ROCK HILL, S.C. - The Department of Theatre and Dance has awarded the Rose Family/Concepts in Motivation Dance Scholarship to two dancers for the 2010-11 academic year.
Victoria Painter of Scotch Plains, N.J., and incoming freshman Emily Johnson of Onley, Md., are the recipients of this year’s scholarship, as well as additional out-of-state grant funding.
Established in fall 2007 by the family of Winthrop dance major Brittany Rose of Olney, the Rose Family Scholarship is an endowed, one-year $500 scholarship awarded to out-of-state students majoring in dance who demonstrate exceptional academic and artistic potential. Brittany's father Larry Rose serves as president of Concepts in Motivation, Inc., a dance school headquartered in Olney, while his wife Rhonda works as studio coordinator for Concept's Damascus and Mt. Airy locations.
Painter, a junior dance education major, performed in Winthrop’s fall 2008 Senior Choreography Showcase and in the fall 2009 Winthrop Dance Theatre. Johnson has 15 years’ dance experience, including her performances with the Olney Studio of Dance, The Academy of the Holy Cross, Act Two Performing Arts and more.
Auditions for the 2011-12 Rose Family Scholarship will be held on Oct. 23, 2010, at the Olney Theatre Center in Olney. To find out more about the scholarship, log on to Winthrop's Department of Theatre and Dance site.