In Loving Memory of Miss Sheena Villa
3/23/81 – 3/24/06
Miss Sheena represented everything that makes us passionate about dance. She shared her passion with Expression of Dance and its students for 6 years and in that time she shared so much of her herself and her talent with us. Celebrate Miss Sheena through our words and photos so we can always remember how much she touched our lives, in dance and beyond.
In March 2006, the teachers, students and families at Expression of Dance lost a teacher, mentor and friend. Sheena Marie Villa was tragically killed in a car accident on the night of her 25th birthday. Miss Sheena, as our students referred to her, shared her passion of dance with us for six years. Within that time, students learned to appreciate different aspects of dance through her teaching. Sheena was extremely talented, fun-loving, and a popular trend setter! She will be forever missed.
Since Sheena’s untimely death, our studio has honored her memory with a Scholarship Fund in her name. An award is given out each year to three or more recipients that best represent Miss Sheena’s free spirit and passion for dance. We held a ten-hour dance marathon to raise money for the scholarship fund from 2007-2009. The past ten years, we have organized an Annual Spaghetti Dinner & Silent Auction in an effort to raise money for the SHEENA VILLA SCHOLARSHIP FUND, and it has been a great success!
Every year we hold a special spaghetti dinner for our EOD family & friends! Since we are unable to hold our dinner in person this year, we are having our Italian dinner available for you to order online with curbside pick-up. Pick-up will be held at East Hills Moravian Church from 5 PM-7 PM. *Dinner is fully prepared & ready to reheat*
Pre-order your dinner online by Saturday, April 3rd for pick Thursday, April 8th!
To make this event a success, we are looking for sponsorships and/or donations. We are hoping you are willing to partner with us and support our efforts to keep Sheena’s memory alive through the SHEENA VILLA SCHOLARSHIP FUND. Please consider attending our dinner, purchasing our special Sheena items or donate here. Any business sponsorships will be advertised at our annual recital!
Thank you in advance for your contribution to the SVSF,
On behalf of the Staff, Students & Parents at Expression of Dance and the Sheena Villa Scholarship Committee
The Sheena Villa Scholarship Fund
All EOD students in grades 9-12 are eligible to apply for the Sheena Villa Scholarship. We encourage students to participate by submitting a written essay of “Why dance is your passion”, along with a short video of you dancing. The SVSF committee chooses the application(s) and a scholarship check will be given (amount TBD) to the student(s) to put towards their dance/acro education at Expression of Dance, or for the Senior student(s), it will go towards your college expenses.Any student who receives the scholarship will be recognized at the recital. If a student has applied in a previous year, but did not receive the scholarship, he/she is still eligible to apply the next year.
To contribute to the scholarship fund: All are welcome to attend our annual Spaghetti Dinner for Sheena in March or donations can be made payable to The Sheena Villa Scholarship Fund.
Sheena Villa Scholarship Recipients: