Jacquelin Harris. Photo by Andrew Eccles, Courtesy Ailey

Check Out This Year's Princess Grace Award Winners!

The 2017 Princess Grace Award winners have just been announced! Over the years, the Princess Grace Foundation-USA has demonstrated a knack for picking out future stars in the dance world, so it should be no surprise that several of the honorees are familiar names.


Jacquelin Harris and Miriam Miller were both part of our 2016 "25 to Watch" list (fun fact: Including Harris and Miller, 27 of our past "25 to Watch" picks are also PGA recipients); choreographers Raja Feather Kelly and Gemma Bond have appeared in our pages on multiple occasions; and both Andrea Miller and Dormeshia Sumbry-Edwards are previous DM cover stars (April and May 2011, respectively).

Andrea Miller. Photo by Matthew Karas.

Check out the full list of dancers and choreographers who have been granted 2017 Princess Grace Awards below, and join us in wishing all of them congrats!

Princess Grace Award Dance Scholarship/Fellowship

Mikaela Kelly, The Juilliard School

Jacquelin Harris, Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater

Miriam Miller, New York City Ballet

Gian Carlo Perez, The Washington Ballet

Lyvan Verdecia, Ballet Hispanico

Miriam Miller. Photo by Paul Kolnik, Courtesy NYCB.

Princess Grace Award Choreography Fellowship

Bryan Arias, Charlotte Ballet

Gemma Bond, The Washington Ballet

Raja Feather Kelly, Ririe-Woodbury Dance Company

Special Projects

Andrea Miller

Choreography Mentorship Co-Commission Award

Zoe Scofield

Princess Grace Statue Award

Dormeshia Sumbry-Edwards


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CalArts dance students. Photo by Josh S. Rose, Courtesy CalArts

4 Reasons Interdisciplinary Education Can Make You a Stronger Dancer, According to CalArts

After years spent training in their childhood studio, it can be hard for dancers to realize exactly how many pathways there are toward career success. The School of Dance at CalArts aims to show its students all of them.

Built with the intention to break barriers and bend the rules, CalArts' interdisciplinary curriculum ensures that students take classes that cover an entire spectrum of artistic approaches. The result? A dance program that gives you much more than just dance.

Last week, Dance Magazine caught up with Kevin Whitmire, assistant director of admission for CalArts School of Dance, and recent alum Kevin Zambrano for the inside scoop on how an interdisciplinary curriculum can make you a stronger artist. Watch the full event below, and read on for the highlights.

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