The Lucile Phillips Morrison Scholarship

Lucile Phillips Morrison ScholarshipThe Lucile Phillips Morrison Scholarship was founded in 1946-47 to provide an honorarium for a Scripps dance student whose enthusiasm for and interest in modern dance warranted encouragement. Such a student might be a beginner who had shown potential ability, or a more advanced student who aspires to a professional career in dance. The purpose for establishing such a scholarship was to encourage an interest in modern dance, particularly for those Scripps students who had found dance to be a vital part of their educational and creative growth. Study with outstanding creative professionals in the field was an opportunity for broadening the student’s horizons.

The Lucile Morrison Dance Award became an annual award given to one or more Scripps Dance students to provide financial support for summer dance/movement study. Each applicant must be a Scripps sophomore or junior who is an active participant in the Scripps Dance Program, although she need not be a dance major.

The selection process involves the submission of a detailed proposal by each applicant, which is reviewed by the full time members of the dance faculty. The proposal must include information about the summer program of study the student wishes to attend, her rationale for this choice, her goals for the experience, and what she hopes to bring back to Scripps from the experience. A detailed budget must also be included. The award is intended to cover or subsidize tuition costs but not transportation, housing, or food.

Scholarship Recipients
2011 Mary Callahan: Participated in classes at the DC Dance Collective and Dance Place in Washington, Dc while interning there with the National Dance Education Organization.Chante Cruse: Participated in a three-week workshop with noted African-American choreographer Garth Fagan in Rochester, New York.Hannah Mason: Studied Spontaneous Phenomenon/Instincts and Improvisation and Private Spaces Viewed in Public Places with Holly Johnston’s Ledges and Bones at ODC in San Francisco, California.
2010 Ashli Duncan: Participated in a three-week workshop with Doug Varone and Dancers at the University of Akron in Ohio.Maya Guice: Studied dance with noted professionals in the Los Angeles area during off time from working 9-5 as an LA County Arts Intern in preparation for her self-designed major in Performing Arts Administration.Jill Mahoney: Attended a five-week contemporary ballet workshop in San Francisco, California, with Alonzo King’s LINES Ballet.

Alyssa Mello: Participated in a three-week workshop with Doug Varone and Dancers at the University of Akron in Ohio.

2009 J. Lindsay Brown: Studied intensively with nationally and internationally renowned teachers and choreographers at the six-week American Dance Festival in Durham, North Carolina.Ashli Duncan: Enrolled in two summer programs in the San Francisco Bay Area: a four day workshop entitled Ballet for the Contemporary Dancer, and a two-week workshop in Technique and Repertory with Janice Garrett and Dancers.Alyssa Mello: Participated in a three-week workshop with New York based Doug Varone and Dancers.

Mariam Tejeda: Studied Tango at the Arthur Murray Studio in Shenandoah, Texas for three weeks. In addition to improving her technique she used the opportunity to explore and question the gender roles that are perpetuated through ballroom dance.

2008 Julia Cost: Participated in the San Francisco Conservatory of Dance summer session studying the work of contemporary ballet choreographers such as Alex Ketley and Jiri Kylian. She was also accepted into the Conservatory’s Choreographic Apprentice Residency where she developed her own choreography under the mentorship of established professional choreographers.Karen Diaz: Attended the Moving On Center School of Participatory and Somatic research in Oakland, CA to study Bartenieff Fundamentals with Peggy Hackney, and Alexander Technique and Somatic Therapy with Carol Swann.Sara Festini: Participated in the National Tap Day Festival in Berkeley and took classes with Roxanne Butterfly and Babs Yohai, heirs to the late great tapmaster Eddie Brown.
2007 Sydney Freggiaro: Studied at The Edge Performing Arts Center in Los Angeles where she took classes in ballet, jazz, lyrical, funk, and hip hop, and built connections with LA’s vibrant commercial and concert dance scene.Brianna Skellie: Traveled to Europe to attend Impulstanz, a 5-week festival of contemporary dance workshops, forums and performances in Vienna, Austria.
2006 Mary Grimes: Studied a variety of dance styles at two major studios in San Francisco. She also researched studio organization and administration practices in preparation for eventually pursuing her dream to open her own studio.Meredith Horiuchi: Studied with outstanding modern dance artists at the American Dance Festival in Durham, North Carolina, where she was also a Young Artist Scholarship recipient.Brianna Skellie: Studied with outstanding modern dance artists at the American Dance Festival in Durham, North Carolina.

Abigail Stopper: Studied contemporary ballet, choreography and flamenco at Alonzo King’s Lines Ballet School in San Francisco.

2005 Tova Eisner: Studied with outstanding modern dance artists at the American Dance Festival in Durham, North Carolina.Meredith Horiuchi: Interned in New York City with Jennifer Miller’s Circus Amok. She also used her award to participate in workshops with several cutting-edge modern choreographers.Abigail Stopper: Studied contemporary ballet, jazz, modern, African, and flamenco at Alonzo King’s Lines Dance Center.

Davie-Blue Bacich: Studied Alexander Technique in conjunction with West African and Caribbean dance.

2004 Tova Eisner: Studied with outstanding modern dance artists at the American Dance Festival in Durham, North Carolina.Katherine Lind: Studied at Musical Theatre Dance in the summer of 2004 as part of New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts’ special in musical theatre: Collaborative Arts Project 21.
2003 Courtney Crocker: Attended the American Dance Festival in Durham, North Carolina.Caroline Johnson: Studied intensively the Pilates method.Nicole Clarke: Traveled to Brazil to attend the Child International Conference and explore how West African dance has influenced dance in Brazil.

Julie Russell: Studied Hula in Hawaii.

2002 Erica Carroll: Attended California State University at Fresno Summer Arts Program to study dance technique and composition under Colin Connor and Risa Steinberg.Emily Anderson: Attended the American Dance Festival in Durham, North Carolina.Ann DeHerder

Miana Hoyt

2001 Taryn Chase: Used her grant to study with outstanding dance artists at this country’s premier summer dance program, the American Dance Festival in Durham, North Carolina.Andrea Cordova: spent the summer interning in Los Angeles with a major dance talent agency and used her grant to round out her days by taking classes from a variety of Hollywood teachers.Erica Carroll: Attended the six-week American College Dance Festival.

Ann DeHerder: Attended the prestigious New York City’s Alvin Ailey Summer Dance School

2000 Danielle Kraus: Trained in a variety of dance styles at Dance on Capital Hill in Seattle, Washington.Megan Thompson: Furthered her dance study at the Newport Academy of Ballet and began personal choreographic explorations.
1999 Lara Allen: Spent a month in NYC at the Limon Institute to attend an intensive workshop with Risa Steinberg and then went to the 1999 Seattle Festival of Alternative Dance & Improvisation to take classes with Nina Martin, Simone Forti and K.J. Holmes.
1998 Marissa Labog: Attended the New York University Tisch Dance Summer Residency Festival, where she studied with a variety of dance artists.Erin Elizabeth Owen: Attended the New York University Tisch Dance Summer Residency Festival, where she studied with a variety of dance artists.Lara Allen: Attended the American Dance Festival in Durham, North Carolina.

Gwyn Fisher: Attended a two-week intensive program focusing on jazz, modern, ballet, hip-hop, Afro-Brazilian, and African Dance forms in New Orleans, LA.

SarahElizabeth Ward: Attended daily classes from Repertory Dance Theatre and participated in Ririe Woodbury’s Summer Dance Workshop, Move It ’98, in Salt Lake City, Utah.

1997 Kami Innerbichler: Studied ballet at the California Dance Center in Montclair, CA, and participated in jazz classes with Kim Lam.Jennifer Timmerman: Conducted an independent study in kinesiology, studied ballet and Graham Technique, and explored non-Western dance forms practiced by women as healing rituals.
1996 Rachel Mudge: Attended the Limon West dance project in San Jose and the Joe Goode Workshop in San Francisco, CA. She also took classes at the studios of ODC San Francisco, Footwork, and Alonso King’s Lines Ballet Company.Alexis Smith: Attended a two-week dance workshop with John Malashock Dance Company of San Diego, CA.
1995 Christina BarrettFay Ann Chun: Attended the San Francisco Butoh Festival and took classes from noted professionals in the Los Angeles area
1994 Fay Ann Chun: Attended the American Dance Festival in North CarolinaIrene Schneeweis: Attended the American College Dance Festival and studied African dance, jazz and the Horton Dunham Technique
1993 Katherine Davis: Enrolled in two intensive summer workshops in choreography and performance: one with Bella Lewitzky Dance Co. in Los Angeles, CA, and the other at NY University at the Tisch Summer Repertory FestivalFay Ann Chun: Studied with professional dance artists in HawaiiDiane Yun Bai: Attended biweekly ballet classes with Victoria Koenig of the Los Angeles Chamber Ballet and Lawrence Blake at the California Dance Center in Montclair
1992 Denise YungKatherine Davis: Studied with Oakland Ballet and took modern dance at Shawl-Anderson Dance Center
1991 Katherine Footracer: Attended the Naropa Institute in Boulder, CO, to study yoga, dances of West Africa, and contact improvisation with Steve Paxton and Nancy Stark SmithJennifer Williams: Went to NYC to study at the Peridance CenterPolly Patton: Studio-hopped in Los Angeles, CA, to study the realities of the commercial dance world.
1990 Polly Patton: Went to NYC to take classes from Betty Jones in the Limon Technique at Limon School. She also took other jazz and ballet classes in the City.Jennifer Williams: Attended the San Diego School of Ballet under Robon Sherertz-Morgan
1989 Jennifer Anderson: Studied dance and theater at NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts.Polly Patton: Attended the American Dance Festival in North Carolina.Heather Prohaska: Studied at the Bella Lewitsky Dance Co.

Wendy Johnson: Attended the Seattle Summer Dance Institution at the University of Washington and took classes at Pacific Northwest Ballet.

1988 Catherine Shull: Studied with important teachers in Los Angeles, CA, and attended a workshop in Indonesian Dance at UCLA.Wendy Johnson: Attended Pacific Northwest’s Summer Session.Amy Day: Studied a variety of dance styles with prominent Los Angeles dance teachers.
1987 Lenora Stokes: Studied ballet and Indian classical dance – Bharat Natyam – in Los Angeles, CA, and then traveled to New York City to work with outstanding professionals.
1986 Jovita Alaniz: Studied with outstanding professionals.
1985 Jovita Alaniz: Attended the Bill Evans Dance Co. Summer Institute to study modern dance, ballet, and the effort shape theory.
1984 Susannah Murdoch
1983 Melinda Leeson: Attended Cabrillo College Summer Dance Workshop.Lorrie HarveyRobin Hovis
1978 Sheryl Simmons
1974 Linda Heath: Attended Loyola Marymount Summer Dance Session.
1968 Althea Eames: Studied under Doris Humphrey and Jose Limon.Marcia Burr: Studied under Doris Humphrey and Jose Limon.Jane Fisher -Studied at Perry-Mansfield.

Janet Alf: Studied at Perry-Mansfield.

Toni Mull: Studied at Perry-Mansfield.

Sharon Mallory: Attended Connecticut College Summer School of Dance.

Virginia Jacobson: Studied at Perry-Mansfield.

Georgia Jones: Studied at Perry-Mansfield.

Susan Lovell: Studied at Perry-Mansfield.

Maria Fuller -Studied at Perry-Mansfield.

Enid Obee: Hayna Holm, Colorado.

Judith Davies: Long Beach State Summer School.

Karen Hatfield: Attended Connecticut College Summer School of Dance.