Scholarship renewals awarded to BAE students, Jenny Ku and Claire Smith

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Scholarship renewals awarded to BAE students, Jenny Ku and Claire Smith

We are very happy to announce that The Angel Shine Foundation has awarded another year of  scholarships for Ballet Academy East students, Claire Smith and Jenny Ku. The generous gifts will support Jenny’s and Claire’s studies at BAE and will ultimately help steer them closer to their goal of becoming professional dancers.  Claire’s scholarship gift was awarded in honor of Angel Shine’s board member, Vicki Leeds Tananbaum and her husband, Harold Tananbaum.

The founder of the Angel Shine Foundation, Allyson Tang, believes that all children deserve the opportunity to discover and develop their unique gifts. By lifting their financial burden, the Angel Shine Foundation scholarships allow children to focus on nurturing their talent and giving them the confidence to realize their dreams.




Jenny Ku, 15-year old BAE Student
“It is such an honor to receive this scholarship from The Angel Shine Foundation! I am grateful to have this incredible support, which allows me to further my dance training. Thank you to The Angel Shine Foundation for believing in me and for helping me achieve my goals and dreams in dance.”20190531_BAE_FridayEveningPerformance_ChristopherDuggan_046


Claire Smith, 14-year old BAE Student
“I want to thank Allyson Tang, The Angel Shine Foundation, Vicki and Harold Tananbaum from the bottom of my heart. To know that I am being supported by these amazing people makes me feel so amazing inside. The impact that The Angel Shine Foundation has had on my family and me is truly beautiful, and their support has been life changing. Thanks to them I can continue my training at Ballet Academy East and get closer to my dream of becoming a professional dancer. I am forever grateful.”

Allyson Tang, Founder of The Angel Shine Foundation
“The stellar faculty at BAE and its inspiring founder, Julia Dubno not only teach children exceptional ballet technique, they provide a loving environment for them to have the confidence to excel in life. The Angel Shine Foundation is thrilled to award scholarships in support of Jenny’s and Claire’s dance education.”

Julia Dubno, Founder and Director of Ballet Academy East
“The Angel Shine Foundation’s mission of empowering children through the arts is deeply inspiring. I sincerely thank the Angel Shine Foundation and its visionary Founder, Allyson Tang, for shining a well-deserved light on Claire Smith and Jenny Ku, and for supporting Ballet Academy East’s commitment to nurturing young dancers.”

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