Dance Teacher Award Recipients
March 1, 2021

2003

Lifetime Achievement: Luigi

Jean Gedeon

Richard Sias

Deborah Brzoska

2004

Lifetime Achievement: Katherine Dunham

Gwen Bowen

Nina Marlow

Hortensia Fonseca

Jo Rowan

Marty Sprague

2005

Lifetime Achievement: Mary Day

Rose Marie Floyd

Earl Mosley

Barbara Allegra Verlezza

Tad Williams

2006

Lifetime Achievement: LaVaughn Robinson

Jon Cristofori & Kathleen Sinclair

Cookie Joe

Suzanne Salapa

Mary Ann Laverty

2007

Lifetime Achievement: Frederic Franklin

Andrea Paris

Linda Muir Finney

Tom Ralabate

Freddie-Lee Heath

2008

Lifetime Achievement: Judith Jamison

Elizabeth Fernandez-Flores

Kee-Juan Han

Jan Van Dyke

Sanja Korman

2009

Lifetime Achievement: Lawrence Rhodes

Teodoro Morca

Bonnie Schuetz

John Giffin

Ann Shea

2010

Lifetime Achievement: Bill Evans

Betty Webster

Heather Raue

Cindy Gratz

Sean Murphy

2011

Lifetime Achievement: Jacques d’Amboise

Tony Williams

Patricia Dickinson

Diane Frank

Jamee Schleifer

2012

Lifetime Achievement: Denise Wall

Angela Whitehill

Liz Schmidt

Katie Glasner

Kim Stroud

2013

Lifetime Achievement: Frank Hatchett

Dawn Rappitt

Robin Fisher

Stacy Reischman Fletcher

Abigail Agresta-Stratton

2014

Lifetime Achievement: Franco DeVita

Jane Carter

Andrea Kramer

Karyn Tomczak

Joan Sheary

2015

Lifetime Achievement: Jenifer Ringer

Jochelle Perena

Brandee Williams Lara

Dale Lam

Vera Ninkovic

2016

Lifetime Achievement: Robert Battle

Joanne Chapman

Claudio Muñoz

Pamela VanGilder

Kathleen Isaac

2017

Lifetime Achievement: Joe Tremaine

Sylvia Palmer-Zetler

Dawn Axam

Bridgit Lujan

Sue Sampson-Dalena

2018

Lifetime Achievement: Julie Kent

Stephanie Kersten

Djana Bell

Rhonda Miller

Sue Samuels

2019

Lifetime achievement: Nigel Lythgoe

Marisa Hamamoto

Jarrah Myles

Macarena Gandarillas

Michele Larkin-Wagner and Molly Larkin-Symanietz

2020

Lifetime achievement: Wendy Whelan

Patricia Dye

Kim Black

Deborah Damast

Stephanie and Bo Spassoff

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