Civic Ballet of Volusia County

Civic Ballet of Volusia County 

2017 Senior Scholarships

Gloria Ramirez Berman

"Ray of Light" Scholarship

The Gloria Ramirez Berman "Ray of Light" scholarship is for those dancers who have demonstrated an excellence in their dance studies, academics and character. These dancers will go on to college and continue to enjoy dance recreationally or pursue a minor in dance.  

Russell Faber

"Follow Your Dream" Scholarship

The Russell Faber "Follow Your Dreams" scholarship is for those dancers who have demonstrated an excellence in their dance studies, academics and character. These dancers will go on to college and pursue a major in dance.

Congratulations to these 2017 Seniors for earning the

Gloria Ramirez Berman "Ray of Light" Scholarship

Kennedy Aldrich

Kennedy was a Senior AP, Dual Enrollment, and Honors student at Father Lopez with a GPA of 4.4. She has been dancing at ESPA since she was 3 years old and was proud to travel to China with them in 2013 to perform in the Shanghai International Arts Festival. This was Kennedy‚Äôs 10th and final Nutcracker with the CBVC. She will be attending the University of Richmond,  and hopes to continue dancing throughout her college years. She is so thankful for the many friends and memories she has made through the Civic Ballet of Volusia County.

Katya Droznin

Katya was a senior at Spruce Creek High School, enrolled in the prestigious International Baccalaureate Program.  She has been dancing for 12 years and is currently dancing at South Beach Dance Academy. Katya will be attending college at McGill University in Montreal, Canada, and major in Russian Studies with a minor in Dance.  Post college, she hopes to become a part of the FBI in their cyber security sector. This is her ninth and final Nutcracker with CBVC, and she will miss everyone dearly. She thanks CBVC for the amazing opportunities the company has given all of the young  dancers!    

Rachel Kain

Rachel began dancing at age 5 at the European School of Performing Arts and has been there for nearly 13 years, participating in 7 Nutcrackers. In 2013, she travelled to China to perform in the 15th annual Shanghai International Arts Festival. Outside of dance, she was a senior in the IB program at Spruce Creek High School and volunteered weekly at a Halifax Hospice Care Center. This past summer, she took part in a foreign exchange to Belgium through Rotary Youth Exchange. Next year, she will attend college at Creighton University and will major in biology while still pursuing dance through a dance minor.

Congratulations to our 2017 Senior for earning the

Russell Faber "Follow Your Dream" Scholarship


Jade Faber

Jade has danced in 6 CBVC Nutcrackers.  She was in the Seabreeze HS Theatrical Program where she starred in musicals such as Grease and Wizord of Oz.  She was a varsity cheerleader and graduated with Honors. Jade is an actress, model and singer; she plans to continue her classical training while studying at Belmont College in Nashville in the Fall.