A Royal Opportunity
My name is Micayla Stone. I am a homeschooled fourteen year old dancer from Southern California.
I have been dancing since I was four years old and it has always been my dream to be a part of The Royal Ballet.
Recently I have been offered a place at their year round school in England!!!
This is an amazing opportunity and a big honor; something that can not easily be passed up. It is also a huge expense (they do not offer financial aid to students outside the U.K.).
Please consider helping me to make my dream come true! Any donation is greatly appreciated.
Thank you all so much for your support and generous donations:)
Please continue to spread the word- even if I'm already in England the funds can still be put to use and are greatly appreciated!
p.s. please take a moment to check out my blog: http://thewhitelodger.blogspot.com
"¢ The Royal Ballet School is recognized as one of the top three centers of dance training in the world.
"¢ Admission to The royal Ballet School is based purely on artistic talent and potential.
"¢ There are currently 129 students aged 11 - 16 at the Lower School (White Lodge), and only 90 students aged 16 - 19 at the Upper School in Covet Garden.
"¢ Currently 90% of students rely on financial support to attend the school.
"¢ Each year between 700 - 750 young dancers audition for a place at The Royal Ballet School. The School admits just 24 students into Year 7 and 25 - 30 into Year 12.
"¢ On average the ratio of boys and girls is 50/50, twenty years ago it was 80% girls.
"¢ For the past seven years 99% of graduating students have secured a contract with a national or international ballet company.