Although some companies have tightened their belts over the past few years, the Princess Grace Foundation has remained a reliable source of financial support for emerging artists. Each year, the judging panel chooses five or six up-and-coming dancers to receive a Princess Grace Award.
Applications are open to students in preprofessional dance schools or undergraduate programs and professionals who have been with their company for less than five years. Candidates must submit a joint application with their school or company, which can only nominate one dancer per year. Student winners receive a scholarship that covers one year of tuition at their school, and professionals are given one year of salary at their company.
Apply by April 30 at pgfusa.org.