Watch the 2015 Opening Plenary Session!
On Thursday, June 18, 2015, Dance/USA live streamed the Opening Plenary session of the 2015 Annual Conference from the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts of Miami-Dade County in Miami, FL. Rob Gordon, President of Be the Change, Inc., was the keynote speaker. Read Gordon's bio here.
Dance/USA recognized Raven Wilkinson, the 2015 Dance/USA Trustees Awardee, at the Dance/USA Annual Conference in Miami on June 17, 2015. Wilkinson, whose talent and skill enabled her to become the first ballerina of color with the Ballet Russe de Monte Carlo in 1955, is credited with being the first African American woman to dance for a major classical ballet company.
The Dance/USA Trustees Award is given at the discretion of the Dance/USA Board of Trustees to recognize an outstanding professional whose work has special significance to the field. The video below is Raven’s acceptance of the award, presented by Misty Copeland, principal dancer at American Ballet Theatre.
The 2015 Dance/USA Trustees Award is exclusively sponsored by Freed of London.
We got excited about the 2015 Dance/USA Annual Conference with this preview, created from submissions from Miami-based dance artists.
Visit the Conference Website for more information on the 2015 Annual Conference.