Before you begin, please be advised that in order to obtain this scholarship, you must meet the following qualifications:
* Important: If accepted into the Build a Budding Ballerina scholarship program, you must be able to attend all of the assigned classes, private classes, and required performances. This is an independent study project, that requires full participation.
Application Opens: July 1, 2021
Application Deadline: August 1, 2021
Scholarship Award Announcement December 18, 2021
1. The applicant must be between the ages of 8-11.
2. Must have classical ballet training.
3. Must reside in the Houston Metro area.
4. The applicant must have been a member of the cast of Houston’s Urban Nutcracker in the 2018 or 2019 season.
5. Or have attended a CAI Intensive Program or Workshop the year prior to submission.
6. You can not have any other commitment that may interfere with your dance course work.
7. You must remit a $30 Application Fee at the completion of this application.
8. You must submit a video of you performing the following:
Ballet Video Qualifications:
(Video should not exceed 10 minutes in length).
Ballet Barre-All barre exercise should be demonstrated on one side only.
Introduce yourself by stating your full name and age.
One demi and grande plie' combination
One tendu combination
Rond de jambe a terre combination
Developpe devant, a la seconde, derriere
Ballet Center Floor Work-(All center combinations should be on both sides).
Grand Allegro across floor
9. You must show proof of recent satisfactory academic or scholastic standing.
10. You must submit two letters of recommendation from the following professionals:
· 1-Academic teacher or Teaching professional,
· 1-Dance Teacher or Dance professional.
11. Complete the attached CAI Budding Ballerina Program Scholarship Application.
Scholarship Reward Requirements
If awarded the CAI Build a Budding Ballerina Scholarship you will be required to provide the following:
Participate in CAI quarterly interviews with your mentor.
Perform in performance event(s) assigned by CAI.
Best of luck! We wish you optimal success in pursuing your dancing dreams!
President, Culture Arts Initiative, Inc.
2450 Louisiana Street
Houston, Texas 77005