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:

2022: Tiffany Hopkins (Colorado Ballet Studio Company)
2021: Emery Meroni (Milwaukee Ballet II)
2019: Nathaniel Lillington (Class of 2021)
2018: Alexis Valdes (trainee, San Francisco Ballet)
2017: Bela Erlandson (Dutch National Ballet)
2016: Cy Doherty (Studio Company, American Ballet Theatre)
2015: Henry Grey (1st soloist, Finnish National Ballet)
2014: Iago Bresciani (Estonian National Ballet) and Hayden Slaff (Columbia Classical Ballet)
2013: Emily Fennell (Cleveland Ballet) and Andrea Fabbri (Estonian National Ballet)
2012: Vanessa Lai (Finnish National Ballet) and Stefan Goncalvez (Joffrey Ballet)
2010: Alexandre Barros (Atlanta Ballet) and Cavan Conley (San Francisco Ballet)
2008: José Pereira (Faculdade REGES – Ribeirao Preto, Brazil) and Mahallia Ward (Joffrey Ballet)
2007: Christophor Moulton (Colorado Ballet) and Francisco Preciado (San Jose Ballet)
2006: Morgana Cappellari (Sao Paulo Companhia de Danca, Brazil) and Beth Ann Maslinoff (Eugene Ballet Company)
2005: Isadora Loyola (American Ballet Theatre) and Adam Still (soloist, Colorado Ballet)
2004: Gleidson Vasconcelos (Ballet Arizona; ballet instructor)
2003: Megan Zimny Kaftira (former soloist, Dutch National Ballet) and James Clark (Royal Danish Ballet)
2002: Amanda Green (former principal, Royal Winnipeg Ballet) and Matthew Adamczyk (Joffrey Ballet Chicago)
2001: Bridgett Zehr (former principal, National Ballet of Canada; English National Ballet) and Jonathan Dummar (Smuin Ballet)

Initial funding for HARID’s Rudolf Nureyev Endowed Fund was provided by the The Rudolf Nureyev® Dance Foundation.