LIMITED NUMBER OF TICKETS REMAIN
ELENA BRIGHT SHAPIRO SCHOLARSHIP FUND
BENEFIT PERFORMANCE ON MAY 7
WINSTON-SALEM – A limited number of tickets remain for the University of North Carolina School of the Arts’ (UNCSA) Elena Bright Shapiro Scholarship Fund Benefit Performance, at 7:30 p.m. Friday, May 7, at the Stevens Center in downtown Winston-Salem.
The one-night-only benefit performance is expected to sell out. It is part of UNCSA’s annual Spring Dance production, which runs May 6-9.
The benefit on May 7 will feature Elena
Shapiro’s brother, Sam Shapiro of
North Carolina Dance Theatre,
performing Lacrymosa, a work
choreographed by the late UNCSA alumnus
Edward Stierle for the Joffrey Ballet.
The performance will also feature a
world premiere by critically acclaimed
choreographer and principal dancer Johan
Kobborg of the Royal Ballet
of London. Other works on the program
Elena Shapiro, 20, a UNCSA School of Dance alumna, was a member of Carolina Ballet when she was killed in a car accident in Raleigh in September 2009.
More than $53,000 has already been
raised toward the scholarship, which was
established at UNCSA in Elena Shapiro’s
memory. The scholarship will be awarded
to a ballet dancer in the School of
Dance with exceptional ability and
potential as a dancer, and financial
need. It is expected to be awarded for
the first time in the 2010-11 school
year. For more information, or to make a
donation, contact the Office of
Advancement at 336-770-3330.
The University of North Carolina School of the Arts is the first state-supported, residential school of its kind in the nation. Established as the North Carolina School of the Arts by the N.C. General Assembly in 1963, UNCSA opened in Winston-Salem (“The City of Arts and Innovation”) in 1965 and became part of the University of North Carolina system in 1972. More than 1,100 students from middle school through graduate school train for careers in the arts in five professional schools: Dance, Design and Production (including a Visual Arts Program), Drama, Filmmaking, and Music. UNCSA is the state’s only public arts conservatory, dedicated entirely to the professional training of talented students in the performing, visual and moving image arts. Internationally renowned conductor John Mauceri has been chancellor of UNCSA since 2006. UNCSA is located at 1533 S. Main St., Winston-Salem. For more information, visit www.uncsa.edu.