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New York State Dance Education Awards

Congratulations to 2017 NYSDEA Award Recipients

Thank you all for your commitment to dance education!

  • Barry Blumenfeld - Outstanding Dance Educator (Pre-K through 12)
    This award acknowledges a stellar dance educator from the Pre-K - 12 sector of the membership. The recipient of this award will have an established record of teaching dance in an educational setting.
  • Kimani Fowlin - Outstanding Dance Educator (Teaching Artist)
    This award acknowledges a stellar dance educator from the Teaching Artist sector of the membership. The recipient of this award will have an established record of teaching dance as a teaching artists through an arts organization.
  • Margaret Plaza - Diana Domoracki Kisto Award
    In honor and memory of former board member and inspirational Dance Educator, Diana Domoracki-Kisto, the NYSDEA board has established a grant to annually fund a Pre-K-12 Dance Educator the amount of $500 to be used toward the cost of attending the NDEO conference. By doing so this award acknowledges the contributions of this dance educator to the field of dance education and for furthering the mission of NYSDEA by their participation in local and/or statewide initiatives. The recipient of this award will also have an established record of teaching dance in an educational setting.
  • JoAnna Fisher and Daria Fitzgerald - NYSDEA Undergraduate and Graduate Student Scholarships
    NYSDEA wishes to recognize and encourage student participation in the dance education community by supporting undergraduate and graduate students at the 2017 NYSDEA Conference.
  • Patricia Cohen - Presidential Citation
    This award is given at the discretion of the sitting President. It’s intent is to honor and highlight the achievements and contributions of a particular individual who has shown exemplary leadership, scholarship and/or artistry, and philanthropy or service, to dance education over the years and specifically to NYSDEA/NDEO.
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NYSDEA offers a number of scholarships and awards for New York State dance educators and dance education students.

For more information about any of the scholarships or awards listed please contact Karen Camp, Director of Awards at awards@nysdea.org