Scholarship Program

2018-2019: SEE BELOW FOR DETAILS

SCHOLARSHIP RECIPIENT 2017-2018: YANA

Yana hails from Russia. Her mom introduced her to ballet at the age of 8. Little did she know at that time that dance would become her lifetime passion. She trained in ballet and modern dance, until she was introduced to the magical world of pole dancing.

Yana always dreamt about a career in dancing, but social and family pressure often discouraged her. It all has changed when she became a Body & Pole work-study in January 2017. Seeing so many talented, successful, and professional dancers in one place and being able to learn from them every day has been a life changing experience. Along with getting stronger on the pole, she was able to learn aerial dance and added lyra to her skill set. For her passion and dedication, she has been granted a Scholarship by Body & Pole to pursue a dance career.

Yana worked as a performer and instructor in Russia, Europe, and America. She competed and won in PSO Level 4 Division (2017). In 2018, she plans to perform in various projects and compete in professional divisions in the USA and worldwide. Her goals are to become a recognized performer and outstanding instructor.

THE BODY & POLE SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM

FEE: $0

We are looking for 1-3 highly skilled pre-professional aerial, pole and/or contortion dancer athletes that believe they have what it takes to enter the professional pole and aerial circuit.

DETAILS:

  • Must be between 18 – 28 years of age
  • Submissions for 2018-2019 due by April 2, 2018
  • Notified call backs will be sent May 4, 2018
  • On-site audition will be held June 7 – 8, 2018 at Body & Pole in NYC
  • Scholarship year starts September 4, 2018 and ends June 4, 2019

This is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for a young pre-professional who is serious about becoming an elite pole or aerial dance athlete and performer. This 9 month curated program is led by our world-renown Body & Pole directors to optimize your potential, exposure, and growth. This scholarship year culminates in a showcase where you will be featured in front of industry leaders, talent scouts, and the pole and aerial community.

Who is it for:
Pre-professional, serious pole and aerial dancer athletes who are able to commit 36-40 hours per week (plus hours during rehearsals and performances) to study at the world renowned Body & Pole for 1 scholarship year. This scholarship is for those whose schedule is flexible, allowing them to take class from a wide range of participating Body & Pole instructors, choreographers, and coaches. This program is only for those who are committed, passionate, and ready for the challenge. Please note, you must be between 18 – 28 years of age to be considered.

What it is:
Selected by audition and pre-screening via online application, 1-3 pre-professionals will be chosen to receive this 1 year scholarship. The program will be curated and led by our world-renown Body & Pole directors to optimize your potential, exposure, and growth. This scholarship year culminates in a showcase where you will be featured in front of industry leaders, talent scouts, and the pole and aerial community.

Weekly, it includes an individualized class schedule, with privates and coaching ranging from strength, performance, flexibility, dance, branding/marketing and professionalism. You will be guided and expected to compete, perform, and showcase in pole and aerial events during the scholarship year.

What it is not:
It is not accredited, vocational or part of a curriculum. It is not graded and does not issue a degree, academic credit or certification associated with an academic or vocational school. It does not guarantee professional representation or employment.

Submission info:
What to submit (in resume form):
1. Legal Name
2. Age
3. Gender Association
4. Movement Background
5. Accolades and Performance Experience
6. Apparatus Specialty

Additionally, we would like to know about any injuries or surgeries. Be specific.

Video Submission Requirements:

Video should be no longer than 4 minutes and should include footage of you on all three apparatus (pole, aerial hoop, aerial fabric or hammock). We also need to see your dance ability, flexibility/contortion, and gymnastics (if applicable). For example, we recommend 1.5 minutes of your primary apparatus, and 45 seconds on your secondary, you will have 1 minute additional to show dance, gymnastics and flexibility. This can be an edited compilation of current representation of your ability.

SEND YOUR SUBMISSIONS TO jadi@bodyandpole.com
SUBJECT TITLE: Scholarship Submission