About the Foundation

The foundation was established to confer scholarships on students majoring in Performing Arts (Theatre, Dance, Vocal and Instrumental Music) at the College/University level as well as grants for performing arts classes, seminars, and related expenses, or for costs associated with college/university applications and auditions for students of the Performing Arts as determined by the Board of Directors. Scholarships are available to applicants residing in the western suburbs of Chicago, Illinois. College/University Scholarships are expected to be $500-$1000 and Performing Arts grants will be in the order of $300. Recipients will audition and be selected on a merit basis by the Board of Directors. The Scholarship Foundation has been set up in memory of Dennis Taylor who served as a dancer, choreographer, costumer and wig designer in the western suburbs for more than five decades.

About Dennis Taylor

"Dennie" started dancing at an early age and soon turned his talents to the musical theatre. He frequently appeared as a featured dancer in musicals and then made the leap to choreographer. Later still he worked as a costumer and designer of wigs. In the last couple decades of his life he provided wigs for stage shows all over the western and northwest Chicago suburbs. He worked extensively with Playmakers, Tempo Players, Wheaton Drama, Elgin Community College, Steel Beam Theatre and many other area schools and theatres.

Celebration of the Life of Dennis Taylor
May 3, 1943 – November 29, 2017
Vero Voce Theatre
St. Charles, IL
January 21, 2018

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