An Estelle Dennis Scholarship Award offers a rare and broadly useful opportunity to support and reinforce the career paths of male identifying professional aspirants who are ballet-trained, ages 13-21, and on the brink of their careers. A recipient may use the award as a student at a well-recognized school, or as a trainee/apprentice, or entrant member of a professional company. The student also may use a portion of the cash award for sorely needed dance-related expenses. Past award winners are now dancing with BalletMet, Boston Ballet, Carolina Ballet, Colorado Ballet, Miami City Ballet, Pennsylvania Ballet, Sacramento Ballet, the Stuttgart Ballet, and Tulsa Ballet.

Auditions will be held Sunday, April 2, 2023, hosted by the Peabody Institute:

17 East Mount Vernon Place, Baltimore, MD 21202.
Studio LH16

Day of Audition Timeline:

Arrival and registration check-in starting at 12:00 PM
Self warm-up (dancers should be in ballet attire): 12:00-12:30 PM
Photo of first arabesque starting at 12:30 PM
Ballet class auditions will be held from 1:00-3:00 PM
Judges deliberate from from 3:00-4:00 PM with the adjudicating committee (dancers can change out of dance attire)
Individual conferences with awardees 4:00-5:00 PM

Applicant Checklist:
1. Register using the EDSA 2023 Registration link: EDSA 2023 Registration
2. Apply using the EDSA 2023 Application link, which includes a 2 paragraph statement of purpose: EDSA 2023 Application
3. Have a current instructor/teacher fill out the EDSA Teacher Recommendation form: EDSA 2023 Teacher Recommendation
4. Audition for scholarship.