The Princess Grace Foundation
has announced its grant awardees for 2014. Dance honorees include Jenelle Figgins of Dance Theatre of Harlem; Jamie Scott of the Trisha Brown Dance Company; Elise Drew León of the Limón Dance Company; Jacqueline Green of Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater; Viktor Usov of Northwest Dance Project; Elena Heiss of the National Institute of Flamenco; and Gemma Freitas of The Juilliard School. Marjani A. Forte and Gabrielle Lamb received awards for their choreography, and Robyn Mineko Williams, Zoe Scofield and Nejla Y. Yatkin were all awarded works-in-progress residency grants. Former Princess Grace awardee David Hallberg (DT, November 2013), of American Ballet Theatre and the Bolshoi Ballet, received a statue award, which honors past grant recipients who have gone on to even greater levels of achievement.
These highly selective awards were created to offer scholarships, apprenticeships and fellowships to emerging talents in the field. Individuals must be nominated by either the dean of their academic program or the artistic director of their company. Grants generally range from $7,500 to $30,000 (choreographic fellowship winners receive a set amount of $10,000). Applications for next year will be available starting in January.
Photos from top: by Richard Calmes, courtesy of the Princess Grace Foundation; courtesy of PGF