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The Jane Chiang Scholarship

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Jane Chiang was a notable US Pro/Am dancer and accomplished engineer in the aerospace industry. Known throughout China for her contributions to this field, she is listed in notable Chinese publications and honored alongside many famous dignitaries in Chinese history. Beyond her prolific professional career, Jane had an unwavering passion for dancing. Over 25 years, she attended Pro/Am competitions across the nation, culminating her dance career as Vice President of American Ballroom Company and a member of the Board of Directors.

To honor his late wife, Martin Chiang, President & CEO of American Ballroom Company, created the Jane Chiang Scholarship. The scholarship is awarded to the Top 3 overall student competitors at the United States Dance Championship and provides the largest single scholarship amount awarded to any Pro/Am student in the world

Total cash prize purse


Contributed by Martin Chiang

1st Place: $10,000

2nd Place: $5,000

3rd Place: $2,000

4th Place: $1,200

5th Place: $1,000

6th Place: $800

2022 Winners:

  • 1st: Amy Leis (Storm Ballroom)
  • 2nd: Gail Cohen (Storm Ballroom)

2021 Winners:

  • 1st: Joan Warshall (Hudson Ballroom)
  • 2nd: Nancy Stone (FADS - Doylestown)
  • 3rd: Debra Lajeunesse (FADS - Doylestown)

2019 Winners:

  • 1st: Samantha Ferris (FADS - Doylestown)
  • 2nd: Diane Clemons (FADS - Doylestown)

2017 Winners:

  • 1st: Mary Lou Fine (Siva Dance)
  • 2nd: Sheila Tuck (Storm Ballroom)
  • 3rd: Lauren LaPointe (VZ Dance Studios - Bar)

2016 Winners:

  • 1st: Lauren LaPointe (VZ Dance Studios - Bar)
  • 2nd: Sharon Weich (Boca Dance)
  • 3rd: Mary Lou Fine (Siva Dance)