See all the past recipients of Dance Magazine Award below.

Watch highlights from the 2016 Dance Magazine Awards.


2016

Carolyn Adams

Lynn Garafola

Lar Lubovitch

Tiler Peck

2015

Soledad Barrio

Marcelo Gomes

Karen Kain

David Vaughan

Jawole Willa Jo Zollar

2014

Brenda Bufalino and Tony Waag

Misty Copeland

Luigi

Wayne McGregor

Larissa Saveliev

2013

Martha Clarke

Mats Ek

Philip Glass

Yuan Yuan Tan

Patricia Wilde

2012

Julie Kent

Anna Kisselgoff

Renee Robinson

Diane Walker

2011

Dr. William Hamilton

Alexi Ratmansky

Kathleen Marshall

Yvonne Rainer

Jennifer Ringer

2010

Deborah Jowitt

Pilobous Dance Theatre

Irina Kolpakova

Matthew Rusing

2009

Allegra Kent

Ohad Naharin

Sara Rudner

Jason Samules Smith

2008

Pina Bausch

Lawrence Rhodes

Ethan Stiefel

Sylvia Waters

2007

Bettie de Jong

Bebe Neuwirth

Desmond Richardson

Wendy Whelan

2006

Todd Bolender

Eiko & Koma

David Howard

Gelsey Kirkland

Joan Meyers Brown

2005

Clive Barnes

Alessandra Ferri

Donald McKayle

Jimmy Slyde

Christopher Wheeldon

2004

Jose Manuel Carreño

Chuck Davis

Anna Halprin

Chita Rivera

2003

William Forsythe

Susan Jaffe

Jock Soto

Charles and Stephanie Reinhart

2002

Nina Ananiashvili

Frank Andersen

Jack Mitchell

Tina Ramirez

2001

Terese Capucilli

Michael M. Kaiser

Susan Stroman

Damian Woetzel

2000

David Parsons

Ann Reinking

Ben Stevenson

1999

Barbara Horgan for the Balanchine Trust

Al Pischl for Dance Horizons

Jacques d'Amboise

Martin Fredmann

Kevin McKenzie

1998

Jeraldyne Blunden

Julio Bocca

Suki Schorer

Dame Ninette de Valois

1997

Claude Bessy

Anna-Marie Holmes and Bruce Marks

Dudley Williams

Hernando Cortez & Dancers Responding to AIDS

1996

Peter Boal

Savion Glover

Francia Russell and Kent Stowell

Ann Barzel*

1995

Susan Marshall

Carla Maxwell

Fayard and Harold Nicholas

1994

Christine Dakin

Kate Johnson

Jirí Kylián

1993

Bill T. Jones

Pierre Dulaine and Yvonne Marceau

Beatriz Rodriguez

1992

Darci Kistler

Meredith Monk

Helgi Tomasson

1991

Virginia Johnson

Mark Morris

Jennifer Tipton

1990

Garth Fagan

Eliot Feld

Hanya Holm

1988

"Dancing for Life"

Moscelyne Larkin and Roman Jasinski

P. W. Manchester

Kyra Nichols

1987

Merrill Ashley

Trisha Brown

Liz Thompson

David White

Doris Hering*

1985

Charles "Honi" Coles

Richard Cragun

Frederic Franklin

Heather Watts

Walter Sorell*

1984 Alexandra Danilova

Robert Irving

Donald Saddler

Tommy Tune

Dance Masters of America, Inc.*

1983 Jeannot Cerrone

John Neumeier

Michael Smuin

Martine van Hamel

1982 Fernando Bujones

Laura Dean Arnold Spohr

Lee Theodore

1981 Selma Jeanne Cohen

Sir Anton Dolin Twyla Tharp

Stanley Williams

1980 Patricia McBride

Ruth Page

Paul Taylor

Herbert Ross and Nora Kaye*

1979 Aaron Copland

Jorge Donn

Erick Hawkins

1978 Mikhail Baryshnikov

Raoul Gelabert

Bella Lewitzky

1977 Murray Louis

Natalia Makarova

Peter Martins

1976 Michael Bennett

Suzanne Farrell

E. Virginia Williams

1975 Alvin Ailey

Cynthia Gregory

Arthur Mitchell

1974 Gerald Arpino

Maurice Béjart

Antony Tudor

1973 The Christensen Brothers (Lew, Harold, Willam)

Rudolf Nureyev

1972 Anthony Dowell

Judith Jamison

1970 Sir Frederick Ashton

Carolyn Brown

Ted Shawn

1969 Erik Bruhn

Katherine Dunham

Carla Fracci

1968 Eugene Loring

Alwin Nikolais

Violette Verdy

1967 Carmen deLavallade

Sol Hurok

Wesleyan University Press

1966 Edwin Denby

Margaret H'Doubler

Maya Plisetskaya

1965 John Butler

Peter Gennaro

Edward Villella

1964 Gower Champion

Robert Joffrey

Pauline Koner

1963 Isadora Bennett

Margot Fonteyn

Bob Fosse

1962 Melissa Hayden

Anna Sokolow

Gwen Verdon

1960 Merce Cunningham

Igor Moiseyev

Maria Tallchief

1959 Dorothy Alexander

Fred Astaire

George Balanchine

1958 Alicia Alonso

Doris Humphrey

Gene Kelly

Igor Youskevitch

1957 Lucia Chase

José Limón

Alicia Markova

Jerome Robbins

1956 Agnes de Mille

Martha Graham

1955 Jack Cole

Gene Nelson

Moira Shearer

1954 Dance on TV: Adventure (CBS)

Tony Charmoli (NBC)

Max Liebman (NBC)

Omnibus (CBS