Liz Gerring, Pam Tanowitz and Michelle Dorrance. Photo by Matthew Karas, courtesy of New York City Center

Michelle Dorrance (DT, May 2012), Liz Gerring and Pam Tanowitz are the new recipients of choreography fellowships provided by New York City Center. As fellows, the three women will each get 200 hours of free studio space, a stipend, and fundraising and marketing support. City Center, which produces the Fall for Dance Festival, will consider the fellows for its 2017 festival lineup. Past recipients include Camille A. Brown (DT, August 2015), Rashaun Mitchell and Silas Riener, and Kyle Abraham.


Photo by Celeste Sloman, courtesy of UCLA

MacArthur Fellow and award-winning choreographer Kyle Abraham has been appointed to the faculty of UCLA's Department of World Arts and Cultures/Dance. Abraham will continue to choreograph and run his company, Kyle Abraham/Abraham.In.Motion, splitting time between coasts. For the winter quarter, he will teach two courses: advanced technique and an upper-division composition elective. During future terms, he will set new choreographic work on students.

Choreographer and director Camille A. Brown (DT, August 2015) has been awarded the 2016 Jacob’s Pillow Dance Award. In addition to an unrestricted $25,000 cash prize, the honor comes with a residency and performing engagement at the 2017 Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival.

The Jacob’s Pillow Dance Award was created in 2007. Previous awardees include Merce Cunningham, Michelle Dorrance (DT, May 2012) and Kyle Abraham.

Photo by Matt Murphy

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