Congratulations are in order to local dancers on scholarships and summer school placements won, as well as artist Mark Larson for inclusion in an international exhibition at Chianciano Art Museum in Tuscany, Italy. The dancers come from the Metropolitan Ballet and Jo Emery dance schools in Tacoma
Metropolitan Ballet student Anna Krumpos has won a $100,000 scholarship to study at the Alonzo King Lines Ballet BFA program at the Dominican University, as well as a scholarship for the dance program at the University of Arizona. Student Naquoia Bautista has been offered a full scholarship to the summer intensive dance program at the Alonzo King Lines Ballet.
Eight dancers from the Jo Emery Ballet School have been accepted into prestigious summer dance intensive programs around the country, including the Joffrey Ballet the American Ballet Theatre in New York, the Los Angeles Ballet, the Long Beach Ballet and the Nashville Ballet. Student include Ellie Lehman, Tess Bentley, Gabrielle Beardemphl, Nadia Glaude, Isabella Turco, Grace Quigley, Dara Hanson and Vimila Jeffrey-Howe.
Congratulations also to Tacoma oil painter Mark Larson, who was recently selected in the juried International Art Award exhibition at Chianciano Art Museum in Tuscany, Italy. The exhibition is a biennial, with selected works moving to London’s Gagliardi Gallery afterward. Larson last showed his work in Italy at the 2005 Florence Biennale.