Ballet Conservatoire XIV is Historic Ellicott City’s official ballet school, an elite ballet coaching facility under the co-direction of preeminent teachers Donna Pidel and Hans Nelson. Ballet Conservatoire XIV offers an intensive ballet program for the serious dancer from the age of 10 years, as well as a children’s program from age 2½. Choosing a limited number of students who display the determination, passion, discipline, and talent necessary, Ballet Conservatoire XIV offers training and personal coaching that cultivates the soon-to-be professional dancer, prompting companies and universities to offer our dancers positions, scholarships, and jobs. The 2019 Dance Mogul Magazine Scholarship, presented by Ballet Conservatoire XIV, was established to provide opportunities for African American dancers in classical ballet. Scholarship recipients will receive full tuition to Ballet Conservatoire XIV in Ellicott City, Maryland for Fall 2019-20.