About the Scholarship

Striving toward a more equitable and diverse future in dance, we are proud to introduce Dancers of Today, a new Ballet BC scholarship program.

Dancers of Today aims to provide greater access to dance education, with the ultimate goal of creating a path accessible to all communities to feed into our professional company. The scholarship, supported by the Y.P. Heung Foundation, will offer an aspiring dancer an opportunity to further their training through the Arts Umbrella Dance program, with preference given to applicants from underrepresented communities.

The successful candidate will be a student aged 12 and above who exhibits talent and commitment to the field of dance. Ballet BC will cover 100% of tuition and related fees for a minimum of one student to attend the dance program at Arts Umbrella for at least six years – a value of $11,000-$12,500 annually.

The Ballet BC Dancers of Today Scholarship recipient for the 2022/23 and 2023/24 seasons is Nathan Bear.

For more information, please contact outreach@balletbc.com