The HARID Conservatory’s Male Dancer Scholarship recognizes a Summer-Intensive student who the faculty and director feel is exceptionally qualified for continued studies at HARID. The Scholarship supports the recipient’s enrollment during the subsequent school year.
HARID director, Gordon Wright, stated, “We were pleased to create this scholarship to encourage young male dancers. The financial award, in the amount of $3,000, is intended to assist the recipient with their room-and-board fee during the school year.”
Male dance students 13–16 years of age (currently in academic grades 8–11) are eligible to be considered for the Scholarship while attending HARID’s Summer Intensive. The winner of the Male Dancer Scholarship is announced at the conclusion of the four-week program.
The HARID Conservatory is an internationally recognized professional-training school for gifted young dancers. Students from across the United States and from other countries are selected for enrollment through a stringent audition process. Artistic talent is the primary admission criterion. All students receive full tuition scholarships for study during the school year.
HARID students have won major awards at various national and international ballet competitions, and the school’s alumni have been employed by more than eighty professional dance companies across the United States and in Canada, Europe, South America, and Asia. Many have distinguished themselves as soloist and principal dancers in leading companies.
The HARID Conservatory is recognized as a high school by the State of Florida. Graduates receive a high-school diploma and, for those who qualify, a HARID Certificate of Completion.