Love For Lori Scholarship

Aug 4, 2018

Welcome to the Love For Lori Scholarship page at Dance Factory, an esteemed institution in the realm of Arts & Entertainment - Performing Arts. Dance Factory takes great pride in empowering talented individuals to pursue their passion for dance through this special scholarship program.

The Dance Factory Advantage

Dance Factory, a leader in the performing arts industry, believes in supporting aspiring dancers on their journey towards excellence. The Love For Lori Scholarship is a testament to their commitment to nurturing talent and fostering artistic growth. Through this scholarship, Dance Factory aims to provide financial assistance to deserving dancers, helping them achieve their dreams and pursue a thriving career in the field of performing arts.

About the Love For Lori Scholarship

The Love For Lori Scholarship was established in honor of Lori Thompson, a beloved member of the Dance Factory family. Lori was an extraordinary dancer who radiated passion and dedication. Sadly, she passed away at a young age, but her spirit lives on through this scholarship.

The scholarship is awarded annually to one outstanding dancer who demonstrates exceptional talent, dedication, and a genuine love for the art of dance. The chosen recipient receives financial support to further their dance education and training at Dance Factory.

Benefits of the Scholarship

Receiving the Love For Lori Scholarship not only provides financial assistance but also offers numerous benefits to the deserving recipient:

  1. Financial Support: The scholarship covers a significant portion of the dancer's tuition fees, easing their financial burden and allowing them to solely focus on their training and artistic development.
  2. Mentorship: The recipient of the Love For Lori Scholarship is paired with an experienced mentor, providing invaluable guidance throughout their dance journey. The mentor helps nurture their artistic skills and offers professional advice to shape their career path.
  3. Performance Opportunities: The scholarship opens doors to exciting performance opportunities, both within Dance Factory and in collaboration with other prestigious dance organizations. It provides a platform for the recipient to showcase their talent and gain exposure in the dance community.
  4. Networking: Dance Factory boasts a strong network of renowned dance professionals, choreographers, and industry experts. The Love For Lori Scholarship recipient gains access to this network, opening up possibilities for future collaborations and career advancement.
  5. Community: The Love For Lori Scholarship recipient becomes part of the close-knit Dance Factory community, fostering connections with fellow dancers, instructors, and staff members. This sense of belonging creates a supportive environment that fosters growth and encourages collaboration.

How to Apply

The application process for the Love For Lori Scholarship is designed to identify exceptional talent and committed individuals. Prospective applicants should follow these steps:

  1. Complete the online scholarship application form available on the Dance Factory website.
  2. Submit a written essay detailing their dance journey, aspirations, and the impact receiving the scholarship would have on their career.
  3. Audition in person or submit a video showcasing their technical proficiency, artistry, and passion for dance.

The scholarship committee carefully reviews all applications, essays, and auditions. The final recipient is selected based on their demonstrated talent, dedication, and potential for growth. The chosen dancer has the opportunity to embark on a transformative journey with the Love For Lori Scholarship, acquiring the necessary skills and knowledge to excel in the world of performing arts.


The Love For Lori Scholarship at Dance Factory stands as a symbol of the institution's commitment to nurturing exceptional talent and providing opportunities for aspiring dancers to thrive. Through financial support, mentorship, performance opportunities, networking, and a supportive community, the scholarship empowers recipients to pursue their passion and make their mark in the world of dance.

Eric Austin
This scholarship program is a great opportunity for aspiring dancers. Well done, Dance Factory!
Nov 11, 2023
Uday Chitragar
Bravo, Dance Factory!
Oct 2, 2023
Randy Redner
This is a meaningful way to give back to the community.
Aug 30, 2023
Brian Callahan
I'm proud to support an institution that values creativity.
Aug 7, 2023
The arts deserve this kind of recognition and support.
Jul 20, 2023
Kamal Ayat
Excited to see the impact of this scholarship.
Apr 22, 2023
Shannon McLaughlin
This scholarship will inspire many young dancers.
Mar 23, 2023
Dayna Ditria
This is a wonderful initiative. Kudos to Dance Factory!
Mar 5, 2023
Glenn Velson
I wish I had this opportunity when I was starting out.
Feb 25, 2023
Marcus Bullock
I'm inspired by the dedication to fostering artistic talent.
May 11, 2022
Adam Morgan
Supporting the arts is essential for our cultural well-being.
Dec 22, 2021
Jack Laud
This is a fantastic opportunity for passionate dancers.
Nov 4, 2021
Todd Ruberg
I hope this scholarship helps someone achieve their dreams.
Oct 29, 2021
bena Pegg
Amazing opportunity for aspiring dancers!
Oct 12, 2020
Charlotte Phillips
This scholarship symbolizes the power of art.
Jul 31, 2020
Michael Md
Empowering the next generation of dancers is so important.
May 1, 2020
Lisa Kronish
This scholarship will make a real difference in someone's life.
Feb 24, 2020
Dominique Turpin
Wishing all the applicants the best of luck! 🌟
Nov 3, 2019
Rfewr Rwerwer
I admire Dance Factory's commitment to nurturing talent.
Jul 4, 2019
Khaleda Sallade
It's great to see organizations investing in talent.
May 22, 2019
Dance Factory is setting a positive example for the industry.
May 9, 2019
Davide Torrisi
I love seeing institutions supporting the arts! 🎭
Mar 1, 2019