Dance/USA to Honor Dianne McIntyre, Glenn McCoy, Terry and Sheldon Adelman at Annual Conference in Cleveland, OH

February 15, 2019

CONTACT: Johanna Tschebull
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Washington, DC –  Dance/USA, the national service organization for professional dance, is pleased to announce the Dance/USA 2019 Honorees:

  • Dianne McIntyre, dancer, choreographer, researcher, mentor, director, and dance-driven dramatist; will receive the Dance/USA Honor Award.
  • Glenn McCoy, Executive Director, San Francisco Ballet, will receive the Dance/USA ‘Ernie’ Award.
  • Terry and Sheldon Adelman, long-time supporters of Playhouse Square and the Playhouse Square Annual Dance Showcase, which Conference attendees will attend this June; will receive the Dance/USA Champion Award.

The 2019 Honors Ceremony will take place on Wednesday, June 12, 2019 during the Opening Night Celebration at the Cleveland History Center, which kicks off the 2019 Annual Conference, being held June 12-15, 2019 in Cleveland, OH.  Read about the Dance/USA 2019 Honorees and the legacy of the Dance/USA awards here.

“This year’s Honorees are inspiring dance leaders who have led the field with passion, resilience, and intelligence,” said Dance/USA Executive Director Amy Fitterer.  “They have significantly influenced the art form and we look forward to celebrating them at our national Conference this June.”

Nominations for Dance/USA Awards are accepted from the entire dance community. Final selections, recognized for their outstanding achievements and contributions to the dance field, are voted on by the Dance/USA Board of Trustees.

The Dance/USA 2019 Honors Ceremony is brought to you by DeWitt Stern a Risk Strategies Company. Freed of London is proud to exclusively sponsor this year’s Dance/USA Honor Award presented to Dianne McIntyre. 

About the Dance/USA 2019 Annual Conference in Cleveland, OH, June 12-14, 2019
The Dance/USA Annual Conference is an invigorating gathering of dance professionals united by their interests in advancing dance and celebrating the joy of movement. It is a time to honor leaders in the field, share and access new resources, and connect with peers through thought-provoking training and conversations. Together, attendees discover innovative approaches to shared problems and strengthen relationships among fellow dance professionals. Early Bird Rates for the 2019 Annual Conference are available until March 28, 2019. Register for the Conference here.

For more information about the 2019 Dance/USA Annual Conference, please visit our website.

Dance/USA is grateful to the following: The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, Doris Duke Charitable Foundation, The Harkness Foundation for Dance, The Max and Victoria Dreyfus Foundation, National Endowment for the Arts, and The Shubert Foundation. Additional thanks to the 2019 Annual Conference Sponsors: Arts Insurance Program; Black Dance Magazine; Bloch; Capacity Interactive; City of Cleveland; The Cleveland Foundation; Cleveland Public Library; DANCECleveland; Dancing Wheels Company and School; Destination Cleveland; DeWitt Stern a Risk Strategies Company; DLR Group | Westlake Reed Leskosky; The Char and Chuck Fowler Family Foundation; Freed of London; Gaynor Minden; The George Gund Foundation; GroundWorks DanceTheater; Harlequin Floors; John S. and James L. Knight Foundation; The John P. Murphy Foundation; Nordson Corporation; NormaTec; Ohio Arts Council; OhioDance; Runaway Productions; Selfspace Meditation Studio; Shark & Minnow; the University of Kentucky Department of Arts Administration, and Verb Ballets. Special thanks to our Official 2019 Host Venues Cleveland History Center, Cleveland Metropolitan Conference Center, Cleveland Public Library, Cleveland State University, and Playhouse Square

About Dance/USA
Propelled by our belief that dance can inspire a more just and humane world, Dance/USA will amplify the power of dance to inform and inspire a nation where creativity and the field thrive. Dance/USA is the national service organization for the professional dance field. Established in 1982, Dance/USA champions an inclusive and equitable dance field by leading, convening, advocating, and supporting individuals and organizations. Dance/USA’s core programs are focused in the areas of engagement, advocacy, research, and preservation. Learn more at

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