This week, Ballet Arkansas will present two evenings of performances highlighting the choreographic abilities of the company’s dancers in a show titled Debut being held at the Argenta Community Theater. One of the participating dancers/choreographers is Meredith Loy, who is a 2012 Thea Foundation Performing Arts Scholarship recipient. Meredith is in her 5th season with Ballet Arkansas, and we sent a few questions her way to touch base about her community involvement and what
Thea Foundation is awarding 36 scholarships in 2020. Thea’s annual scholarships remain a unique opportunity for Arkansas seniors (available to homeschooled students as well) as test scores, GPA, nor intent to major in the arts is considered during the competition process. There are six different competitions to enter: visual arts, performing arts, slam poetry, creative writing, fashion design, and film—now in partnership with the Arkansas Cinema Society. Many students will be
Students from across Arkansas gathered at the UA - Pulaski Tech on Saturday, March 9, to compete in Thea Foundation's annual Performing Arts Scholarship Competition. Over 130 high school and home-schooled Arkansas seniors registered for the competition to perform dance, dramatic works or singing. We are pleased to announce this year’s winners: 1st Place, $4,000 (Pictured above) Karlee Woody - North Little Rock High School - Dance Selection 2nd Place, $3,500 Rudy Fajardo - Par
Thea’s annual scholarship competitions are open now to high school and homeschooled seniors across Arkansas, and this school year we’ll be adding six new scholarships, bringing the total number of scholarships to be awarded in 2019 to 36 and $97,500. This is up from 30 scholarships and $79,500 in 2018 and previous years. The new scholarships will be expansions added to our Poetry Slam and Creative Writing scholarship competitions, which have seen increased participation over
Considering Ken-Matt Martin’s résumé, you probably couldn’t imagine that he once was unsure of his talent and his future. As a Parkview High School senior in 2008, Martin won 3rd place in Thea Foundation’s performing arts scholarship competition, and he said that was the turning point when his self-esteem raised. “Prior to that point, I thought I was just an average student or performer, but winning a Thea Foundation award gave me the confidence to pursue musical theatre B.F.