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Bristol Ballet Teresangela Schiano Memorial Scholarship Winner Announced

September 04, 2019


Bristol TN, VA: Bristol Ballet is proud to announce that Senior Company member Cameron Roberts, 16, is the 2019-20 recipient of the Teresangela Schiano Memorial Scholarship.

Roberts is a junior at Tennessee Avenue Christian Academy. She has been dancing for 14 years, and loves participating in all of the wonderful opportunities Bristol Ballet offers to the dancers. Some of her favorite performances with Bristol Ballet include the March Hare in Alice in Wonderland, Marzipan and Flowers in The Nutcracker, and, most recently, the Wicked Witch of the West and Miss Gulch in The Wizard of Oz. She has also been active with Theatre Bristol since 2014. Her favorite productions include Fiddler on the Roof, Beauty and the Beast, ANNIE, Wizard of Oz, and The Importance of Being Earnest.

Upon receiving the award, Roberts said: “I believe that every dancer in the company deserves this award, and I am extremely honored to be chosen. I hope to make Ms. Teresangela’s family proud.”

The Teresangela Schiano Memorial Scholarship is awarded annually to dancers at the intermediate/advanced level of ballet who are also part of Bristol Ballet’s performing company. The chosen dancer must be active in performing and exhibit skill and dedication to excellence. He or she must possess a desire to progress and grow within the art form; aspirations to dance professionally are not a requirement. The scholarship will provide for all fees for the 2018-19 season. This includes tuition, registration, production fees, summer intensive, and an allowance for shoes and dancewear. The fund is capitalized by donations from private individuals or corporations who wish to perpetuate the art of ballet through Teresangela’s memory.

Teresangela Schiano’s untimely death at age 33 on March 8, 2014 shocked and saddened an entire community of friends and family. It was their wish to keep her memory alive and perpetuate the vibrancy that she had on stage, as well as her love for ballet, by establishing the Teresangela Schiano Memorial Scholarship Fund at Bristol Ballet.

About Bristol Ballet

Founded in 1948, Bristol Ballet is focused on educating young people in the classical art of ballet through exceptional ballet training for and productions for the public, Bristol Ballet has served tens of thousands of young dancers and audience members throughout the organization’s distinguished history.