The training I received at the Draper Center has provided me with a strong technique, giving me freedom to focus on artistic development. It gave me the experience of working in the corps de ballet and exposed me to many different forms of dance such as, modern, character, jazz and contemporary. I was also able to learn how to pick up choreography quickly and use rehearsal time effectively. After leaving the Draper Center I realized what a unique experience it was to be able to work so closely with the company. Not only did it offer constant inspiration, but also a taste of what the professional ballet world is like. All of these traits have been of value to me at the summer intensives I have attended and while at Indiana University and I am certain they will continue to help me with my future endeavors.
Kelsey White, Scholarship – Indiana University