Hypoluxo, FL – Mia Caceres-Nielsen, 17, a graduate of the Dreyfoos School of the Arts, is one of 12 girls (and a total of 24 students) in the world to be selected to attend Juilliard’s BFA Dance Program in New York City.
She studied at the Southern Dance Theatre in Boynton Beach, then under Deborah Marquez at the School of Ballet Arts in Lake Worth and Magaly Suarez of Florida Classical Ballet.
Over the past few years she has performed professionally with the Dance Alive National Ballet in Gainesville. Caceres-Nielsen, has been dancing since she was 5 and dance became a deep passion for her during her years at BAK MSOA.
A straight-A student, she also received a partial scholarship to Duke University in North Carolina.
By going to Juilliard, she hopes to grow as an artist and make connections in the dance world.
Caceres-Nielsen will graduate with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree. ”It’s a significant financial expense but Mia has received some scholarships from Dreyfoos and from the George Snow Scholarship Fund,” said her mother, Monica Sue Nielsen. “Mia is applying for as many as she can and is ready to take out student loans and do work/study.”
They have set up a GoFundMe page to supplement the unmet needs that the scholarships don’t cover at gofundme.com/miacaceresnielsen.
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