About The NCDA Annual Award The prestigious NCDA Annual Award honors individuals who have made significant life time contributions to the growth and development of dance in NC. Previous award recipients are Robin Harris, Avis Hatcher-Puzzo, Alyson Colwell-Waber, Betsy Ward-Hutchinson, Jean-Pierre Bonnefoux & Patricia McBride, Sue Stinson, M’Liss Gary Dorrance, John Gamble, Mary LeGere, Clay Taliaferro, Glenda Mackie, Gene Medler, Chuck Davis, Jan Van Dyke, Robert Lindgren, Lynda McCulloch, Mavis Ray, Julia Wray, Virginia Moomaw, Dot Silver, Pamela Sofras, Gay Cheney, Sal Siello, Peter McBeth, and Lemmas Mackie. The award, which includes a monetary honorarium, is presented annually at an NCDA Event.
NCDA ANNUAL AWARD Nominations are solicited each year from the community. If you have someone in mind that you feel has made a substantial impact on the field of dance in our state and would like to see them recognized, we would like to hear from you. Your nomination must include the name, address and telephone number of the nominee, and a brief paragraph describing the nominee’s contributions to dance in North Carolina. Please email us (Attn: Annual Award) with your nomination letter.
Past Annual Award winners: