Announced on May 19, 2017
2016-17 Dance Awards
OUTSTANDING FRESHMAN OF THE YEAR
In recognition of exceptional participation and contribution in dance by a freshman.
“BEHIND THE CURTAIN”
In recognition of outstanding contribution to the department without wearing tights.
Spencer Biggs, Parker Blakely, Carolyn Oliver, Elijah Richardson
In recognition of quiet excellence in dance.
Lexi Difilippo, McKell Lemon
OUTSTANDING PARTICIPATION IN AMERICAN CELEBRATION/CHAPMAN CELEBRATES
In recognition of outstanding participation for four years in the American Celebration/Chapman Celebrates.
Spencer Biggs, Parker Blakely, Heather Kelly, Chris Marks, Jason Martin, Daniel Huynh, Matthew Kubitz
“SEIZE THE MOMENT”
In recognition of leadership in a student organization.
Ellie Espinosa, Nicole Hagen, Matthew Kubitz, Jason Martin, Josie Morgan
In recognition of a senior who has exhibited professional demeanor and contributed to the department while maintaining at 3.7 GPA.
Spencer Biggs, Cristina Escobar, Sarah Gertler, Nicole Hagen, Ashleigh Kluge, Sienna Kresge, Matthew Kubitz, Twyla Malchow-Hay, Cristina McKeever, Carolyn Oliver, Lily Ontiveros, Katherine Simpson
NATIONAL HONOR SOCIETY IN DANCE ARTS INDUCTION
For completing requirements of the National Honor Society of Dance Arts and demonstrated outstanding artistic merit, leadership and academic achievement in dance.
Kira Bartoli, Lexi Defilippo, McKell Lemon, Mariko McCully, Cassandra Mihalovich, Eugenia Rodriguez, Samantha Waugh
NATIONAL HONOR SOCIETY IN DANCE ARTS
In national recognition of artistic merit, leadership and academic achievement.
Jackie DieBold, Cristina Escobar, Nicole Hagen, Daniel Huynh, Matthew Kubitz, Twyla Malchow-Hay, Cristina McKeever, Lily Ontiveros
ACADEMIC EXCELLENCE IN ALL AREAS OF STUDY
In recognition of academic excellence in all areas of study for a graduating senior.
OUTSTANDING CHOREOGRAHER IN WORKS IN PROGRESS CONCERT
Sara Crossman, Drew Gliwa, Sienna Kresge, Rachel Yuter
OUTSTANDING CHOREOGRAPHER IN CONCERT INTIME
Haley Bergeson, Amanda Garcia
OUTSTANDING CHOREOGRAPHER IN SPRING DANCE CONCERT
Nicole Hagen, Daniel Huynh
OUTSTANDING PERFORMANCE AWARD
In recognition of outstanding performance and professionalism in dance.
Harmony Adams, , Kira Bartoli, Sam Cantoria, Aika Doone, Lexi DeFilippo, Sarah Gertler, Drew Gliwa, Emma Housner, Daniel Huynh ,Ashley Koenig, Courtney Lapenta, McKell Lemon, Elijah Richardson, Vickie Roan, Tiffany Theodore, Quinn Foster, Jason Martin, Cristina McKeever, Kelly Nimens, Lily Ontiveros, Maddie Spilsted, Eugenia Rodriguez, Santiago Villarreal, Courtney Zelter
OUTSTANDING ARTISTRY AWARD
Recognition for outstanding artistic contribution to all artistic work.
Heather Kelly, Matthew Kubitz
ARTISTIC GROWTH AWARD – Technique & Performance
Recognition for outstanding growth in technique and performance.
ARTISTIC GROWTH AWARD – Creativity
Recognition for outstanding growth in creative thinking and choreographic voice.
FANNIE KALIS AWARD
Special recognition for outstanding contribution in dance by a junior.
DONNA CUCUNATO AWARD
Special recognition for outstanding contribution and achievement in dance by a graduating senior.