American Ballet Theatre Awards Scholarships To 10-Year-Old Twins
10-year-old Canadian twins Nia and Imani Lindsay were recently awarded with scholarships by the American Ballet Theatre to their annual “Young Dancers Summer Workshop”. According to ABT’s website, the coveted workshop provides an “opportunity for serious young dancers, ages 9-11 and 12 year-olds at the beginning pointe level, to actively flourish in a professional, yet nurturing environment. The outstanding faculty members of ABT will provide unparalleled instruction, while remaining sensitive to the developmental needs of younger dancers.”
The girls were recently interviewed by Urban Bush Babies. During their interview, they discussed being awarded with a scholarship to the prestigious program.
“It [the scholarship] was from an ABT audition we went to for a summer intensive,” explained Nia.
They also expressed fondness for famed ballerina Misty Copeland.
“I went to meet her,” said Nia. “She was really nice. She’s humble, a good dancer, and not cocky.”
“And she’s a good influence,” added Imani. “She’s not like Miley Cyrus at all.”
These girls are going places!
Watch their adorable interview below.