HSA PREP

ABOUT THE PROGRAM

HSA Prep is a highly selective, pre-professional scholarship program providing students ages 12–18 with advanced level arts training in music, dance, theatre and the visual arts.  In addition to a full scholarship to attend HSA individual mentoring, study hall access, high school/college application support, and opportunities to engage with professional artists of the highest caliber.

For over 25 years, HSA Prep has enabled young people of exceptional talent to meet high academic, artistic and personal goals. HSA Prep’s graduates have had a near 100% acceptance rate to prestigious colleges, universities and conservatories including Harvard University, The Juilliard School, Spelman College, Brown University, and NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts, among many others.

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Ronald K. Alexander
Director of HSA Prep Scholarship Program
Ronald Alexander has danced with the The National Ballet of Canada, and the Frankfurt and Hamburg Ballets of Germany.  He was Chair of the Harlem School of the Arts Dance Department under Betty Allen, School Administrator at the Dance Theatre of Harlem under Arthur Mitchell, and Academic Principal of the Nutmeg Conservatory in Torrington, CT.  He has received a Master of Fine Arts of Dance degree from New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts and served on faculty and choreographed for the Ailey School, Ballet Hispanico, New York Theatre Ballet, Adelphi University, Philadanco, Marymount Manhattan College, Boys and Girls Harbor Conservatory, the Joffrey Ballet School NY, Clark Center for the Performing Arts, Lincoln Center Institute for Arts in Education, and the NYC Department of Education.  His commentary on dance was recently featured in Dance and Dance Teacher magazines.

Success in the arts profession is 10% talent and 90% hard work, and hard work over talent triumphs every time.”

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