Buovo A. Serianni Memorial Scholarship
Buovo A. Serianni, grandfather of Nadia Porter, was an active community member in his hometown of Roebling, New Jersey. Throughout his life, Mr. Serianni spent countless hours selflessly giving back to his community through his volunteer efforts with the Roebling Volunteer Fire Company #3 and the Roebling Rescue Squad. “Puddin,” as he was affectionately called, was also an avid supporter of the arts. He participated in activities with the Florence Township Memorial High School Bands and even provided partnering assistance for pas de deux classes with Hamilton Ballet Theatre. Never missing one of their performances, Mr. Serianni showed unwavering support for the artistic endeavors of his grandchildren. Buovo also played an instrumental role in providing them with the means to continue their arts education in music and dance at both the undergraduate and graduate levels.
“Without the support of my grandfather, bringing my dreams for this ballet company and school would have never have become a reality. So future arts enthusiasts can pursue their dreams, the Buovo A. Serianni Memorial Scholarship has been established to perpetuate the memory of ‘Grandpop’ and to provide students demonstrating desire and need with financial assistance to continue their dance training with the Mid Atlantic Youth Ballet and Center for Dance Education.”