Four dancers win Joffrey Ballet School Summer Scholarships

San Francisco Summer Intensive

Today Dance Informa is thrilled to announce four more winners of the Joffrey Ballet School Summer Intensive Giveaway! Congratulations to Las Vegas-based dancer McKenna Meeks, Canadian dancer Nia Lindsay, Mariya Popova of New Jersey and Illinois-based dancer Danielle Fattore. These four applicants have all won scholarships to the 2016 Joffrey Ballet School Summer Intensive of their choice!

In November, Dance Informa, in partnership with the Joffrey Ballet School in New York City, launched the exciting Summer Scholarship Contest. Running through May, Dance Informa is awarding 25 two-week Summer Scholarships – totaling more than a quarter million dollars! Each scholarship covers tuition for a two-week intensive of their choice, plus housing and meals! 

Each winner submitted a two-minute video for a chance to win. See two videos below!

To learn more about this thrilling opportunity and to learn how to enter the contest, read the article in the Dance Informa U.S. Magazine December Edition. Australian and New Zealand dancers are encouraged to apply. Aussie Keiley West was one of the first entrants to win a scholarship, along with Allison Garcia, a dancer from the Dominican Republic.

In addition to the summer scholarships, one talented dancer will also be receiving a paid Apprentice position in the Joffrey Ballet Concert Group (JBS Touring Company) for one year! Enter now at

As the sole news provider for the Joffrey Ballet School, Dance Informa is delighted to partner with this extraordinary organization in this special way. Originally founded in 1953 by Robert Joffrey and Gerald Arpino, the school develops and trains professional dancers, having produced over 5,000 working dancers in the last 63 years. For more information on the Joffrey Ballet School, visit

Photo (top): Josie Walsh demonstrating at the Joffrey Ballet School San Francisco Summer Intensive in 2014. Photo by Jody Q. Kasch.

1 Comment

1 Comment

  1. Leonard Meek

    Mar 7, 2016 at 5:44 am

    Finally, a critic who is not afraid to talk about the truth in where dance has gone. Please people, if you are going to roll on the floor and walk around the stage, please, please make sure it is vital to the “choreography”. If it is gratuitous or for the purposes of receiving grants, do it at home.

    From a former principal dancer of The Lar Lubovitch Dance Company and The Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *


To Top