Research and Leadership Awards

Click each award listing for information on eligibility, nominations and past awardees.

deadline April 20, 2022


Distinction in Dance Award

An annual award given to individuals in the annual conference's host city who have contributed significantly to dance in their home community.

2021 Awardee: DANCE POWER, a program of American Repertory Ballet and Princeton Ballet School


 Outstanding Scholarly Research in Dance Award

This award honors an exceptional scholar or leader for sustained contributions to dance research.

2021 Awardee: Nadine George-Graves


Dixie Durr Award for Outstanding Service to Dance Research

This award recognizes the aid rendered the field of dance studies by people who sustain existing structures, institutions, and organizations for dance research.

2021 Awardee: Susan Manning


Dance in the Public Sphere Award

This award recognizes renewed and new forms of public access and activism widening the circulation of dance initiatives and resources.

2021 Awardee: Seika Boye for It's About Time: Dancing Black in Canada 1900-1970


Mid-Career Award

This award recognizes the leadership of mid-career scholars in the development of our field.

2021 Awardee: Elizabeth Claire