The HARID Conservatory

America’s tuition-free professional training school for gifted young dancers

The Rudolf Nureyev Endowed Fund

Made possible by a generous grant from the Rudolf Nureyev® Dance Foundation

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Rudolf Nureyev
Rudolf Nureyev

The Rudolf Nureyev Endowed Fund, established in honor and memory of one of the 20th century’s most celebrated dance artists, provides need-based financial awards to offset the living expenses incurred by students enrolled at the Conservatory. One or more Rudolf Nureyev Awards are given annually to qualified students whose families cannot otherwise afford the fees for room and board at the school.

To ensure that financial assistance remains available to future generations of young dancers in perpetuity, HARID welcomes support from individuals, foundations, and corporations. To contribute to the Rudolf Nureyev Endowed Fund, please contact HARID’s director, Gordon Wright, at 561-997-2677, or click here.

Since 2001, Rudolf Nureyev Awards have provided vital financial support for gifted young dancers at HARID. The recipients have consistently achieved professional success following their graduation:

2001: Bridgett Zehr (English National Ballet) and Jonathan Dummar (Smuin Ballet)
2002: Amanda Green (Royal Winnipeg Ballet) and Matthew Adamczyk (Joffrey Ballet Chicago)
2003: Megan Zimny Kaftira (Dutch National Ballet) and James Clark (Royal Danish Ballet)
2004: Gleidson Vasconcelos (Ballet Arizona)
2005: Isadora Loyola (American Ballet Theatre) and Adam Still (Colorado Ballet)
2006: Morgana Cappellari (São Paulo Companhia de Danca, Brazil) and Beth Ann Maslinoff (Eugene Ballet Company)
2007: Christophor Moulton (Colorado Ballet) and Francisco Preciado (San Jose Ballet)
2008: José Pereira (Faculdade REGES – Ribeirão Preto, Brazil) and Mahallia Ward (Joffrey Ballet)
2010: Alexandre Barros (Atlanta Ballet) and Cavan Conley (Tulsa Ballet)
2012: Vanessa Lai (Hong Kong Ballet) and Stefan Goncalvez (Joffrey Ballet)
2013: Emily Fennell (Cleveland Ballet) and Andrea Fabbri (Los Angeles Ballet)
2014: Iago Bresciani (Charlotte Ballet) and Hayden Slaff (Trainee, The Washington Ballet)
2015: Henry Grey (Bavarian State Ballet)

The Rudolf Nureyev® Dance Foundation seeks to preserve and protect the history and tradition of dance while, at the same time, encouraging its progress and development. The Foundation aims to perpetuate Rudolf Nureyev’s name and to advance his vision and work by supporting the study, performance, and appreciation of dance.