Hi, my name is Mia and I am a 15 year old aspiring ballerina from Scottsdale Arizona. I wanted to share with everyone that I have been blessed with an amazing opportunity to study at The Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis School of American Ballet Theater in NYC. The American Ballet Theatre is one of the most highly known and greatest dance companies in the world. It is referred to as a national treasure in the USA and is incredibly unique as the only significant cultural institution that tours. The school of ABT is ranked top five in the world and acceptance in the school alumni currently accounts for 35% of the dancers in ABT’s main company. It has been my dream to dance with The American Ballet Theater since I was 7 years old. All of my hard work and sacrifice has led me to this moment and I am humbled by the opportunity to not only be accepted into this prestigious school but, to also receive a full scholarship. I would not be able to attend this school if it weren’t for the blessing of this generous scholarship. Providing for my ballet training has been a hardship for my disabled single mom due to my family’s lack of resources. In order for me to be able to take advantage of this opportunity and attend the school of my dreams; I will need to raise funds to help pay for the housing costs for the year. We are finding that housing is very expensive in NYC and it is not included in my scholarship. We continue trusting in God and I greatly appreciate anything you can donate to help me in following my dreams and beginning my world class training at ABT.