Gelsey Kirkland Summer Intensive

$1,165 of $10,000 goal

Raised by 15 people in 24 months
Celine Smelik
on behalf of Alvin Smelik
I am an aspiring ballet dancer and it is my dream to dance professionally. I was overjoyed to receive an acceptance letter to these Gelsey Kirkland programs and I am very thankful for such an opportunity. The Repertory Workshop and the Pre-Professional Program are the two programs in which I have been accepted. I know that each one of these summer programs will bring me one step closer to my dream. What I would love more than anything is to attend both of these intensives this summer, however, it is very expensive. Any money that can be raised will be used for many of the costs that are involved with ballet such as tuition and pointe shoes. Any help would be greatly, greatly appreciated. Please help me achieve my dreams!
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Hello and thank you again to everyone who helped and supported my goal over the summer and the past year! I now go to Gelsey Kirkland Academy year round and absolutely love it there. My days are very rigorous and it is a lot of hard work but I am beyond thankful for this opportunity. I get to dance more than 20 hours a week and it is a dream come true. Thank you for helping make this possible. Tuition for the year round program is extremely expensive and so is the cost of living in New York City. The tuition is roughly $14,000. So far my family has been able to provide the needed amount for the past acedemic year. However it is going to be very expensive again this coming year and it is difficult to come up with all the needed funds. My family is committed to me going this coming year and we are trying to find ways to raise money for the tuition. Any help would be greatly appreciated and would help tremendously. Any donation would help me be able to continue to go to GKA and further my dream of dancing.
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Thank you so much to everyone who donated! Thanks to you I was able to pay a deposit fee and am on the way to paying the needed housing deposit. Thank you for spreading the word and supporting my dream.
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$1,165 of $10,000 goal

Raised by 15 people in 24 months
Created February 17, 2017
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Tami Avis
19 months ago

Celine, I believe in you and your talent....go get em....!!!!

Brian Hazeltine
23 months ago

Knock 'em dead, Celine!

Kent Theatre Allington
23 months ago

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