Congratulations Mary Kate, our SAB scholarship recipient for 2018-2019!

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Congratulations Mary Kate, our SAB scholarship recipient for 2018-2019!

The Angel Shine Foundation’s 2018-2019 School of American Ballet scholarship recipient is young ballerina Mary Kate!

Mary Kate, age 17, is from Mobile, Alabama. She attended SAB’s Summer Courses in 2014 and 2016 before enrolling as a full-time student in fall 2016. Over the past two Winter Terms, Mary Kate has progressed through the Advanced Division and is now training in the highest female level, Girls D. Last June, she performed in the School’s Workshop Performances, dancing a lead role in George Balanchine’s Western Symphony. This fall, Mary Kate is choreographing a new ballet for SAB’s Student Choreography Workshop and will have an opportunity to further work on this piece in the spring. She will also have the chance to perform in her peers’ choreographic works, other in-studio showings, and in the School’s 2019 Workshop Performances.

The Angel Shine Foundation’s grant awarded in honor of Ariana B. will underwrite Mary Kate’s tuition and room and board, enabling her to reach her fullest potential as a ballet artist and achieve her dream of becoming a professional ballet dancer.

57_Mary Kate & Jackson Western

57_Mary Kate & Jackson Western

School of American Ballet

Photo credit: Rosalie O’Connor

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