Backhausdance, the acclaimed Orange-County based modern dance company led by instructor of dance and alumna Jennifer Backhaus (’94), will receive the Arts OC “Outstanding Arts Organization” award at their annual arts awards on September 18. At the forefront of Southern California contemporary dance, this company is now in its 10th year and has performed extensively at venues and festivals including Fall for Dance and the Off Center Festival at Segerstrom Center for the Arts, Studio SCR Series at South Coast Repertory, the INBOUND Festival at Joyce SoHo in New York, Laguna Dance Festival, the Los Angeles Arts Holiday Celebration held at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion, and the Celebrate Dance Festival at the Alex Theatre.  The Arts OC Orange County Arts Awards celebrate progress and achievements in the cultural life of Orange County and the people who make them happen.