"love the art in yourself, not yourself in the art." - Constantin StanislAvski

Marissa Rossi - Delaware Arts Conservatory

2013 & 2014 winner

i love the audition process

"I couldn't be more grateful for all that the Diane Drulis Foundation has done for me. Without their help and support I wouldn't be as involved as I am at the studio. Not only has their scholarship helped me, but their audition process was amazing and inspiring. The environment was professional and the dancers were amazing! I honestly can't thank the foundation enough!"

- Matthew Perko, Rock School West, PA

2013 & 2014 winner

  • 501 (c)(3) non-profit organization

  • over $23,000 in scholarships awarded since 2010

  • performance opportunities for winners

  • DDF gives back by volunteering with local charities

Diane Drulis inspired numerous dancers during her years as a teacher, choreographer and mentor. Our mission is to keep her dream, spirit and inspiration alive in the arts through awarding scholarships to young dancers. 

Our winners come from all over the the area including Delaware, New Jersey, Maryland and Pennsylvania. 

Scholarships are awarded based on dedication and passion displayed through performance and can be applied to all levels of dance; collegiate, local, summer etc.

Our mission

Gallery of winners


Diane Drulis Foundation

honoring dedicated, passionate dancers with scholarships to further their education in the arts.