2016 Astaire Award Nominees Celebrate Their Honors
Nominees for the 2016 Fred and Adele Astaire Awards, which honor outstanding dance and choreography on stage and screen, celebrated their honors on May 2. The list, which you can read in full by clicking here, includes Broadway and off-Broadway's best, from On Your Feet! to She Loves Me.
Judith Jamison, artistic director emeritus of Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, will be presented with the Douglas Watt Lifetime Achievement Award. Nigel Lythgoe, executive producer of So You Think You Can Dance, will receive the award for Outstanding Contribution to the Field of Dance. Broadway director, choreographer and Tony-nominated actor Maurice Hines, who appeared off-Broadway this season in his show Tappin’ Through Life, will be recognized with a special recognition award for Outstanding Body of Work in Dance. Dr. Joan Fallon, founder and CEO of Curemark, will be presented with a special achievement award for her work in the field of autism-related disorders.
A gala evening celebrating the 2016 season’s award winners for will take place on Monday, May 16, at the NYU Skirball Center for the Performing Arts.
For tickets to the 2016 Fred and Adele Astaire Awards, click here.