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Awards and Honors

The Department of Dance faculty, students and alumni continue to shine on campus and in their field. Congratulations to the following for their achievements and distinction.

Department of Dance Scholarships Awarded 2018 

Evelyn H. Green Endowed Scholarship: Tia Petersen & Natalie Fernandi           
The purpose of this award is to honor the work of a student who shows artistic promise by providing financial support during their final year of study. This endowed scholarship hopes to free the student who receives the award from the financial pressures of attending school in an effort to allow them to concentrate on their craft.
Department of Dance Scholarship: Madeline Vaught
This scholarship is awarded to a student who embodies the Department of Dance mission of recognizing the art of dance as the confluence of theory, practice and creativity.

Mary Aid de Vries Endowed Scholarship: Megumi Hosaka & Madison Bristol
The Mary Aid De Vries endowed scholarship honors the work of a dance major entering their final year of study at the UW who has demonstrated merit and also provided service to the Department of dance Mary Aid De Vries served the UW as a member of the Modern Dance faculty from 1921 through 1963 and was a national authority on Dance education.
James Vamenta Fesalbon Endowed Dance Scholarship: Kevin Lam
This award encourages and supports academically meritorious students with demonstrated financial need who otherwise might not consider dance as a career path, who have overcome adversity, or who have had little dance experience prior to attending college to major in Dance.
Dance Student Association Scholarship: Alicia Allen, Michelle Asencio, & Krystal Jimenez
Every year, DSA gives out scholarships to students for their involvement with and service to the UW Department of Dance.
Summer Study Scholarship: Brianna Collins & Sharon Orr
Awarded to dance majors who have at least one more year of study to assist with tuition and other expenses related to attendance at summer dance workshops.
For a history of winners of Department of Dance/Dance Program Scholarships since, click here 

University Awards won by Department of dance students

2018 Dean's Medalist in the Arts

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Lisa Kwak, BA 2018

Husky 100 

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Jiaqui Kyki Li, BA 2018

Husky 100 

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Maria Villegas, Expected BA 2019 
Mary Gates Research Scholarship  Aiyi Valerie Huang, BA 2018 
Mary Gates Research Scholarship Hannah Moujing, BA 2018 

Faculty & Staff Awards

Floyd & Delores Jones Endowed Chair in the Arts 2015 - 2018

Donald E. Peterson Endowed Professor 2018 - 2021

Jen Salk
Associate Professor & Chair

2017 NEA Artworks grant for $10,000 to present work by Harald Kreutzberg 

2018 Kreielsheimer Research Grant

Timeless Award, awarded to Distinguished UW Alumni for timeless achievements 

Hannah Wiley

2018 Kreielsheimer Travel Grant

2018 SmART Ventures Grant, Seattle Office of Arts & Culture

2017-18 Simpson Center for the Humanities Conferences and Colloquia Grant

2017 Erasmus + Erasums Munus Grant for Visiting Scholars 

2016 Research Mentorship Award 

Juliet McMains

2017 Seattle Dance Crush Award for An Attic and Exit 

2018 Kreielsheimer Research Grant 

Rachael Lincoln 
Assistant Professor 

2018 Kreielsheimer Research Grant

2018 John and Joyce Price Award of Excellence for collaboration with Anna Mlasowsky on Chorus of One 

Alethea Alexander
Acting Assistant Professor

2018 Bogliasco Foundation Fellowship 

2019 CityArtist Grant by the Seattle Office of Arts & Cultural Affairs 

2020 USArtist Fellowship Nomination 

Mark Haim 
Part-time Lecturer 

2018 Dance Crush Award for Black Bois 

Dani Terrell
Part-time Lecturer 

2018 Distinguished Staff Award

Kelly Canaday
Advisor & Program Manager

Department of Dance Alumni Awards 

2018 Dance Crush Award
for their choreography and performance of Tequila con Miel y Limon

Fausto Rivera BA ‘13 & Cheryl Delostrinos BA ‘13
2018 Arc Fellowship from the Seattle Office of Arts & Culture Angel Langley, BA ‘16

2018 Velocity Dance Center Dance Champion
 to honor the phenomenal success of her 7-year tenure as Velocity Dance Center’s executive director.

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Tonya Locker, BA ‘08, MFA ‘10

Share Your Success

If you are a student, alumna/alumnus, or faculty member of the Dance Program who has been recognized for achievements in dance, please email us so we may include you on our site.