By Max Gonzalez
The San Juan Daily Star
August 14, 2014
Prix de Lausanne
I am so excited to announce that I have qualified to compete in one of the most prestigious ballet competitions in the entire world, the Prix de Lausanne, in Switzerland. Only 80 young dancers from around the globe are invited to compete. I will proudly represent the United States of America as well as Puerto Rico!
There are many incredible benefits to being a competitor in this competition. The potential scholarship opportunities would help me complete my ballet training in New York City or Europe. This training is essential to my artistic and technical development, which will eventually allow me to become a professional ballet dancer!
In order to make this trip a reality I will need the help of family, friends and ballet lovers! Your donations will assist my costs of travel, hotel stay, food, costumes, coaches travel expenses and training needed to compete. We are so very grateful for your donations. Please know that no donation is too small! You’re thoughts and support are just as important!
– Austen Acevedo