My name is Elena Navikaite. I am 12 years old (18/08/2006). My love for ballet began since the age of six. Ballet is my way of life. When I dance, I forget about everything, I feel a sense of happiness ...
The result of six persistent ballet hard work years and a great achievement - I was selected and have been offered a place at The Royal Ballet School - one of the best Ballet School in the World.
The Artistic Director would like to offer me a Year 10 place at White Lodge which the usual admission age is 14. I will be a year younger than classmates. It is unbelievble and magically to me. The places at The Royal Ballet School are very limited and only offer it to the most talented students who have been selected through an extensive audition process.
But I'm worried about our family’s financial hardships, a lack of finance is the often problem and major hurdle for me since dance training is expensive, it’s hard. School fees are currently £33,567 per academic year. I cannot qualify for any scholarships or grants from the government. I must be living in England for 2 or more years or be 16 years old to get a free education. In Lithuania, there I live, I am not qualified for any type of student loans because I do not hold a student status.
Our famillys low income is a barrier to get a loan from banks or other sources for the right amount. My single mother of three kids feel a sense of guilt of financial hardships. She is currently unemployed and a full time student. She makes every effort to find a ways to pay for school fees.
My determination and dedication towards ballet, childhood hardships made me stronger and more in charge of my own life. I know that I will achieve high results if I will be able to train in The Royal Ballet School.
Any financial assistance and your support would be great gift which will let grow me up into great ballerina.This is a life time opportunity for any ballet dancer and I will be thankful for any sum of donations towards tuition fees.
I am attaching The Royal Ballet School Letter of Support. Our goal is to raise £33,567 in total.
I and my familly will be thankful for any sum of donation. I am very pleased that there are still good and generous people who are willing to help dreams come true.
Thank you in advance for your contribution and for taking time to read my application.
Thank you again!