Join Dance/USA as we honor extraordinary leaders in the dance field. Dance/USA will present national awards at the 2019 Annual Conference in Cleveland, Ohio - June 12-15, 2019.
Dance/USA Honor AwardThe Honor Award is given to an individual for demonstrated achievements, extraordinary leadership, and exceptional contributions to the national dance field which consistently reflect a high level of artistic excellence, creative force of vision, and breadth of work.
Past Honorees1986 Anthony Tudor and Martha Graham1988 Robert Joffrey and Merce Cunningham1990 Agnes de Mille, Paul Taylor and Alvin Ailey1992 Katherine Dunham and Bella Lewitzky1994 Alexandra Danilova and Charles Reinhart1996 Willam Christensen and Donald McKayle1998 Judith Jamison and Bruce Marks2000 Jeraldyne Blunden and David R. White2002 Chuck Davis2004 Arthur Mitchell2006 Anna Halprin2008 Frederic Franklin 2009 Tina Ramirez2010 Carmen De Lavallade2011 Lar Lubovitch2012 Helgi Tomasson2013 Joan Myers Brown2014 Liz Lerman2015 Trisha Brown2016 Jawole Willa Jo Zollar2017 Cleo Parker Robinson2018 Debbie Allen
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