This scholarship is offered in memory of DMR alumna Kyria Madany-Klein, who had a profound impact on the Charlottesville art community. She was an accomplished dancer, singer, actor, creator, choreographer, and photographer. Kyria was an artistic visionary with passion, insight, and compassion far beyond her 18 years. With determination and a grateful heart, she overcame all obstacles in her path on her journey as daughter, sister, friend, performer, leader, and student.
In honor of Kyria’s legacy, DMR seeks to provide financial assistance to students who exhibit her same qualities of kindness, perseverance, and playful artistic spirit. Scholarship recipients will be chosen based on their high character, financial need, and potential as a performing artist. Preference will be given to students enduring health or hardship challenges that are limiting their artistic aspirations.
Ana Julia Salazar Gil
2020 Kyria Scholarship Recipient
Ana has participated in many DMR programs, both in-person and virtually! She has also been a part of two DMR Pre-Professional Troupes, Jr. Stars and Dream Team.
"As Ana's parents, we are immensely grateful to the Kyria Scholarship benefactors for giving our daughter the opportunity to improve her talents and grow as an artist in the DMR Adventures classes"
For consideration, please submit:
Video of student singing and dancing (under 3 minutes)
Completed application form
Letter of recommendation (optional)
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