We welcome your initiative. You have done well to find us. We are KUVANA, a non-profit foundation focused on ballet education and performing arts. We offer scholarships and grants. These are gifts you do not have to repay. These gifts are offered on the basis of need and artistic talent.
Why we do this? Our founders know that talent doesn’t always mean you can afford to pay for training, specially ballet. For a long time, ballet training has been limited to elite students only. We want to change that, we want to make sure no talented student has to go without training if he or she has recognized skills to be a great artist.
Why is this important? We believe that The performing arts breed discipline, perseverance and tolerance. Team-work and self-esteem are heightened to new high levels. This has a domino effect enhancing the well being of the artists, their families and society at large.
We invite ballet teachers to apply for grants to continue their continuing ballet education.
Special consideration is given to advanced and innovative training techniques that will update you or provide you with the most recent information on technique are related artistic topics. Additionally, ballet intensive summer camps for teachers provide great opportunity for teachers to refresh or update their training and KUVANA supports these activities as these in turn benefit the students you teach.
Our Artistic Board, made up of ballet educators and principal dancers, will evaluate the merits of your application as to the ultimate benefit that ballet students will derive from the training.
The examiner will then make a recommendation to our Artistic Director who then makes a final decision. If awarded, the grant will be paid to the school directly on behalf of each teacher.
We want to invite your school to register as a sponsoring school to then be able to nominate and apply on behalf of your students.
Our Artistic Board, made up of ballet educators and principal dancers, will evaluate children for their technique and artistic skills.
The examiner will then make a recommendation to our Artistic Director who then makes a final decision.
If awarded, the grant will be paid to the sponsoring school directly on behalf of each student.
The school’s commitment is to submit a short video showcasing the child’s progress for the board’s evaluation and decision to renew the grant every semester.