*NOTE: Applications will be considered only after submission of all required documentation at and upon completion of In-Person Interview! Applications are prioritized on first come first serve basis!



Faubourg Theatre Ballet Arts Academy, under its Performing Arts Training Program develops pre-professional performing artists for the professional performing arts arena. The Academy offers performing arts instruction of the highest caliber, with internationally acclaimed certified instructors. FTBAA has established a limited number of needs-based scholarships to serve as a financial relief to children from under-served families, which are available to current and potential Students.


   QUALIFYING CRITERIA - Applicants will be evaluated and scholarships will be awarded based on the following criteria:

    • Applicants must demonstrate financial need for a scholarship, based on family size and a submitted tax return, or by other means determined to be proof of income.
    • Scholarship applicants must demonstrate long-term interest in performing arts education.



    • Scholarship Recipients are required to uphold the highest standards of class etiquette, as defined by FTBA Academy Policies.
    • Full-Time attendance should be maintained, except in cases of Academy Member sickness, injury, family matters, or any other Parent/Guardian certified reason for absence.
    • A new application must be submitted annually for each Year-Round or Summer Season request for scholarship.
    • FTBAA cannot exist without a large volunteer base. Scholarship Recipients and their Parents are strongly encouraged to volunteer at least once during their scholarship period.
    • If any of these expectations are not met, a scholarship may be revoked at any time, at the discretion of the Academy Committee.



    1. Application: Please complete the Application for Scholarship form and submit it to the office in a sealed envelope with the Applicant’s first and last name written on the outside.
    2. Interview: Schedule an interview with the Academy Director through the Office at FTBAA at or call 630.289.3030.
    3. Acceptance: Faubourg Theatre Academy Committee will review each application and notify applicants via email within 2 weeks of application receipts and in-person interview completion.


    • The number and monetary amount of scholarships will be awarded depending on the scholarship funds available.
    • The Academy will determine, in their best judgment and discretion, which Academy Members present the strongest case for need of a scholarship, given the above criteria.
    • The Scholarship will be applied to tuition for class instruction only.
    • The Scholarship does NOT cover the Registration Fee, Costume Fees, Performance Fees, Tickets, Master Workshops. These fees must be paid in accordance to the communicated schedule.
    • Scholarship Application details will be kept confidential and will be kept on file in the Administration Office.



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  • Briefly describe your prior dance experience (up to 500 words):
  • Describe your future goals and the way you see Faubourg Theatre Academy Training Program play a role in achieving them? (up to 500 words)
  • Describe important considerations that make your Scholarship Award candidacy strong, as a valuable Member of Faubourg Theatre Academy (up to 500 words):
  • Have you scheduled an In-Person Interview at Faubourg Theatre Ballet Arts Academy? If Yes, what is the date for your interview?
  • Specify Documents you are willing to submit as proof of financial need
  • Upload documents to support financial assistance request
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    Accepted file types: jpg, gif, png, pdf, doc, docx, xls, xlsx, Max. file size: 512 MB, Max. files: 5.
    • Please indicate If you currently receive or have received over the past 12 months any unemployment income or other financial assistance
    • Please describe the source of supplemental income received over the past 12 months and/or still receiving, the corresponding amount and the frequency of each supplemental income category.
    • Academy Member's Ethnicity
    • Does any household member suffer from any disability, congenital disorder, or other challenges
    • Describe any disability, disorder or challenges your household member (s) may suffer from, as pertaining to the Academy Training
    • Are there any Veterans in your household?
    • Select the volunteer areas, in which you can contribute with time and effort?
    • Please explain any special family circumstances you would like Faubourg Theatre Academy Committee to consider during the review of your application:
    • Optional upload of a 1-4 minutes performance video or 10-20 minutes classwork video
    • Optional upload of a 1-4 minutes performance video or 10-20 minutes classwork video
      Accepted file types: mov, mp4, Max. file size: 64 MB.