New York City Ballet's Miriam Miller, one of 2017's Princess Grace Award winners (photo by Lucas Chilczuk)

Congrats to the 2017 Princess Grace Award Winners!

This year's Princess Grace Award winners were announced yesterday—and they include some very familiar faces.


The Princess Grace crowd is an incredibly distinguished bunch. Past winners in the dance category include Skylar Brandt, Beckanne Sisk, Isabella Boylston, Sarah Lane, Drew Jacoby, Tiler Peck, Cindy Salgado, David Hallberg, Michelle Dorrance, and Gillian Murphy—to name just a few. Here are the dancers and choreographers joining their ranks this year:

DANCE

Jacquelin Harris
Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater

Andrew Eccles, courtesy AAADT

We talked with the ferociously talented Harris soon after she joined AAADT.


Mikaela Kelly
Juilliard School of Dance

Look for Mikaela (and her gorgeous feet) in our September issue!


Miriam Miller
New York City Ballet

Lucas Chilczuk

As if you needed an excuse to revisit our September 2016 cover story on the exceptionally elegant NYCB corps member.


Gian Carlo Perez
The Washington Ballet


Lyvan Verdecia
Ballet Hispanico


CHOREOGRAPHY

Bryan Arias
For work made for Charlotte Ballet


Gemma Bond
For work made for The Washington Ballet

Bond, who's also an American Ballet Theatre corps member, discussed her choreographic inspirations in our February 2017 issue.


Raja Feather Kelly
For work made for Ririe-Woodbury Dance Company


STATUE AWARD

Dormeshia Sumbry-Edwards

Matthew Karas

The fabulous tapper won her first Princess Grace Award back in 1994. (The Statue Awards honor previous winners who've continued to do exceptional work.) Read her inspiring "Letter to My Teenage Self."


CHOREOGRAPHY MENTORSHIP CO-COMMISSION AWARD

Zoe Scofield


SPECIAL PROJECTS

Andrea Miller

Matthew Karas

The piercingly intelligent choreographer's trailblazing company, Gallim Dance, starred on our February 2017 cover.

Latest Posts


Boston Ballet principal Seo Hye Han as Cinderella in Sir Frederick Ashton's Cinderella (Liza Voll, courtesy Boston Ballet)

5 Principal Dancers on the Ballet Steps That Still Challenge Them

Their technique might seem effortless onstage, but even the most seasoned ballet professionals have that one step that still drives them crazy. We asked five principal dancers to open up about the skills they still find challenging, and how they're working to finesse them.

Keep Reading
Hosts Trevor Tordjman and Ariel Martin in "Disney Fam Jam" (Disney Channel/Eric McCandless)

Behind the Scenes of the Dance-Filled "Disney Fam Jam"

The ever-dancy Disney Channel just dropped yet another dancetastic show. "Disney Fam Jam," a family dance competition inspired by choreographer Phil Wright's viral parent-and-kid dance classes, premiered last night. Each episode features two families battling it out on the dance floor to see who'll earn a $10,000 prize. And the show is co-hosted by Zombies 2 stars Ariel Martin and Trevor Tordjman—standout dancers in their own right.

Keep Reading

Intern at Dance Spirit This Summer!

Are you a college student curious about what goes on behind the scenes at your favorite magazine? You're in luck—because Dance Spirit is searching for an editorial intern for summer 2020!

We'll be accepting applications through March 1. Internships pay an hourly stipend and require a minimum two-day-a-week, onsite commitment in our NYC office from June to August. (We do not provide assistance securing housing.)

If you're interested, please send a cover letter, resumé and two writing samples to Margaret Fuhrer at mfuhrer@dancemedia.com. Be sure to put "Summer Internship Application" in the subject line. All attachments must be formatted as PDFs.

We will interview selected candidates in March in person or by phone, and let candidates know by mid-April if they have been chosen. Please note that we do not accept high school students, or any students under 18, and that we give preference to college juniors and seniors.

We can't wait to meet you!

contest
Enter the Cover Model Search