Scholarships

Missoula offers excellence in dance, but there is no question Montana is a small pond. In order for our dancers to gain knowledge and perspective about a possible future in the professional dance world, they need to dip a toe in bigger waters and broaden their horizons.

First, please read application instructions below:

2024 Scholarship Application

Then, apply by clicking on the button below — deadline is May 1, 2024:

Since 2001, Garden City Ballet has awarded more than $50,000 to support the education and training of our local dancers attending prestigious summer programs, including:

The Ailey School – New York, NY
American Ballet Theatre – New York, NY / Austin, TX / Detroit, MI
American Academy of Ballet – New York, NY
American Midwest Ballet – Council Bluffs, NE
Ballet Arts Academy – Missoula, MT
Ballet Austin – Austin, TX
Ballet Beyond Borders – CA
Ballet Idaho Academy – Boise, ID
Ballet Legacy Master Class Series – Bozeman, MT
Ballet Montana – Helena, MT
Ballet West – Salt Lake City, UT
Bates Dance Festival – Lewiston, ME
Boston Ballet Summer Dance Program – Boston, MA
Boulder Jazz Dance Workshop – Boulder, CO
Broadway Dance Center Internship – New York, NY
Central Pennsylvania Youth Ballet – Carlisle, PA
Classic Dance Academy – Centennial, CO
Complexions Summer Intensive – Los Angeles, CA
Feat by Feet Intensive – Whitefish, MT
Garden City Ballet Nutcracker Audition Boot Camp – Missoula, MT
Goh Ballet Academy – Vancouver, Canada
Gus Gordano Jazz – Chicago, IL
Houston Ballet – Houston, TX
Joffrey Colorado – Boulder, CO
The Juilliard School – New York, NY
Lines Ballet – San Francisco, CA
Montana Ballet Company – Bozeman, MT
North Carolina School of the Arts – Winston Salem, NC
NYCDA Nationals – New York, NY
Oregon Ballet Theater School – Portland, OR
Pacific Artists Dance Center – Portland, OR
Pacific Northwest Ballet – Seattle, WA
Pittsburg Ballet Theatre – Pittsburgh, PA
Pointe Park University – Pittsburgh, PA
Saratoga Summer Dance Intensive – Saratoga Springs, NY
School of Nashville Ballet – Nashville, TX
School of Oregon Ballet – Portland, OR
Show Tyme Academy – Missoula, MT
South Carolina Summer Dance Conservatory – Jazz Intensive – Columbia, SC
Summer Dance Lab – Walla Walla, WA
The Nutmeg Ballet Conservancy – Torrington, CT
The Portland Ballet – Portland, OR
The Rock – Philadelphia, PA
The Washington School of Ballet – Washington, D.C.
Universal Ballet Academy – Washington, D.C.
Vail Valley Summer Dance Intensive – Vail, CO

Scholarship Recipients

Elena Chynoweth (2016, 2017)
Sophia Cowmey (2018)
Zoe Devlin (2011, 2012)
Liana Dillon (2015, 2016)
Phoebe Dillon (2023)
Elysee Donaghy (2017)
Oscar Duffield (2019)
Eva Joy Erickson (2019)
Lia Erving (2012, 2013)
Maeve Fahey (2013, 2014, 2016, 2017)
Olivia Farnes (2019, 2022)
Ashley Follett (2020, 2022, 2023)
Talla Gass (2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017)
Cate Gibbons (2019, 2020, 2021)
Robbie Gibbons (2023)
Katelyn Grenager (2011)
Eila Gustina (2014, 2015)
Thalia Gustina (2014, 2015, 2016, 2017)
Helen Hartley (2012, 2013)
Reagan Hudiburgh (2022, 2023)
Peyton Humphries-McGovern (2011, 2013, 2015)
Libbie Jones (2013)
Audrey Kurz (2016, 2017, 2018, 2019)
Sari Lerch (2011)
Kiley Medlinger (2023)
Pearl Miller (2016, 2017)
Rylee Moore (2014, 2015, 2016)
Alta Murray (2021)
Opal Murray (2021, 2023)
Delilah Nelson (2022)
Sylvie Nelson (2018, 2019)
Grace Nolan (2018, 2020)
Audrey Pettit (2016, 2017)
Ashlyn Phillips (2023)
Nicole Philp (2011, 2013)
Mattea Prison (2011, 2012, 2014)
Kaitlyn Reinhardt (2022)
Tessa Richards (2011)
Regan Samson (2012)
Callie Scanlan (2011)
Layla Sevilla (2023)
Rhea Smith (2022, 2023)
Ciera Syvrud (2013)
Ava Tooke (2020)
Michelle VanCanagan (2013)
Lydia West (2018, 2019)
Betty Wicks (2023)
Ruby Wicks (2023)
Quinn Wyland (2023)

(Note: This is a partial listing. Please contact GCB if you have information about prior award recipients.)