Early Bird Award
For all Current CORPS de Ballet International Members
CORPS de Ballet International’s Conference
CORPS de Ballet International offers two awards in the amount of $100 each.
Eligibility criteria are as follows:
- CORPS de Ballet International membership must be current.
Member must submit the full conference registration fee to be considered for this award. Award winners will receive $100 directly from CORPS at the conference.
- Current CORPS Members receiving the Conference Presentation Scholarship will not be eligible for the Early Bird Award. CORPS Board of Directors and Executive Committee members are not eligible.
The Awards Committee selects awardees on a first-applied, first-paid basis. Awards will be determined by the PayPal date or the postmark on the registration payment. If more than two applications are received at the same time, the Awards Committee will draw names from eligible applicants.
Conference Presentation Scholarship
Basil Thompson Memorial Scholarship
In memory of Basil Thompson, renowned teacher, director, dancer and friend, CORPS de Ballet International is offering a $500 scholarship for a university/college male dancer to support his training in classical ballet. This scholarship may be used for university/college tuition as part of a dance program or for a ballet-based summer workshop of the student’s choice. Payment will be made directly to the program of choice.
Basil Thompson Memorial Award Recipient 2017:
Antonio Wright of Baltimore, Maryland, began his dance training at the age of 14 at New Town High School. In 2012, he transferred to George Washington Carver Center for the Performing Arts to then begin his formal training under the direction of Elizabeth Ahearn, Maria Royals, and Stephanie Powell and graduated in 2014. Antonio has also trained at both Nashville Ballet and Alonzo King Lines Ballet Summer Intensives. Antonio is a recipient of both the Maryland All-State Dance Award, and the Susan B. Glazer Scholarship which he was awarded in order to attend The University of the Arts under the direction of Donna Faye Burchfield. During his time at The University he has worked with many different artists including Douglas Becker, Meredith Rainey, Helen Simoneau, and Nora Gibson. Thanks to the help of the CORPS de Ballet International Scholarship Committee and Basil Thompson, Antonio will be studying at The Arts Umbrella International Summer Intensive in Vancouver, BC, Canada.