Two Dance Students Receive Wake Forest Dance Festival Scholarships

Tuesday, November 6, 2018

UNC Charlotte Dance Majors Katie Harmon and Victoria Stewart received Betty Holding Dancers Fund scholarships from the Wake Forest Dance Festival. These $500 scholarships are available on a competitive basis to student performers selected for the dance festival, which took place in September. 

The Wake Forest Dance Festival was founded in 2017 by Masha Maddux, a former principal with the Martha Graham Dance Company. The festival presents both professional and advanced student performers in a wide range of dance styles. The Wake Forest Dance Festival created the scholarships this year to honor dance instructor Betty Holding, who was from Wake Forest, North Carolina, and was a Radio City Music Hall Rockette and an understudy for balletmaster George Balanchine.

Harmon hopes to use the funds to study abroad in India; Stewart will apply her award to UNC Charlotte tuition.