Tag: dance teacher awards

Will We See You at the 2021 Dance Teacher Awards This Week?

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 […]

The 2021 Dance Teacher Awards United Us With Passion and Purpose

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 […]

Dance Teacher Award Honoree Eva Encinias Carves Out Space for Flamenco in Higher Ed and Beyond

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.

Dance Teacher Award Honoree Antoine Hunter Is Creating a More Equitable World for Deaf Artists

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.

Dance Teacher Award Honoree Doug Risner Keeps His Research Alive in the Classroom

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.