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Teneisha Bonner

  • London Studio Centre is thrilled to announce the

    TENEISHA BONNER SCHOLARSHIP

    A full tuition fee scholarship for the 3-year BA (Hons) Theatre Dance programme.

     

    Independent Awarding Panel:

    Liam Francis | LSC Alumni, Rambert

    Delia Harris | LSC Alumni, BBC

    Jason Pennycooke | LSC Alumni, Hamilton, Rocketman

    Kate Prince | Artistic Director ZooNation: The Kate Prince Company

    Nova Reid |LSC Alumni, Inspirational Speaker, Activist and Writer

    Chantal Spiteri | LSC Alumni, Participation Manager for ZooNation


    The Teneisha Bonner Scholarship, named after one of LSC’s most successful and ground-breaking Alumni, will be awarded to a dancer from the African and Black Diaspora. The candidate should display exceptional natural ability to perform, an aptitude and desire to embrace all genres of dance, demonstrate compassion, tenacity and above all, a steadfast commitment to professional theatre.

    Teneisha studied at LSC between 2000-2004. In 2002, Teneisha took a year out to perform in a European tour with Bounce Streetdance Company, returning to successfully complete her BA (Hons) degree. Teneisha had an exceptional career establishing herself as one of the leading female dancers in numerous companies, productions and films including Mary Poppins Returns, Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again, StreetDance 3D, Heartbeat of Home and Shoes, music artists including Kylie Minogue, Rihanna and Will.i.am. She is perhaps best known for her long-term connection with ZooNation, where she created the roles of Spinderella in Into the Hoods, Queen of Hearts in the Mad Hatter’s Tea Party and Kerri in Some Like it Hip Hop for which she won the Critics’ Choice National Dance Award. Teneisha tragically passed away in 2019.

    LSC has introduced the Teneisha Bonner Scholarship with the support of her family and friends to inspire black dance students to be able to fulfil their potential at LSC.


    Applications for the Teneisha Bonner scholarship are welcomed from new students from the African and Black Diaspora for the entry in September 2021*.

    Applicants should submit a short video containing a solo (2 minutes maximum) from any dance genre, showcasing talent and ability and provide a short statement to camera explaining why they are a suitable recipient of the award. The recipient will be selected by an independent awarding panel, shortlisted applicants may be required to attend an interview for consideration.

     CLICK HERE FOR APPLICATION DETAILS 

    Applications should be received by 9am on Monday 26th April 2021 and be submitted to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

    You can submit your video via YouTube (we recommend that you use a private channel)

    *All applicants will be expected to demonstrate LSC’s standard entrance requirements.

    LSC will award this scholarship in accordance with the Equality Act (2010).