University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee

Dance Scholarships


Incoming Student Awardees for 2013-14

Stephanie BlasiniStephanie Blasini
Attended: Milwaukee High School of the Arts
Year of Graduation at UWM: 2017
I chose the UWM Department of Dance because of the diversity and versatility within instructors and students, physically and creatively. I hope to be inspired and motivated not just by my instructors, but by my peers as well!

David CalhounDavid Calhoun
Attended: Omaha Northwest High Magnet School
Year of Graduation at UWM: 2017
I chose UWM's Department of Dance because of the teachers’ training and careers as a dancer.

Quinn DixonQuinn Dixon
Attended: eAchieve Academy
Year of Graduation at UWM: 2017
The UWM Dance Department is of a highly individualized, innovative, and integrated design. I chose this program because of the invaluable professors, and their resilient dedication to SEEING the student, PERPETUATING relevant dance practices, and DELIVERING contemporary information. As an aspiring BFA in Performance & Choreography of the Contemporary Track at UWM, I'm encouraged to engage my mind and body with rigorous daily technique training, while gaining information to establish a foundation of longevity and awareness in the art of dance.

Nastassja DubinskiNastassja Shin Dubinsky (Double Major in Supply Chain and Operations Management)
Attended: Walden III High School
Year of Graduation at UWM: 2017
My reason for choosing the Department of Dance at UWM is because it makes me feel at home, as well as feeling that I can reach my full potential and beyond with the guidance from such wonderful people.

Caelan KingCaelan King (Double Major in Kinesiology)
Attended: Pulaski High School
Year of Graduation at UWM: 2017
My reason for choosing the Department of Dance at UWM is because it makes me feel at home, as well as feeling that I can reach my full potential and beyond with the guidance from such wonderful people.

Alexandria LindbergAlexandria Lindberg (Double Major in Nursing)
Attended: Richmond-Burton Community High School
Year of Graduation at UWM: 2017
I chose UWM Dance Department because they share my great love for dance.


Ellen WallaceEllen Wallace
(Double Major in Pre-Medicine)
Attended: West Catholic High School
Year of Graduation at UWM: 2017
The dance program at UWM stood out to me because of its well-rounded, creative atmosphere. The department not only emphasizes the importance of technique, but also acts as a place where students are encouraged to explore their creative boundaries in dance, as well as draw inspiration and knowledge from the education received in many other areas of life.

Scholarship Awardees for 2013-2014

Cari AllisonCari Lyn Allison
Attended: Pius XI High School
Year of Graduation at UWM: 2014
Prior to enrolling in the UWM Dance program, I worked at a dance studio with other successful and brilliant graduates of this department. It was inspiring to me that each graduate held versatility in various styles of dance, they all had an excellent understanding of how to utilize their technique, perform, and above all each graduate had a professional approach of what it takes to teach others the art of dance. This program's pristine reputation that is held to high standard by its faculty and staff inspired me to be a part of this program.

Halie BahrHalie Bahr
Attended: Slinger High School
Year of Graduation at UWM: 2015
"I decided to choose Dance as my career path because nothing else came close to inspiring me in High School Academics. Within the UWM Dance Department, my Mind, Body, & Spirit is continuously inspired and challenged beyond belief with the positive people & environment supporting me."

Catherine CsukaCatherine A.M.Z. Csuka (Double Major in Architecture)
Attended: Shorewood High School
Year of Graduation at UWM: 2017
I chose the Dance Department at UWM because of all the opportunities it has to offer and the encouragement and support that goes behind it.


Deanna LewisDeanna Lewis
(Double Major in Occupational Therapy)
Attended: West Bend East High School
Year of Graduation at UWM: 2015
I chose the Dance Department at UWM because of all the opportunities it has to offer and the encouragement and support that goes behind it.

Kym McDanielKymberly McDaniel (Double Major in Psychology)
Attended: Community High School in West Chicago, IL
Year of Graduation at UWM: 2014
I became interested in the UWM Dance Department because my first modern teacher graduated with her BFA in dance from here. After my own research, I was excited about the curriculum that engaged the mind and body.

Brooke MillerBrooke Miller
Attended: Roncalli High School
Year of Graduation at UWM: 2016
UWM Department of Dance has a welcoming atmosphere with very accomplished and wonderful dance professors who help you reach your fullest potential as a dancer and person in everyday life.

Shelby ReussShelby Reuss (Double Major in Graphic Design)
Attended: Sussex-Hamilton High School
Year of Graduation at UWM: 2014
I chose UWM because my dance teacher from high school graduated from this department. Jaimi Patterson was very influential to me and encouraged me to pursue the degree.


Kelsey StolhandKelsey Stolhand

Attended: Menomonie Senior High School
Year of Graduation at UWM: 2014
As I was looking at schools and auditioning for dance programs, I was almost immediately drawn to the community UWM has to offer. When I entered Mitchell 254, I felt a sense of belonging and connectedness that had been lacking in my life.

Gonzalez, Saggio & Harlan Dance Scholarship Awardee for 2013-14

Jacklyn KostichkaJacklyn Kostichka (Double Major in Psychology)
Attended: Dame de la Baie Academy in Green Bay
Year of Graduation at UWM: 2016
I chose UW-Milwaukee because it offers both Psychology and Dance. I also joined the Lab Rats LLC for freshmen interested in undergraduate research, which is what helped me to get into Luc Vanier’s research on the Alexander Technique. With Marcia Parsons as my Dance advisor and a minor in Somatics, I hope to get my Masters in Dance/Movement Therapy and Counseling.