Dance Theatre of Harlem Summer Intensive

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Raised by 51 people in 46 months
I have been accepted into Dance Theatre of Harlem's Summer Intensive 2015.

I have been given the amazing opportunity to dance at DTH in New York this summer. I'm incredibly excited to get one step further towards becoming a professional dancer. I began professionally training at no cost, Thursday, August 23, 2012 at Saint Paul Conservatory for Performing Artist. I then received a full tuition scholarship at TU Dance, where I have greatly advanced because of the love and support I receive there.

I feel so blessed to have been accepted into an amazing school in New York where I can learn and grow as a person and an artist; but I need your help!

I live at home with only my mother. We only have each other, no family. Momma had a stroke 4 years ago but she fought hard to recover. She only had 10% chance of living; but she stayed strong and prayed to God with all her faith. She is doing much better now, but work has been limited because of her disability. My mother and I are determined to make this happen despite of all the hardships in life.

Any donations made would truly be a blessing. Down below I've posted my audition video and a video that shares a bit of my story (starts at 2:30 through the end). My goal in life is to become a role model and inspire young girls to dream big and chase their dreams despite of all the pain in life. I want to be the example of "pain passes, but beauty remains".

Registration fee: $200

DTH tuition: $1,200

Housing tuition: $2,175

+ travel, pointe shoes, ballet slippers, makeup to make shoes flesh tone, tights, 1 uniform leotard for performance from DTH boutique.





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THANK YOU! My trip to New York has completely changed my life. I've learned so much about myself and continue to grow. I'm so sure that this is what I want to do with m life. I was able to make so many connections and so many new friends who I now call family. Thank you for making one of my dreams come true! I owe it all to you. I could have not done it without all of the support I received from you all. You are loved so so much! God bless you and I will keep you in my prayers ❤️ thank you! I appreciate every single one of you. My life has been changed.
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Today at the D(n)A Xperience - a one day intensive with the Graf sisters - I was one out of three students to receive a scholarship at Chicago Multi-Cultural Dance Center!
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Share with family and friends! I leave tonight! Still need a little more help.
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Today I made my own foot stretcher and it's honestly so much fun finding creative ways to make my dreams come true.
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Raised by 51 people in 46 months
Created February 25, 2015
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$13
Elise Radspinner
41 months ago

I know this is not much but I hope it helps! So proud of you and how much you have grown!!! Continue to be amazing this summer, I know you will make it big❤️

MH
$100
Marjorie Hogan
41 months ago

Good luck, Carina - we are Ilse Griffin's parents

$15
Demetrius McClendon
41 months ago

Wishing you all the best, young Queen (ruler of your own life/ throne)! Wish I had more to give, but like I told Destiny, dance is not the most lucrative career--warning lol. Keep following your dreams! :)

$25
Anonymous
42 months ago
$50
Anonymous
42 months ago
$100
Vincent Patterson
42 months ago

Do di ting darlin!

SK
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Sharon Kunau
42 months ago

Good luck, Carina! You are a poised, mature young woman. I expect you'll go far with your goals ! ( friend of Sarah Berger from Neighborhood House)

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