The Frank Hatchett “VOP” Scholarship is awarded annually to one CTP student, age 11-17 years, who embodies the life and legacy of our founder, Frank Hatchett. This student demonstrates the vivacious energy, professionalism, hard work and excellence in the arts as well as academics that Frank expected from all of those he taught. The recipient will receive a full scholarship to the Children and Teen Program for one season, a solo performance in the CTP recital, and one-on-one mentoring with Sheila Barker.
2019-2020 Recipient: Danuta Sikora
Past Recipients: Eliazar Jimenez, Naomi Rodriguez, Jared Allen, Olivia Battista, Aniyah Wilson
VOP Scholarship Audition:
Details: Sun, May 15, 2022, 4:00-5:30pm at BDC Children & Teens W65th Street Studios. VOP Scholarship audition is open to current BDC Children & Teens Program students ages 11-17 only.
Traver Hecht-Felella passed away on August 31, 2013 at the age of 19. As a young child he always heard music through his feet. Even before being formally trained, Traver dreamed of joining the great tap dancers he watched in old movies. His love of performing and the arts helped define who he was and provided Traver with a way to share and inspire others.
This love of tap dance brought him to the Children and Teen program at Broadway Dance Center. The Hecht-Felella family established a scholarship in Traver’s name for an aspiring young tap dancer at BDC. This dancer will be chosen by the CTP faculty and will receive a full scholarship for his/her tap class for the following CTP season.
2019-2020 Recipient: Isaac Rivers
Your support is essential to the ongoing sustainability of this scholarship. Donations can be made by check payable to Broadway Dance Center (include "Traver Tap Scholarship Fund" in the memo) or online.
Please mail checks to:
Broadway Dance Center
Attn: Allie Beach
322 West 45th Street, 3rd Floor
New York, NY 10036
Jamison Novello left us far too young, at just 15 years old. She touched so many people with her beautiful heart, smile and silliness. Jamison was the person who was always kind to someone who had no one. She was the girl who literally lit up a room. She had such a strong work ethic and wanted to please everyone she worked with. She endlessly gave 110 percent and simply wanted to excel at everything she undertook. Her family has set up a scholarship in her name so her passion, name, and light can be carried on.
2019-2020 Recipients: Alexa Garzon, Anastasia Perrius, Arianna Marrero, Brando Ortiz, Brigitte Curi, Chloe Negron, Eliza Eder Ella Franco, Emily Sergio, Gabrielle Diaz, Jada Manaloto, Jayleen Montes, Jewel Harris, Malia Reyes, Roni Leider