THE BLACK OPAL

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

THE JOSEPH CASEY MERIT SCHOLARSHIP AWARDS

FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS

 

SUPPORT YOUNG ASPIRING ARTISTS IN LAUNCHING THEIR CAREER 

 

 

 

The Black Opal Program is designed to discover and nurture exceptional talent in the area of dance arts for advanced students at the dawn of launching their career. Students from throughout the Americas, Europe, Africa, and Asia have applied to the Performing Arts training program at Faubourg Theatre. Faubourg Theatre needs your support to channel funds towards their tuition, travel expense, housing expense, competition fees, and performance expense.

 

 

 

Our legacy will always live through the success of those to whom we give. True wealth is that, which we can give with a smile in our hearts. ― Anonymous

What We Do and the Difference You Make

Talent Discovery

We travel and search for undiscovered talent. We audition, evaluate, consult, and award scholarships.

Talent Nurture

We train and mentor 6 days a week, 5 - 8 hours a day to perfect technique, instill musicality and artistry, and promote confidence.

Talent Placement

We promote student career through competitions, company auditions, company performances, and media advertising.

With your funding we have been able to offer merit scholarships to students of exceptional talent and work ethic, who wish to pursue a career in the area of dance arts. Your donations go towards training and audition related expense that students incur in the process of applying to professional companies, such as tuition, travel and accommodation expense, choreography and coaching fees, costumes, videography, audition and competition fees, etc. Many of our senior students have gone on to working as professional ballet and contemporary dance artists in companies such as Alvin Ailey, The Royal Danish Ballet, Joffrey Ballet, Oklahoma Ballet, Washington Ballet, American Ballet Theatre, Houston Ballet,  and more. Your financial support has been essential to opening career opportunities to students throughout the years, making life changing difference in their lives, giving a chance to their talent and dreams.

SOME OF OUR WINNERS


Elisabeth Welsh - YAGP Winner

Delfina Mamone - YAGP Winner

Elisabeth Welsh - Boston Ballet Scholarship

Delfina Mamone - Harid Conservatory Scholarship

Layla Porter - Ballet West Scholarship

Anna-Julia Ignatov - Russian Festival Winner

Katarina Stephan, a Faubourg Phenomenon - Columbia University Scholarship

Anna-Julia Ignatov - GVSU Scholarship

INTERVIEWS WITH SOME OF OUR STUDENTS


DETAILED LISTS OF AWARDS AND VIDEO ARCHIVESS


PARTNERS & CONTRIBUTORS

DuPage Habitat for Humanity, Christian Education Foundation, Du Page Foundation, CamCraft, Hanover Park, IL, First Eagle Bank, Greenbrook-Tanglewood Homeowners Association, Hanover Park Village and Fire Department, Itasca Bank & Trust, Keeneyville School District 20, Lions Club of Roselle, Living Hope Bible Church of Roselle, Mayor Rodney Craig, Village of Hanover Park, Quartet Digital Printing of Evanston, Roselle Bank and Trust, Round Ground Metals, Inc of Hanover Park, Spavone's Ristorante, Bloomingdale, IL, The Susan Klimaitis Foundation, The Mudd Family Foundation, Village Clerk, Eira L. Corral Sepúlveda, Wickstrom Chevrolet of Roselle, Woodland Windows and Doors, Wintrust Community Bank of Hanover Park

WITH YOUR SUPPORT FAUBOURG THEATRE IMPACTS THE LIVES OF ALL CHILDREN  AND UNDER-RESOURCED FAMILIES IN BRIDGING FAMILIES AND COMMUNITIES THROUGH THE PERFORMING ARTS.

WITH YOUR SUPPORT FAUBOURG THEATRE IS ABLE TO MENTOR YOUTH, PROCURE CAREER OPPORTUNITIES, INSTILL A SENSE OF PRIDE IN ACHIEVEMENT THROUGH TALENT RECOGNITION AND DEVELOPMENT.

There is always a hill... You can go up or down, but no matter where you are, Art is always there to get you where you want to be...