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Dance Education Grant Recipients 

Dance Arts Foundation
Artistic Excellence Award
 Dance Education Grant

The Dance Arts Foundation is proud to present the 'Artistic Excellence Award' and Dance Education Grant. This prestigious honor is awarded to a select group of extraordinarily talented and deserving students. It stands as a testament to their artistic dedication and potential to become professional dancers. The award is carefully granted and must be used to nurture and propel their dance education and training.

2024 Recipients

 

​We are delighted to announce the 2024 recipients of the Dance Arts Foundation Artistic Excellence Award. These exemplary young dancers have each been honored with a $1000.00 grant to support their education. Awarded for outstanding technique and artistry in dance as demonstrated in performance and in class, each recipient's dedication, talent, and remarkable technical abilities have distinguished them in the field of dance. It is our privilege to support their training and to recognize their high achievements.​

 

Please join us in congratulating these outstanding individuals!

Amelie Bott Suzuki

• Age 14

• Ballet Institute of San Diego

• Year Awarded 2024 

• Dance Education Grant: $1000 -

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Aimee Ernt 

• Age 16
• The Premier Ballet School of Orange County

• Year Awarded 2024 

• Dance Education Grant: $1000 -

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Riley Ernt

• Age 16

• The Premier Ballet School of Orange County

• Year Awarded 2024 

• Dance Education Grant: $1000 -

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Kiera Finnerty

• Age 17
• Dance Studio: Inspired Movement

• Year Awarded 2024 

• Dance Education Grant: $1000 -

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Julianna Hutton

• Age 17
• Dance Studio: Independent, Los Angeles

• Year Awarded 2024 

• Dance Education Grant: $1000 -

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Jaslyn Kwan

• Age 15
• Dance Studio: Bayer Ballet Academy

• Year Awarded 2024 

• Dance Education Grant: $1000 -

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Diana Levine

• Age 14

• Dance Studio: Bayer Ballet Academy

• Year Awarded 2024 

• Dance Education Grant: $1000 -

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Maceo Paras Mangrobang

• Age 15
• Dance Studio:  Westlake School for the Performing Arts

• Year Awarded 2024 

• Dance Education Grant: $1000 -

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Valerie Lin

• Age 18

• Dance Studio: Bayer Ballet Academy

• Year Awarded 2023 

• Dance Education Grant: $1000 -

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Lucas Matzkin

• Age 17
• Dance Studio: ABT Gillespie School

• Year Awarded 2023 

• Dance Education Grant: $1000 -

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Clara Riggs

• Age 14

• Dance Studio: Dmitri Kulev Classical Ballet Academy

• Year Awarded 2023 

• Dance Education Grant: $1000 -

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Stephanie Suh

• Age 19
• Dance Studio: The Premier Ballet School of Orange County

• Year Awarded 2023 

• Dance Education Grant: $1000 -

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Caitlyn Dioneda

• Age 12
• Dance Studio: North County Academy of Dance

• Year Awarded 2023 

• Dance Education Grant: $500 -

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Ava Whitehurst

• Age 11
• Dance Studio: Academy of Ballet Arts

• Year Awarded 2023 

• Dance Education Grant: $500 -

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