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Royal Academy of Dancing Scholars and Scholarships

2017
Scholarship Winner
Chyenne Klemme

Chyenne Klemme earned the 2017 Dancespace Scholarship Award, by receiving the highest score and a mark of Distinction in her Higher Grade Seven Royal Academy of Dance Examination. The examination was held at the Dancespace Studio in March of 2017, with Examiner Michelle Pearson. Chyenne received full tuition to the Summer Intensive at Lake Powell, a $480 value.

(Photo right by Jerry Halfmann.)

2016 Scholarship Winner Chyenne Klemme

  

  

2016 Scholarship Winner Morningstar Dickson

2016
Scholarship Winner
Morningstar Dickson

Dickson received the highest score of Distinction in her Royal Academy of Dance Higher Grade 8 Award Examination. Paula Lau of Hong Kong was her examiner in the Dancespace studio. The Dancespace scholarship entitles recipients to fully-paid tuition to the Summer Intensive at Lake Powell – a $480 value.

(Photo left, by Jerry Halfmann.)

  

  

2015
Scholarship Winner
Karyn Holsten

Karyn Holsten was the 2015 Scholarship winner for achieving the highest mark of Distinction in her Higher Grade Eight Award Examination, held in the Dancespace with Examiner Vera Stephenson.

(Photo right by Jerry Halfmann.)

2015 Scholarship Winner Karyn Holsten

  

  

2015 Scholarship Winner Karyn Holsten

2015
Scholarship Winner
Kayrn Holsten

Karyn Holsten was awarded the Dancespace Scholarship for receiving the highest mark in her Advanced 1 Royal Academy of Dance Examination, held in March, 2015 at Northern Arizona University.

(Photo left, by Jerry Halfmann.)

  

  

2014
Scholarship Winner
Karyn Holsten

Karyn Holsten received the highest score in her Royal Academy of Dance Intermediate Vocational Examination. Her talent and dedication has earned her free tuition to Summer Intensive at Lake Powell as the 2014 Scholarship winner.

(Photo right by Jerry Halfmann.)

2014 Scholarship Winner Karyn Holsten

  

  

2014 Scholarship Winner Karyn Holsten

2014
Scholarship Winner
Kayrn Holsten

Karyn Holsten was also the recipient of the scholarship for Higher Grades Awards in her Royal Academy of Dance Grade Seven Examination at the Dancespace in spring, 2014.

(Photo left, by Jerry Halfmann.)

  

  

2013
Scholarship Winner
Karyn Holsten

Kayrn Holsten is our 2013 Scholarship Winner as a result of receiving the highest score in her
Intermediate Foundation Vocational Examination, held at Northern Arizona University in April of 2013. Karyn will receive free tuition (a $480 value) to the Dancespace’s Summer Intensive.

(Photo right by Jerry Halfmann.)

2013 Scholarship Winner Karyn Holsten

  

  

2013 Scholarship Winner Tiana Bartholomew

2013
Scholarship Winner
Tiana Bartholomew

Tiana Bartholomew was the recipient of the Dancespace Scholarship, receiving full tuition to Summer Intensive at Lake Powell. Tiana earned the honor as a result of receiving the highest score in her Royal Academy of Dance Higher Grade Eight Award in April, 2013.

(Photo left, by Jayci Mae Franklin.)

  

  

2012 Scholarship Winner Marisa Demangone

2012
Scholarship Winner
Marisa Demangone

Marisa Demangone is the 2012 Scholarship winner. She garnered this honor by receiving the highest score in the studio for her Upper Grade 7 Royal Academy of Dance Examination. Marisa received free tuition to the Dancespace's Summer Intensive - a $475 value.

(Photo left, by Jerry Halfmann.)

  

  

2011
Scholarship Winner
Lauren Norberg

Lauren Norberg is the 2011 Scholarship winner for achieving the highest score in her Higher Grade Seven Royal Academy of Dance Examination, garnering her the honor of “Distinction”.

(Photo right by Jerry Halfmann.)

2011 Scholarship Winner Lauren Norberg

  

  

2010 Scholarship Winner Tiana Bartholomew

2010 & 2011
Scholarship Winner
Tiana Bartholomew

Tiana Bartholomew is the scholarship winner for her Intermediate Foundation Vocational Examination, undertaken in Spring, 2011.

Tiana Bartholomew is the 2010 Royal Academy of Dance Scholarship Winner. Tiana received this honor by achieving a mark of “Distinction” on her Higher Grade Six Examination in April.

(Photo left, by Jerry Halfmann.)

  

  

2009 Scholarship Winner
Bronte' Curley

Bronte’ Curley is the 2009 Royal Academy of Dance Scholarship winner in two categories. She received the highest score in her Intermediate Vocational Examination at Northern Arizona University in March, 2009.

Bronte’ went on to achieve the highest score of “distinction” among all the candidates in the studio with her Higher Grade Seven Examination, in April, 2009.

(Photo right by Jerry Halfmann.)

2009 Scholarship Winner Bronte' Curley

  

  

2008 Scholarship Winner Rebecca Holsten

2008 Scholarship winner
Rebecca Holsten

Rebecca earned the highest score in her R.A.D. Intermediate Vocational Examination, held at Northern Arizona University in March, 2008.

(Photo left, Rebecca Holsten,
by Jerry Halfmann.)

  

  

2008 Scholarship Winner
Jessica Bartholomew

Jessica completed her R.A.D. Higher Grade Eight Award Examination in April of 2008 with a mark of "Distinction" and the highest score in the studio.

(Photo right by Jerry Halfmann.)

2008 Scholarship Winner Jessica Bartholomew

  

  

2007 Scholarship Winner Rebecca Holsten

2007 Scholarship winner
Rebecca Holsten

Rebecca earned the highest score in her R.A.D. Intermediate Foundation Vocational Examination, held at Northern Arizona University in March, 2007.

(Photo left, Rebecca Holsten,
by Jerry Halfmann.)

  

  

2007 Scholarship Winner
Cali Couts

Cali completed her R.A.D. Higher Grade Seven Examination in April of 2007 with the highest score in the studio.

(Photo right by Jerry Halfmann.)

2007 Scholarship Winner Cali Couts

  

  

2006 Scholarship Winner Jessica Bartholomew

2006 Scholarship winner
Jessica Bartholomew.

Jessica received the highest score in the R.A.D. Vocational Examinations. She completed her Intermediate Foundation examination in classical ballet at Northern Arizona University in March of 2006. She also received the highest score in the studio for her Higher Grade Six examination, held in April, 2006 at the Dancespace.

(Photo left, Jessica Bartholomew,
by Jerry Halfmann.)

  

  

2005 Scholarship Winner
Ryanne Cochran

Ryanne earned the highest score in her Higher Grade Six Examination, held at the Dancespace in April, 2005.

(Photo right by Jerry Halfmann.)

2005 Scholarship Winner

  

  

Heather Ward

2004/2005
Scholarship winner
Heather Ward.

Heather earned the highest score in her Intermediate Vocational Examination, held at N.A.U. in Flagstaff, Arizona in April 2005 and in her Intermediate Foundation Vocational Examination in Tempe, Arizona in April of 2004.

(Photo left, Heather Ward, by Jerry Halfmann.)

  

  

Royal Academy of Dance
2003 Scholarship Winner
Gwendolyn Jensen

Gwendolyn recieved the highest score in her Advanced Foundation Vocational Examination, held in Tempe, Arizona in April of 2003.

(Photo right, Gwendolyn Jensen, by Jerry Halfmann.)

Gwendolyn Jensen

 

R.A.D. Scholarship Donations. Your contributions to our production will help with production costs as well as benefit The Royal Academy of Dance Scholarship Fund. Jan Kocjan is a certified R.A.D. teacher, she prepares her students for the yearly examinations this prestigious organization oversees each Spring. The Royal Academy of Dance, founded in 1920, is the largest examining body for classical ballet in the world. Thanks to the carefully graded syllabi which serves as a framework for our classes, and the training Jan Kocjan has received through The Academy as a teacher, our standards are on par with more than 250,000 students in more than 85 countries throughout the world.

 

Donations generated by our Nutcracker and spring performances, enable us to send our most talented students to a summer school for further professional training in ballet, based upon their scores in Royal Academy of Dance spring examinations. Past scholarship recipients are: Suzanna Behne, Gwendolyn Jensen, Sara Beckwith, Kristen Jensen, Kayla Lee, Amelia Holmes, Heather Ward, Ryanne Cochran, Jessica Bartholomew, Cali Couts, Rebecca Holsten, Bronte’ Curley, Tiana Bartholomew, Lauren Norberg, Marisa Demangone, and Karyn Holsten.

Please contact The Dancespace if you are interested in becoming a “Friend of Dance”.

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