It is our goal to provide exposure to a broad range of opportunities that will expand students’ artistic growth and prepare them to make meaningful contributions to their communities.  Clark Academy Dance Center appreciates the support shown by the following businesses and organizations.

The Dr. Lance R. Formolo Memorial Scholarship Fund

Dr. Lance Formolo
Dr. Lance R. Formolo

The Dr. Lance R. Formolo Memorial Scholarship Fund

The Dr. Lance R. Formolo Memorial Scholarship awards scholarships to dancers who show both a skill in dance and a clear desire for artistic recognition. Awards are given out to the top students from this cohort based on auditions and essays. Award winners are selected from a panel of judges with distinguished backgrounds in dance, music and arts. We thank Doctor Formolo, and Husband John Warner, for providing this endowment. Gifted funds will provide students with a platform to grow physically, professionally, and artistically. 


Former Student of Matthew Clark

Doctor Formolo was an avid dancer, musical theatre performer, and saxophonist. Most importantly, Lance was part of the Clark Academy Dance Academy Family, where he displayed his commitment, dedication, and his true LOVE of the art of dance. 

Lance has passed, but his spirit lives on at the Clark Academy Dance Academy. Lance was part of this community, and the Dr. Lance Formolo Scholarship will carry on the spirit of innovation and love of the arts that he exemplified throughout his life.

Professional Works of Dr. Lance Formolo 

Dr. Lance Formolo was an adjunct assistant professor at NY Chiropractic College and taught clinical skills to students and residents at the Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Buffalo. He received a distinguished service award from New York Chiropractic College. He was an investigator on several VA chiropractic research projects, authored numerous articles for peer-reviewed publications, and gave many presentations. He was an ambassador for Dining Out for Life, raising funds to fight AIDS, and was a member of the board of directors for the Miss Buffalo Scholarship Organization. 

Complete the form below to submit your child for consideration for the Dr. Lance Formolo Scholarship for 2021-2022.