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Conservatory Dance Chair Paula Weber Is on Fulbright Specialist Roster, Travels to Bulgari

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The Conservatory is pleased to announce that Paula Weber, chair of the dance division, travels to Sofia, Bulgaria for the Iliev Dance Arts Foundation, teaching master classes in ballet and choreography, March 2018.

Weber will engage in a larger scope of activities with the students of the National School of Dance Art, giving as many as possible ballet training, as well as teaching different approaches in the creative process.  She will also discuss insights about leadership in arts education through lectures, discussions, and better and longer opportunities for informal conversations with both colleagues from national and private institutions, as well as students, staff and administrators.

Of particular note, Paula has also been named to the Fulbright Specialist Roster for 3 years.

The U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA) and World Learning writes, "As a candidate on the Fulbright Specialist Roster, you are now eligible to be matched with projects designed by host institutions in over 150 countries globally. Please note that your acceptance to the Fulbright Specialist Roster is not an assurance of a Fulbright grant. Rather, it places you among a pool of candidates who may be matched to a project during their tenure. Please note that your Roster tenure officially begins on December 1, 2017 and will end on December 1, 2020.

Should there be a project that requires a candidate with your professional and academic credentials, World Learning may contact you to determine your interest and availability. If you are selected by the host institution as the desired candidate for the proposed project, World Learning will submit your candidacy to the J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board (FFSB), which must provide final approval of all candidates matched to a project."

Congratulations, Paula!

For more information, please contact:

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