The 2021 Dance Teacher Award Honorees, clockwise from top left: Dr. Doug Risner, Dr. Nyama McCarthy-Brown, Alice Teirstein, Karisma Jay, Jawole Willa Jo Zollar, Antoine Hunter and Eva Encinias

Celebrate the 2021 Dance Teacher Awards!

Our friends at Dance Teacher are honoring a group of outstanding educators for their contributions to our field, and we'd love you to join!

The 2021 Dance Teacher Awards will take place virtually on Wednesday, October 6, at 6 pm Eastern/3 pm Pacific. Tickets are $25. All net proceeds from ticket sales for this year's event will go to fund the Dance Teacher Scholarship at MOVE|NYC. Register here.

Ahead of the ceremony, get to know the 2021 Dance Teacher Award recipients:


Eva Encinias

COURTESY NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF FLAMENCO

Antoine Hunter

WILFREDO PASCUAL, COURTESY HUNTER

Karisma Jay

COURTESY ABUNDANCE ACADEMY OF THE ARTS

Dr. Nyama McCarthy-Brown

CHRISTOPHER SUMMERS, COURTESY MCCARTHY-BROWN

Dr. Doug Risner

COURTESY RISNER

Alice Teirstein

COURTESY YOUNG DANCEMAKERS COMPANY

Register here for the 2021 Dance Teacher Awards, taking place Wednesday, October 6, at 6 pm Eastern/3 pm Pacific. The awards will premiere on YouTube. You will receive a link to the event one hour in advance of show time.

Header photo credits, clockwise from top left: Courtesy Risner; Christopher Summers, Courtesy McCarthy-Brown; Courtesy Young Dancemakers Company; Courtesy AbunDance Academy of the Arts; Kyle Froman; Gregg Segal, Courtesy Hunter; Douglas Kent Hall, Courtesy National Institute of Flamenco

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