The Jerene Elizabeth Thomas "JET" Dance Scholarship has been established in memory of Ms. D'Alessandro's mother. Jerene was instrumental in supporting the founding of SOTD, as well as working as Costume Designer and Managing Director for many years. Jerene was a caring and generous person, whose love of the arts and knowledge of music, literature and theater were great inspiration to our programming. She will always be in our hearts, in the audience and on the stage with us in some way.
The 2017-2018 school year will see the initiation of this $500 scholarship, to be applied to a year of tuition at SOTD.
There will be one recipient for each category. Ballet, Jazz, Tap and Modern.
Applicants must be in High School, have studied at SOTD for a minimum of five years and plan to enroll in five or more classes (Ballet counts as two). The application process will involve completing a simple application form, an interview, and a brief 1 minute solo in the genre(s) of applicant's choice.
In addition to basic information the application will ask the following.