Jermaine Turnbow - Joffrey West LA Summer Program
$5 raised
1% of $500 goal
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4 Years running
I'm Jermaine Turnbow. I'm a dancer/artist attending the University of The Arts in Philadelphia. Currently I am a rising senior. This is a fundraiser in order for me to raise money to train this summer in Los Angeles with The Joffrey Ballet School - Jazz.

To Inspire

create an artist

challenge what is inside

mold the thriving artist that is hiding

To Dream      To Believe

be the artist           live as an artist

accept the challenge         surpass the challenge

arrive as the artist you are          maintain the artist you become

To the young artist

I know it is hard to determine:

who you are, what you want & how you want to be remembered.

Remember this

you are the best you

you are special

you can make a difference for someone.

Know that you can shine bright,

that you can make a change,

     that it may be hard,

      but it helps in the end.

To take the artist to the next level,

That is my goal in life.

To instill something inside of them,

with the hope of learning something from them.

The young artist is pure and can change the world,

someone has to guide them in order for them to start a path,

A path of change, of being different, of becoming their own someone.

Hi, I'm Jermaine, a 20 year old Detroit native and a full-time student at The University of The Arts. I am a dedicated dancer who wishes to study this summer in Los Angeles under The Joffrey Ballet School in the Jazz and Contemporary program. I was fortunate enough to receive a scholarship to where The Joffrey Ballet School would pay for the tuition costs of the program. However the scholarship does not cover all. 

I began his training at the age of 17. Starting out in Hip-Hop, I never imagined that I would one day want dance to become my life. While attending high school, I took a small amount of technique classes but never took it seriously. Once accepted into The University of the Arts, things changed. I've always had to play "catch up" with those around, but that has not stopped me yet. Since coming into The University of the Arts, for the past three years, I have worked in order to be better than when I first entered. I believe that strenous training and the chance to explore new places for training is a must. I believe that this summer with The Joffrey West LA program, I will be able to grow in ways that I could not imagine. 

I have grown artistically, physically and mentally by participating in The Joffrey Ballet School Jazz and Contemporary in NYC last summer. I believe that the Jazz and Contemporary program in LA will further my advancement that I had received last summer and take me to new heights. I am eargerly awaiting my chance to just work hard and grow as much as I can.

With your donations I can make this possible. Anything that you are able to donate is much appreciated. Even if you are unable to donate, please just share this. The more that know of my efforts, the better. Thank you so much for taking time to read my story and listening to my intentions of trying to raise money.

Only YOU can make a difference. 

Thank you.

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