Know some extraordinary dance educators? Nominate them for a Dance Teacher Award! Every year, we recognize excellence in teaching by honoring outstanding dance educators for their contributions to the field. We’re currently accepting nominations for the 2022 Dance Teacher Awards, and are looking for dance educators who: Have a unique or outsized impact on their […]
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Like you, there are so many passionate and inspiring dance teachers out there who pour their heart and soul into their vocation. And in just two days, you’ll have the opportunity to celebrate seven of these extraordinary educators with our much-loved 2021 virtual Dance Teacher Awards. After reviewing thousands of nominations, we’re honoring the largest […]
If you missed the 2021 Dance Teacher Awards, or want to relive your favorite moments, tune in now to watch on demand here. Last night, the 2021 Dance Teacher Awards made history—twice! First, for celebrating seven remarkable artists, the largest group ever to be honored. And second, for being the most inspiring virtual room I’ve ever been […]
Shifting Through Adaptability: A Conversation With Jawole Willa Jo Zollar, Dance Teacher’s 2021 Award of Distinction Recipient
Jawole Willa Jo Zollar continues to shape an empowered generation of dancers, cultivating their unique “sound” while encouraging their involvement in civic engagement and organizing.
When Eva Encinias was hired by the University of New Mexico as an adjunct lecturer, there was no fully developed flamenco program within a university dance department anywhere in the U.S. Not only did she succeed in growing such a program, but she has also, over the last 45 years, cultivated a thriving flamenco community in Albuquerque and reinforced America’s presence on the global flamenco stage.
Over the course of his career, Antoine Hunter has made it his vision and mission to increase the visibility, accessibility and opportunities for Deaf and hard-of-hearing dance artists, as well as to provide opportunities for BIPOC people and the disabled community.
As the owner of the Brooklyn-based AbunDance Academy of the Arts, Karisma Jay works to help Black and brown dancers discover their individual potential through art, and reach their professional goals within the dance industry.
Dance Teacher Award Honoree Nyama McCarthy-Brown Is Helping to Dismantle Racism Through Culturally Relevant Teaching
Dr. Nyama McCarthy-Brown has been researching, writing about and championing an approach to dance pedagogy that centers on integrating the cultural backgrounds of students into the class curriculum.
Doug Risner has been an educator in many forms throughout his long teaching career. But it’s his current role, as the co-founder and director of the master’s degree in dance and theater teaching artistry at Wayne State University, that perhaps offers him the best synthesis of his research and teaching philosophy.
Dance Teacher Award Honoree Alice Teirstein Makes Dance More Accessible to New York City’s Teenagers
Alice Teirstein has built an entire career “passing on to others what I had received from dance,” she says. She founded the dance program at the Ethical Culture Fieldston School in the 1970s, and in 1996, the Young Dancemakers Company, bringing creative dance education to public school students.