Martha Hill Awards

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"Our goal is to honor a professional in the dance field who exemplifies any or all of those qualities for which Martha Hill was most revered--whether an educator or a creative force who has made a significant contribution to the field of dance 'behind the scenes".

 

- Carl Wolz, former student of Martha Hill and founder of the Hong Kong Academy for the Performing Arts award 

 

The Martha Hill Lifetime Achievement Award Sculpture by Hortense Zera

The Lifetime Acheivement Award

  • 2001 - Alfredo Corvino (1916-2005)

  • 2002 - Doris Hering (1920-2014) & May O'Donnell (1906-2004)

  • 2003 - Francis Mason (1921-2009)

  • 2004 - Donald McKayle (1930-2018) & Doris Rudko (1919-2008)

  • 2005 - Ruth Grauert (1919-2020)

  • 2006 - Mary Anthony (1916-2014)

  • 2007 - Pearl Lang (1921-2009)

  • 2008 - Ethel Winter (1924-2012)

  • 2009 - Beverly Blossom (1926-2014)

  • 2011 - Daniel Lewis

  • 2012 - Gemze DeLappe (1922-2017) & Yuriko Kikuchi

  • 2014 - Mary Hinkson (1925-2014) & Martha Myers

  • 2015 - Murray Louis (1926-2016) & Carla Maxwell

  • 2016 - Ann Hutchinson Guest & Deborah Jowitt

  • 2017 - Alice Teirstein & Norton Owen

  • 2018 - Sylvia Waters

  • 2019 - Carolyn Adams, Stuart Hodes, Betty Jones (1926-2020)

The Mid-Career Award

  • 2006 - Doug Elkins

  • 2007 - David Dorfman

  • 2008 - Janet Panetta

  • 2009 - Virginia Johnson

  • 2012 - Dian Dong & H.T. Chen

  • 2014 - John-Mario Sevilla

  • 2015 - Mark DeGarmo

  • 2016 - Fredrick Earl Mosley

  • 2017 - Denise Roberts Hurlin & Robert Garland

  • 2018 - Jessica Lang & David Leventhal

  • 2019 - Sean Curran & Nigel Campbell and Chanel Da Silva

The Young Professional Award

  • 2004 - Molly Mae McGregor

  • 2005 - Christopher Vo

  • 2006 - Katie Dorn

  • 2007 - Levi Marsman

  • 2008 - Lilli-Anne Tai

  • 2009 - Jacqueline Green

  • 2011 - Patricia Carby

  • 2012 - Lissa Smith

  • 2013 - Christian Griggs-Drane

  • 2014 - Daniele Reinstein

  • 2015 - Jacoby Pruitt

  • 2016 - Eric Parra

Special Awards & Citations

  • 2003 - Mira Kim -The Carl Wolz Memorial Award

  • 2009 - Hortense Lieberthal Zera (1916-2014) - Special Citation

  • 2012 - Kazuko Hirabayashi (1933-2016) - Students' Choice Educator's Award

  • 2013 - Recognition of Founding Board Members:  Carolyn Adams, Irwin Denis (1920-2004), Hudas Liff (1926-2018), David K. Manion, Janet Mansfield Soares, Ethel Winter (1924-2012), Carl Wolz (1920-2002), Hortense Lieberthal Zera (1916-2014)

  • 2015 - The Dance Notation Bureau - Special Citation

  • 2016 - Lawrence Reed Hansen - Special Citation