Announcing the 2022 Dance Magazine Award Honorees –

The Dance Magazine Awards, one of the most prestigious honors in dance, rejoice the residing legends who have built a lasting affect on the artwork kind. Founded in 1954, Dance Magazine Awards have been supplied to Alvin Ailey, Fred Astaire, Mikhail Baryshnikov, Misty Copeland, Bob Fosse, Gelsey Kirkland, Donald McKayle, Ohad Naharin, Chita Rivera, Tommy Tune and several many others. (A comprehensive record of honorees is here.)

The Dance Journal Awards ceremony, together with performances and celebratory speeches, will just take location in particular person at Chelsea Manufacturing facility in New York Town on Monday, December 5, 2022, at 7 pm EST, with internet proceeds supporting the Harkness Promise Awards. For ticket information, visit

We’re thrilled to announce the honorees for the 2022 Dance Journal Awards:

Kyle Abraham

Choreographer Kyle Abraham—recipient of a 2013 MacArthur fellowship, 2016 Doris Duke Artist Award and 2018 Princess Grace Statue Award, amongst many other recognitions—makes deeply effective dance is effective that usually communicate to the Black American experience. In addition to generating for his have ensemble, A.I.M by Kyle Abraham, he has choreographed for organizations all around the earth, which includes The Royal Ballet, New York City Ballet and Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater.

Lucinda Childs

Postmodern choreographer and dancer Lucinda Childs started her job as a member of the Judson Dance Theater and launched her very own company in 1973. Her rich and different vocation encompasses live performance will work this sort of as Accessible Mild and Dance, her seminal 1979 collaboration with Philip Glass and Sol LeWitt operas including Mozart’s Zaide, Glass’ Akhnaten and John Adams’ Medical professional Atomic and more than 30 performs for ballet businesses close to the world.

Herman Cornejo

An acclaimed principal dancer at American Ballet Theatre because 2003, Herman Cornejo has danced most of the major roles of the classical canon and developed a lot more than a dozen new ballets with the top choreographers of today. A repeated national and global visitor star, Cornejo has also pursued his possess creative endeavors to foster the development of new works. His accolades incorporate the Gold Medal in the VIII Intercontinental Moscow Competitiveness, a New York Dance and Effectiveness (“Bessie”) Award for Superb Performer in 2013, and the 2014 Prix Benois de la Danse for Finest Male Dancer. He has been appointed a Messenger of Peace by the United Nations and was recently acknowledged as one of America’s Excellent Immigrants by the Carnegie Company of New York.

Brenda Dixon Gottschild

Esteemed artist-scholar Brenda Dixon Gottschild, PhD, is an interdisciplinary researcher, author, lecturer, performer and professor emerita of dance reports at Temple College. She is the creator of 4 publications centering Black dance artists and types: Digging the Africanist Existence in American Functionality: Dance and Other Contexts Waltzing in the Darkish: African American Vaudeville and Race Politics in the Swing Era The Black Dancing Physique: A Geography from Coon to Neat and Joan Myers Brown & The Audacious Hope of the Black Ballerina: A Biohistory of American Overall performance.

Dianne McIntyre

Choreographer Dianne McIntyre is a Guggenheim Fellow, a Doris Duke Artist awardee and a a few-time “Bessie” Award winner whose operate is rooted in exploration and explores the intersection of record, culture, individual narrative and the human expertise. Her 5-ten years vocation encompasses Broadway, television and film, commissions for Dance Theatre of Harlem and Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, and initiatives for her individual business, Seems in Motion, these as the adaptation of Zora Neale Hurston’s Their Eyes Had been Seeing God. She had a longtime collaboration with the late playwright and poet Ntozake Shange, creator of for coloured women who have deemed suicide/when the rainbow is enuf. McIntyre choreographed the 1998 film Beloved, based on the novel by Toni Morrison.

Chairman’s Award

Jim Herbert, the founder and government chairman of Initially Republic Financial institution, will be presented a Chairman’s Award, picked out by Dance Media CEO Frederic M. Seegal to honor exclusive movers and shakers behind the scenes. 

Harkness Assure Awards

Johnnie Cruise Mercer and Kayla Farrish are the recipients of this year’s Harkness Guarantee Awards, which give a $5,000 grant and 40 hours of rehearsal house to impressive choreographers in their initial 10 years of expert do the job. This award, conferred in partnership with the Harkness Foundation for Dance, is funded by web proceeds from the Dance Magazine Awards ceremony.

The 2022 Dance Magazine Awards Choice Committee

The range committee for the 2022 Dance Journal Awards provided Dance Magazine editor at substantial and Dance Journal Awards chair Wendy Perron, learn trainer Sheila Barker, Dance Magazine contributor Joseph Carman, The Dance Edit editor in chief Margaret Fuhrer, Dance Media president Joanna Harp, MoBBallet (Memoirs of Blacks in Ballet) founder Theresa Ruth Howard, incoming American Ballet Theatre creative director Susan Jaffe, New York Town Middle vice president for programming Stanford Makishi, Pointe controlling editor Lydia Murray and previous American Dance Pageant director Charles L. Reinhart. The committee regarded as nominations from the editorial team and advisors of Dance Journal as nicely as from the dance public.