Beverly Miller Scholarship
Costume Gallery Awards $14,000 in Dance Scholarships!
Twenty-six dancers have much to be thankful for this week, as
Costume Gallery's Beverly Miller Scholarships are announced. The 2012
winners were selected from hundreds of applicants, based, in part, on
their 120 word essays. The winners, ages 12-21, discussed how they
would use the funds to further their dance studies. Each described
their passion for the art and their desire to excel. Winnings will be
used to attend dance intensives, summer programs, and pay for
There was huge excitement the day before Thanksgiving as Costume
Gallery staff contacted the teachers of the winning students, asking
that they call the winners with the good news. There were tears of joy
from coast to coast.
Each recipient will receive $500 and Brianna Russell, from Briarwood
Ballet in Birmingham, Alabama won the $1,000 prize. Brianna discussed
how she seeks to instill self-confidence in the younger dancers she
instructs. She intends to "change the world, one pirouette at a time."
For a full list of 2012 Beverly Miller Scholarship recipients, please
see below, or visit the
company's Facebook page.
Over the past five years Costume Gallery has awarded $57,000 to enable
worthy students to pursue their dance education.
Congratulations to the winners and thank you to all the teachers who
encourage these and countless other dedicated dancers every day!
Here is a full list of the 2012 Beverly Miller Scholarship recipients:
Bunker Dance Center
Las Vegas, NV
Debbie Werbrouck’s School of Dance
American Dance Academy
South Lyon, MI
Extensions School of Dance
Barb’s Centre for Dance
Green Bay, WI
Jacqueline Rivera Dance Couture
Lake Ronkonkoma, NY
L.A. Dance School of the Arts
Staten Island, NY
New School of Dance and Arts
A Step Above Dance and Music Academy
Somerset County Vocational High School
St. Peters Academy of Dance
St. Peters, MO
Momentum Dance Center
Yorba Linda, CA
The Rock School for Dance Education
The Movement Dance Center
Concord Dance Center
William M. Raines High Dance Dept.
Shannon Crites School of Dance
Greater Hartford Dance Academy
CJ’s Dance Factory
St. Martin Academy of Fine Arts
St. Martinville, LA
Cedar Park Dance Company
Cedar Park, TX
Elizabeth’s Dance Expressions
Studio K Dance