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The Atlanta School of Burlesque

Leslie Cunningham Burlesque Education Scholarship

The Atlanta School of Burlesque believes that education, especially Black burlesque education, should be accessible to everyone. All donations from the Brown Skin Showgirls Weekender events will help raise funds for The Atlanta School of Burlesque: Leslie Cunningham Burlesque Education Scholarship. 

The Atlanta School of Burlesque: Leslie Cunningham Burlesque Education Scholarship aims to remove financial barriers and cultivate the artistic talents of promising Black performers in our community. We believe dance is a powerful language of expression and movement, and everyone deserves the opportunity to shine without limitation.

The Atlanta School of Burlesque: Leslie Cunningham Burlesque Education Scholarship will directly impact the lives of talented Black burlesque dancers by providing them with the tools and resources they need to flourish. We envision a future where burlesque represents a vibrant microcosm of diversity and inclusion, and where artistic opportunities are accessible to all, regardless of their background.

Eligibility:

  • Must identify as Black
     

Types of Scholarships:

​All scholarships are for a full 12 week semester unless otherwise noted. Please note that Burlesque IV is not eligible. 

  • Academy Movement: this covers the cost of all 12 weeks of movement classes in a single semester

  • Academy Lecture: this covers the cost of all lecture classes & workshops in a single semester

  • Progressive Movement: this covers a single 4-6 week progressive movement class

  • Drop-In Movement:  this covers all drop in movement classes in a single semester
     

Selection Criteria:

  • Application 500-1,000 word essay expressing personal dance goals and motivations.

  • What would it mean for you to have the opportunity to have this scholarship?
     

Benefits:

  • Access to high-quality dance instruction from experienced and diverse faculty

  • Supportive and inclusive studio environment

  • Opportunities to perform in showcases and events

  • Mentorship and guidance from established Black dance professionals 

  • Connection to a network of fellow aspiring artists

 

Application Process:

  • Complete the application form requesting personal information & essay

  • Once the scholarship program has concluded, you will be asked to write a written statement (500 words -1000 words) about your time with the school for our website.

The Leslie Cunningham Burlesque Education Scholarship Application
What type of scholarship are you interested in?

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