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Ann Reinking Scholarship Program

The Ann Reinking Scholarship will be awarded annually to a young dancer moving to NYC to help support them in their artistic endeavors. Inspired by Annie’s own story of moving to New York with little more than a dream, this scholarship will provide monetary support and mentorship by creating community, a home base and network of people in the industry to set them on a path of success and give them a leg up in the business. The program is devoted to creating this legacy for Annie that will carry on her humanity, love and artistry not only as a dancer, but as a choreographer and collaborator in the next generation of artists.

Inclusivity and accessibility are paramount to Off The Lane. The scholarship is open to any race, gender or ethnicity.

A $5,000 scholarship will be awarded once-a-year to a young aspiring dancer with BIG dreams in the BIG city! The Winner will be announced on November 8th, 2021 at the Empower Artist Fundraiser.


  • Ages 18-22
  • Highly Proficient in Dance
  • Looking to Pursue a Dance and/or Theatrical Career in NYC
  • Video Submission
  • Proof of Financial Need
  • Eligible to Live & Work in the US


Applications Now Open through 6/30/21


Contact Us

Advisory Board

Advisory Board Chair: Mindy Cooper

Application & Adjudication Committee

Chair: Bonnie Oda Homsey

Gregory Butler

Caitlin Carter

Dylis Croman

William Whitener

Fundraising Committee

Chair: Caitlin Carter

Gregory Butler

Marilu Henner

Bebe Neuwirth

William Whitener

Your support means the world to us as we continue the legacy of Ann Reinking and support young aspiring dancers on a path to success.