2012 – Emily Welty

2012 Winner

Cleveland City Dance –  Emily Welty

Emily received the E. John Busser Ballet Scholarship at the age of 14 while attending Cleveland City Dance. She began dancing at the age of 4 at Step by Step Dance Academy in Avon, Ohio. At the age of 6, her parents took her to see The Nutcracker for the first time, and after seeing the performance, she looked at them and said “This is what I want to do with my life.” Ten years later, Emily is still pursuing her dream of becoming a professional ballerina.

Emily is honored to be chosen as a recipient of the Scholarship. Not only has it helped her family financially, but it has allowed Emily to feel she has been recognized for her hard work and continued dedication to dance.

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