LISSA FLORMAN MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIPS
Green Street Studios Center is the proud host of the Lissa Florman Memorial Scholarships; scholarships awarded to young dancers between the ages of 12 to 18 for a year of training with the faculty of the studios. All classes will be open to the scholarship students. Originally founded to support modern dance, Green Street Studios also offers a full range of classes in ballet, jazz, ethnic dancing, hip hop, and Latin dance. Green Street Studios is also home to Boston Percussive Dance which offers a variety of classes in tap, flamenco and Celtic dance forms. The Scholarships will enable young dancers of promise to explore all forms of dance, expand their physical vocabularies and their understanding of the art form. This year’s Scholarship Program runs from October 2012 to July 2013. Stay tuned for auditions in the fall of 2013.
Lissa Florman (1959-2010) was a gifted teacher and a beautiful dancer, as well as a longtime supporter and friend to Green Street Studios. Lissa was a dedicated Board Member and long time member of Green Street Studios. She also served as Executive Director of PALS Children’s Chorus of Brookline. Lissa was an exceptional supporter of the arts, and a devoted wife, mother, and friend. The Scholarships are established with the generous donations made to Green Street in her honor since her untimely death in January 2010. Lissa is greatly missed.
Green Street Studio is a center for movement and dance that enables artists, students, and audiences to explore the boundless potential of physical movement and the expressive capacity of the human body. Through its support of both established and emerging professionals, Green Street Studios provides students of all levels, and the wider public, the opportunity to explore and establish connections of their own to the traditions and commitments of disciplined movement.
Founded in 1991 by a 5-member collective of dancers and choreographers, GSS now supports the performing, rehearsing and teaching needs of a diverse group of local and visiting movement artists. GSS provides a dynamic environment, one that treats dancers as professionals and offers them the support they need to be successful. Over the years students have gone on to join world–renowned dance companies or to create companies of their own.
Green Street Studios
Center for Movement and Dance
185 Green Street
Cambridge, MA 02139