2015 Annual Conference

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.

Watch the Plenary Session!

Dance/USA 2015 Opening Night Celebration Highlights

The Opening Night Celebration hosted the Dance/USA Honors Celebration where recipients of the Honors, Ernie (named for the late Ian “Ernie” Horvath), Trustees, and Champion Awards received honors from Dance/USA and the local community. This extraordinary event is cause for reflection upon these individuals’ contributions to dance in America and an acknowledgement of the roles they play in the national and local dance community.

Check out the highlights from the event below!

2015 Trustees Award Presentation

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.

Conference Preview Video

We got excited about the 2015 Dance/USA Annual Conference with this preview, created from submissions from Miami-based dance artists.

Additional Information About the Preview Video Here

Visit the Conference Website for more information on the 2015 Annual Conference.