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Serendipity Photography by Tawnee Makes Significant Donation to Ballet Yuma’s Dancer Scholarship Fund

Posted: Wednesday, November 12th, 2014 | By Kass Hall

Yuma, Arizona, November 12, 2014 – Tawnee Miller of Serendipity Photography by Tawnee made a significant donation to Ballet Yuma to benefit its dancer scholarship program. The check for $1,885.75 will help tremendously to fund young artists who may not have the opportunity to continue their ballet studies without financial assistance.

Each year, Mrs. Miller is commissioned by Yuma Ballet Academy to provide photography services to their students, with each dancer having the opportunity to purchase these professionally done ballet photos. Taking the profits made from each package purchase, Serendipity Photography is able to turn around and support the arts in Yuma by providing a generous donation to Yuma Ballet Academy students via Ballet Yuma’s scholarship program. Ballet Yuma is the advanced level, pre-professional performing company that studies at Yuma Ballet Academy, and their dancers train at the Academy six days a week.

“Ballet Yuma is incredibly grateful for this outstanding support from community members like Tawnee,” says Ballet Yuma Executive Director Jim Hall, Sr. “We have such a quality product in our dance program, and all kids with a love of dance should have the opportunity to experience that level of excellence in their training. With generous donors like Tawnee, we are able to extend this opportunity to young dancers who may not have the resources to continue their ballet studies without some help. Tawnee has really stepped up to the plate over the years and made it possible for us to help so many young people nurture their love of dance. We couldn’t be more appreciative of her unwavering support of Ballet Yuma!”

For information on how you can become involved or to become a patron and supporter, please contact Executive Director Jim Hall, Sr. at 928-581-0927 or

Ballet Yuma is supported in part by a grant from the Arizona Commission on the Arts, as well as a grant from the Yuma Community Foundation.