2012 Merit Scholarship Winners

Dance & More Merit Scholarships

Recipient: Vanessa Price
Teacher: Donna Ziegler, MDE, Willow Street Dance Theatre
Honorable Mention: Jazmine Byrd, student of Yvonee Groves, MDE, Yvonne Groves School of Dance

Ballet Forum Merit Scholarships

Ballet Forum I - The Adele Artinian Scholarship Fund

Recipient: Olivia Coolman
Teacher: Korin Drilling, The Dance Center
Honorable Mention: Silvana Uribe, student of Sandra Black, CDE, Dean/Black School of Performing Arts, Inc.

Ballet Forum II - The Marie Buczkowski Memorial Fund

Recipient: Katie Henry
Teacher: Jean Wolfmeyer, Jean Wolfmeyer School of Dance
Honorable Mention: Kate Myers, student of Stephanie Annandale, The Dance Company

Ballet Forum III – The Marjorie Duckett Memorial Fund

Recipient: Ella Dorman
Teacher: Korin Drilling, The Dance Center
Honorable Mention: Paige Abdella, student of Anne Jensen, The Turning Pointe School of Performing Arts

Ballet Forum IV – The Elisa Stigler Memorial Fund

Recipient: Claire Bouret
Teacher: Anne Jensen, The Turning Pointe School of Performing Arts
Honorable Mention: Grace Robison, student of Kristina Crane, MDE, Debra Collier’s School of Dance

The Larry Long Male Scholarship

Recipient: Brian Wirgau
Teacher: Bonnie Allard, Allard Academy of Dance
Honorable Mention: Richard Marks, student of Cindy Jones, Westside Dance Academy

Student Session Merit Scholarships

Orange Group

Recipient: Dali Paladino
Teacher: Tressa Mohler, Mohler Dance Academy

Purple Group

Recipient: Mary Kate Godfrey
Teacher: Yvonne Groves, MDE, Yvonne Groves School of Dance

Red Group

Recipient: Maya Dorangrichia
Teacher: Terri Sinani, CDE, Next Step Dance Studio LLC

Blue Group

Recipient: Ben Reinkemeyer
Teacher: Loren LoMastro Specht, LoMastro Perfoming Ars Academy

White Group

Recipient: Richard Marks
Teacher: Cindy Jones, Westside Dance Academy

Green Group

Recipient: Megan Donnan
Teacher: Jeanette Wey-Wissmiller, MDE, J’s Dance Studio

Yellow Group

Recipient: Marvin Solberg
Teacher: Korin Drilling, Dance Centre Inc.