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UMKC Conservatory Dance Alum William Smith Awarded Virginia Fellowship of the Arts Award

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The Conservatory is pleased to note that dance alum William Smith (BFA, dance, 2009) is awarded the Virginia Fellowship of the Arts Award for choreography.

William Smith (Manassas Park) started dancing under Delia Foley (A.R.A.D.) and completed the Royal Academy of Ballet’s advanced syllabus with merit. He then attended the University of Missouri-Kansas City on a talent and merit scholarship. He has danced with the Albany Berkshire Ballet, Kansas City Youth Ballet, Montgomery Ballet, Richmond Ballet, Ballet Theater of Maryland, Roanoke Ballet, and is now in his second season with Manassas Ballet.

The Virginia Commission for the Arts is pleased to announce the recipients of the 2013-2014 Artists Fellowships. Fellowships are awarded annually to artists residing in Virginia in recognition of creative excellence and to support their pursuit of artistic excellence. This year, four Virginia artists have been honored in the field of choreography. The awarded artists each receive $5,000 fellowships.

Congratulations!

For more information, please contact:

Name: Dana Self
Phone: 816-235-2949
Email: selfdr@umkc.edu