Rebecca Fleisher Scholarship
Congratulations to Holly Potts, the 2019 Rebecca Fleisher Scholarship recipient!
Holly has danced with the Creative Arts Guild for 14 years. 7 of those years have been as a Ballet Dalton company member. Over the years, she has performed many soloist roles including Spring Princess, Summer Princess, and Gerda. In November, she will be seen in the title role of The Snow Queen.
A student of Dalton High School, Holly is also dual enrolled full time at Dalton State College. Over her school career, she has maintained a spot in the top ten of her class. She is also part of Dalton High School’s Beta Club, was recently nominated to be a member of the Honors Society at DHS, and was nominated for the Georgia Governor’s Honors Program in the fields of dance and language arts for two years. The Creative Arts Guild is very proud of Holly and extends their deepest congratulations!
What is the Rebecca Fleisher Scholarship?
Established in 1985 by Morris Fleisher and Harold Shapiro, the Rebecca Fleisher Scholarship for Dance is awarded each year in perpetuity to one or more deserving students. Each year, the Creative Arts Guild selects dance students who have shown great promise but are challenged by the cost of tuition.
Scholarship awards are based on financial need; students wishing to receive a scholarship will submit an application for review and approval by the Dance Program Director, the Guild Executive Director, and the Board. Requests for applications may be made to the Dance Program Director, Jessie Fincher.
Rebecca Fleisher was such a gifted dancer that when she was only 11 years old she was asked to teach ballet to other young students at her dance school. Her gracefulness and passion for dance, from classical ballet to ballroom dancing, permeated her life. Rebecca lived in Dalton with her husband, Morris, for many years. Her family hopes that this scholarship will inspire the recipients to make dance a fundamental and meaningful part of their lives.
In 2014 the family established a similar scholarship endowment to assist students in the Visual Arts program. The endowment is named after Rebecca's husband Morris Fleisher and provides scholarships to aspiring young artists who show great promise but who are challenged by the cost of tuition.