Help Zebra #DestinationGraduation

I'm just a little Zebra from the beautiful island of Bermuda! I graduate this year and I ll be the first of my immediate family to do so. However scholarships and funding have never been more scarce.

I don't have enough money to pay for school. This summer I've received two scholarships to aid my education totaling $20000. My school is $79000 a year and frankly has been since I started.

I firstly want to say a huge thank you to The Peter Leitner Scholarship, G&S Scholarship and The National Dance Foundation for their continued support throughout my entire education! To them I am eternally grateful! I'd also like to thank every other scholarship that has helped along the way. And everyone who has supported me and my family on this journey!

However I'm deeply saddened that in my final year of school, I don't even have the finances to pay for a deferred payment program at the prestigious Tisch School of the Art, New York University.

I feel I am one of one of the most versatile performers bermuda has to offer currently. My skills set includes: dancing/choreographing with training in hip hop, street style, jazz, contemporary, tap, Indian, African, Flamenco and some training in ballet, modern and salsa, acting, singing, parody writing, tumbling/gymnastics, fire spinning/ including fire hands, fans, staff, poi, hoop and fire breathing, stilt walking, aerial training in lyra, static trapeze and silks and pole sport training.

I've performed in 1 off off Broadway production, 1 off Broadway production, 1 Tisch Mainstage and 1 Experimental Theatre Wing Mainstage and I've taught a dance workshop in Viborg, Denmark!

I've received over my 4 years at nyu a grand total of $119500 in scholarships. I've fund raised $12500 doing one man shows almost entirely of my own content.

I'm working 3 jobs and my parents, both working multiple to support me and my brother.

All of this to say in my final year, when I'm more qualified then ever and I'm killing myself to make sure I can go back, I have the least amount of funding?

Here's where you come in! Donate from $1 all the way to 45000 if you like! For every $250 raised I will be releasing a new piece of content. Whether it be a new choreo, a new parody, a song cover, a poem, a Merman video, a fire spinning video SOMETHING! I want to show the skill set that is being invested in and the passion of a kid who really wants it! SO Help a Zebra Out! Help me GRADUATE!! You donate and support is greatly appreciated ❤️❤️

Donations ()

  • janee Johnson  
    • $115 
    • 25 mos
  • Anonymous 
    • $50 
    • 27 mos
  • Amy Tiong  
    • $10 
    • 27 mos
  • Vienna Enos 
    • $50 
    • 29 mos
  • Danielle Elmers 
    • $25 
    • 31 mos
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Organizer and beneficiary

Marcus Zebrakid Smith 
Organizer
Jane Sun 
Beneficiary
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