Financial Assistance

Canada's National Ballet School (NBS) believes that dance education should be accessible to all members of our community and works to remove barriers that may deter potential students from pursuing their passion and talent for dance.
 
The Renette Berman Family Scholarship Program provides financial assistance to young students accepted into NBS’ Associates Program, providing access to dancers during their formative training years. This scholarship program, created and supported through the generous gift of Renette Berman and her family, covers all program fees and uniform costs, supporting high-calibre dance education for children with a passion for dance and the aspiration and drive to pursue formal training.
 
Eligibility
The scholarship is available to children auditioning to enter NBS’ Associates Program levels Certificate I-VI (approximate age 7-14). Current Associates Program students, within the same age/level, are also eligible to apply. Applicants will be assessed on their overall suitability for the Associates Program through an in-person audition. Scholarships will be awarded on a comprehensive, needs-based assessment.
 
Application Process
Apply for the Renette Berman Family Scholarship Program by following the steps outlined below:
  1. Submit an online application for financial support (link below)
  2. Audition for the Associates Program
  3. Interview with the Associates Program Manager
For current Associates Program students, suitability for the scholarship will be assessed through an online application and in-class observation. Successful candidates will join the Associates Program at a class level determined by the Associates Program Manager based on the candidate’s audition.
 
Funding for each child will be re-evaluated annually with the intention of supporting participants throughout their engagement in the junior levels of the Associates Program. Funding is only available up to and/or until completion of Certificate VI.
 
COMPLETE APPLICATION
 
REGISTER TO AUDITION
 
For more information about the application process, or to request assistance, please contact the registrar’s office at registrar@nbs-enb.ca or call 416-964-3780
 
 
About the Renette Berman Family Scholarship Program

The Renette Berman Family Scholarship Program, created and supported through the generous gift of Renette Berman and her family, marks a significant growth in NBS’ capacity to support inclusion and accessibility in NBS’ Associates Program.
 
The goal of this scholarship program is to support high-calibre dance education for children with a passion for dance and the drive to pursue formal training. It does so by removing financial barriers and working with key partners in the community.  
 
The Renette Berman Family Scholarship will enable NBS to significantly grow the number of financially-subsidized spaces available in the Associates Program over the next three years. This builds upon financial support programs currently in place thanks to the contributions provided by the William R. and Shirley Beatty Fund, the Delaney Family Scholarship, and the Carole and Howard Tanenbaum Family Foundation.