Dancers accepted to BBSI can apply for a scholarship to our program through Dancing Angels Foundation
The Dancing Angels Foundation is a 501(c)(3) founded in September 2014 by Louise Cantrell after she experienced an immense tragedy. On March 6, 2012 her husband Edward and their two daughters Isabella, six, and Natalia, four, died tragically in a house fire.
Edward was a Chief Warrant Officer 2 with 3rd Special Forces Group stationed at Ft. Bragg and had just returned from his sixth deployment. The girls loved to dance, so in their honor and to perpetuate their memory, Louise created the foundation to provide hope and inspiration to parents who have lost children.
The Dancing Angels Foundation mission is to Celebrate Life Through Dance.
Dancing Angels Foundation enables this by providing valuable summer intensive scholarships to dancers who display a passion for dance and a serious focus on training. Their goal is to help dance students across the globe follow their dreams, and they are committed to building a network of donors, schools, and dance professionals to help facilitate the mission.
The foundation has helped dancers attend training at renowned schools like American Ballet Theatre, Miami City Ballet, Dance Theatre of Harlem, FINI Dance Italy, Pacific Northwest Ballet, San Francisco Ballet, Alvin Ailey, Charlotte Ballet, Martha Graham School, Central Pennsylvania Youth Ballet, Alonzo King LINES, Joffrey Ballet and many more!