Douglas Sonntag, 2017 Dance/USA Trustee Awardee, Helmed the National Endowment for the Arts Dance Program
Douglas Sonntag discovered ballet during a high school visit from Ballet West. It changed his life. He spent his career at the National Endowment for the Arts in the dance program. Learn more about Dance/USA’s 2017 Trustee Awardee.
For Gina Gibney, Space Is the Place
New York choreographer and producer Gina Gibney receives Dance/USA’s Ernie Award, given annually to a changemaker in the field, whose work may go unheralded but has provided opportunities for generations of dancers.
Cleo Parker Robinson, 2017 Dance/USA Honoree: For Decades She Has Been Driven By the Mission of Inclusivity
In June, Denver dance artist Cleo Parker Robinson joins the roster of Dance/USA Honorees. She has been hailed as a champion for the arts, civil rights, and community engagement. Read about this dance leader and her eponymous company.
From Baton Twirling to Off-Broadway to Balanchine
Dance/USA Champion Awardee Billie Mahoney has been a professional dancer and teacher for over 70 years. From the “Kansas City Kiddies Review” to nightclubs and Broadway to notating Balanchine’s Agon. Learn about this vivacious leader.