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Adopt a Dancer

Dancers get “adopted” for their time at Purchase.

New Orleans native Caleb Dowden ’21 is the recipient of a three-year Adopt-a-Dancer scholarship.

Caleb Dowden '21

Her adoptive “parent” is Mandy Kirchner Salva ’99, chair of the scholarship program.

“A huge high point for me for the 2019–2020 school year was studying abroad at the Taipei National University of the Arts! I had such a life changing experience there.”

Read more about Salva and the Adopt a Dancer program from a previous issue.

Mandy Salva '99

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Nelly van Bommel
Director, Conservatory of Dance