Opening Night! World Premiere!

Buy Tickets: January 31st, 8:00pm, The Walter Reade Theater at Lincoln Center



2013 MHDF Special Screening and Awards Gala






2012 MHDF Awards Gala

On November 26, 2012  the Martha Hill Dance Fund Awards Gala was held at The Manhattan Penthouse. Over 155 guests attended. The Lifetime Achievement Award recipients were Gemze De Lappe and Yuriko Kikuchi.



Thank you for visiting our website. The Martha Hill Dance Fund was established to honor, perpetuate, and reward Martha Hill’s commitment to dance education and performance internationally. As an educator, administrator, artistic director, and visionary for dance as a performing art, Martha Hill established an unprecedented standard for excellence in the field.

Martha Hill was born in East Palestine, Ohio on December 1, 1900. She attended the Battle Creek Normal School of Physical Education in Battle Creek, Michigan, graduating in 1920. She took over the position of dance instructor, teaching ballet and Swedish gymnastics for the next three years. In 1923, she was hired as dance instructor at Kansas State Teachers College. Hill taught there for three years, moving to New York City in 1926.