The Princess Grace Foundation – USA has anounced the winners of the 2018 Princess Grace Awards.
The Awards will be presented at the annual Princess Grace Awards Gala and continue the legacy of Princess Grace (Kelly) of Monaco, who helped emerging artists pursue their artistic goals during Her lifetime.
In the presence of Her Serene Highness The Princess of Mon aco, this year’s Gala will be held at Ci priani 25 Broadway on October 16, 2018.
This year’s Princess Grace Award winners in Dance are:
For Dance Performance:
Matthew Gilmore/The Julliard School,
Aliza Russell/New York University,
David Adrian Freedland/L.A Dance Project,
Sydney Dolan/Pennsylvania Ballet
(Chris Hellman Dance Award),
Catherine Hurlin/American Ballet Theater (Barbara & John
Lehman Dance Award).
Claudia Schreier/Dance Theatre of Harlem, Shamel Pitts/Gibney Dance
Company, Dana Genshaft/The Washington Ballet
Special Project grants and Works in Progressresidencies at the Baryshnikov Arts Center are available to Princess Grace Award and Honoraria recipients for uniquely significant projects that advance their artistic development.
Special Project Awards:
Javier Briones, Virginia Grise, Raja Feather
Kelly, Robyn Mineko Williams, Jonathan Payne, Raul O. Paz Pastrana, Natalija Vekic
Works in Progress Residencies: Gisela Cardenas, Pavel Zustiak
The Princess Grace Foundation identifies and assists emerging artists in theater, dance, and film by awarding grants in the form of scholarships, apprenticeships, and fellowships. Since its inception, the Foundation has given awards to nearly 800 recipients. For more information, visit pgfusa.org.
Photo: Dana Genshaft leads SF Ballet School students in class. // © Erik Tomasson