Scholarships and Financial Aid

Shreveport Metropolitan Ballet is committed to making classical ballet accessible to young people and families in our community through scholarship support.

Need-based scholarships are available to assist SMB Company dancers with costume fees and summer workshop tuition.

The merit-based Beverly Williams Memorial Scholarship provides a full-tuition scholarship to the Shreveport Dance Academy Summer Intensive workshop for dancers showing outstanding talent for and dedication to the art of classical ballet. This award is available each year to current company members.

Both scholarship applications are available each spring prior to SMB company auditions. Please check back in March 2018.

Recipients of the Beverly Williams Memorial Scholarships are:

2017 – Winners will be announced on May 7, 2017

2016 – Alexander Nicolosi & Julia Hancock

2015- Aaron Williamson & Samantha Haines

2014 – Alicia Edwards, Madison Graves, & Sophia Nicolosi

2013 – Elaina Guerrero & Alexandra Zagzoug

2012 – Sarah Kate Roblow & Audrey Pettit

If you are interested in contributing to the SMB need-based scholarship fund or to the Beverly Williams Memorial Scholarship fund, please contact Executive Director Heidi Gerkin at 221-8500 or


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