The Capezio A.C.E. (Award for Choreographic Excellence) Awards were held last night at the Dance Teacher Summit—and what a show this year's 15 finalists put on. In fact, the entries were so collectively strong that the judges ended up choosing four, rather than the usual three, winners.
Congrats to grand prize winner Erica Sobol for her piece Black Flies/Heavy Skies; first runner-up Andre Kasten for Family Matters; and tied second runners-up Lindsay Nelko and Jacob Jonas for Awakening and In a Room on Broad Street, respectively. All of the winners receive cash prizes that go toward mounting their own shows in NYC.
Check out works by the winning choreographers below! (Both Erica Sobol and Lindsay Nelko competed different pieces than they originally entered, but their entry videos should give you a good sense of just how crazy talented they are.)
Erica Sobol, Every Kingdom
Andre Kasten, Family Matters
Lindsay Nelko, Innocence
Jacob Jonas, In a Room on Broad Street