Be cast in at least one role in a Centennial State Ballet production;
- Attend all scheduled rehearsals according to guidelines.
IMPORTANT TIMELINE FOR SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATIONS
Season Company Membership and Fall Showcase Performance Company Membership Scholarship Applications must be submitted by 5 PM on the first Friday of March
Nutcracker Company Membership Scholarship Applications must be submitted by 5PM on the first Friday of July
Gala Performance Company Membership Scholarship Applications must be submitted by 5PM on the first Friday of November
Awardees will be notified by email
Company Member Registration Applications must be received by the published deadlines for each membership