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.  Click here for more information.  The need-based online application is due no later than Monday, April 11, 2016.

SMB also offers the merit-based Beverly Williams Memorial Scholarship, established through the generosity of long-time SMB volunteer Beverly Williams’ family and friends.  This award 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.  Click here for more information.  Applications are due no later than Monday, April 11, 2016.

Recipients of the Beverly Williams Memorial Scholarships are:
2016 – Alex 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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